Why MLB didn’t use bubble plan for 2020 regular season; and what league insiders think of the decision – CBSSports.com

MLB clubs are traveling to play games, and two teams have already had COVID-19 outbreaks
— Read on www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/why-mlb-didnt-use-bubble-plan-for-2020-regular-season-and-what-league-insiders-think-of-the-decision/

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s First Pitch Sets Baseball Card Record

Another recent Topps Now card featured the San Francisco Giants’ Alyssa Nakken becoming the first female baseball coach to take the field during an MLB game; 4,781 of those were printed.
— Read on www.sporttechie.com/dr-anthony-fauci-first-pitch-topps-baseball-card-record

‘A League of Their Own’ Reboot Promises a Deeper Dive into Women’s Baseball

“Broad City’s” Abbi Jacobson joins Will Graham in bringing new life to the beloved story “A League of Their Own.”
— Read on www.si.com/enfuego/news/a-league-of-their-own-reboot-promises-a-deeper-dive-into-womens-baseball

MLB: Alyssa Nakken blazes a new path for women in baseball

‘I look forward to the day it’s not a big deal a woman is on the field of a Major League Baseball game.’
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/the-first-woman-to-coach-in-the-majors-alyssa-nakken-works-to-open-more-of-baseballs-doors-192132427.html

Amazon Orders A League of Their Own to Series, Releases First Cast Photos

Amazon has given a series order to A League of Their Own, a modern reinterpretation of the classic film of the same name.
— Read on www.cbr.com/amazon-a-league-of-their-own-series-first-cast-photos/

A League of Their Own TV series to star Famalam’s Gbemisola Ikumelo – Radio Times

The classic Madonna baseball movie A League of Their Own is being rebooted by Amazon Studios and features Famalam star Gbemisola Ikumelo in the cast.
— Read on www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-08-06/league-of-their-own-gbemisola-ikumelo/

‘‘A League of Their Own’ series gets green light from Amazon Studios

There is still no crying in baseball.
— Read on www.kiro7.com/news/trending/league-their-own-series-gets-green-light-amazon-studios/L6IVXGRV4ZBBHNVLNI64JWK7PU/

Experience prepared Julie Rousseau to lead USC’s Black Lives Matter Action Team – Press Enterprise

Experience prepared Julie Rousseau to lead USC’s Black Lives Matter Action Team – Press Enterprise
— Read on www.pe.com/2020/08/05/experience-prepared-julie-rousseau-to-lead-uscs-black-lives-matter-action-team/

Melanie Newman makes history in play-by-play debut for Baltimore Orioles’ radio broadcast

Melanie Newman became the first female broadcaster in Baltimore Orioles history when she debuted on play-by-play for the team’s radio network.
— Read on awfulannouncing.com/mlb/melanie-newman-makes-history-play-by-play-debut-baltimore-orioles-radio-broadcast.html

AAUW McLean Area’s HOME RUN Fundraiser for Women & Education | Created by AAUW McLean Area Branch

AAUW McLean Area’s HOME RUN Fundraiser for Women & Education | Created by AAUW McLean Area Branch
— Read on charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/aauw-mclean-areas-home-run-fundraiser-for-women-and-education

Major League Baseball Hires Black C-Suite Exec Michele Meyer-Shipp

Major League Baseball (MLB) tapped Michele Meyer-Shipp its new Chief People & Culture Officer to oversee all of the league’s HR activities.
— Read on www.blackenterprise.com/major-league-baseball-hires-black-c-suite-exec-michele-meyer-shipp/

Paving a Path, Women in Baseball: Venika Streeter – Minnesota Twins – Articles – Homepage – Twins Daily

Venturing out of the front office and into a more unique role, we find Venika Streeter. As the Manager of Authentics and Retail Sales, you can imagine the amount of history that she’s seen pass across her desk. The Twins Authentics shop is one…
— Read on twinsdaily.com/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins/paving-a-path-women-in-baseball-venika-streeter-r9655

Three things to consider before kids resume playing sports, according to a physician – The Washington Post

There is no way to make playing on a sports team completely risk free, but we can focus on reducing the dangers as much as we can.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/08/04/three-things-consider-before-kids-resume-playing-sports-according-physician/

Girls Behind Rooftop Tennis Clip Got to Play Against Federer – Adweek

Barilla creates a once-in-a-lifetime moment for young fans whose video tallied millions of views.
— Read on www.adweek.com/agencies/roger-federer-surprised-2-girls-with-a-match-after-their-quarantine-tennis-video-blew-up/

The Rock and Dany Garcia Are Buying the XFL – Adweek

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the month, pending bankruptcy court approval.
— Read on www.adweek.com/tv-video/dwayne-johnson-the-rock-johnson-dany-garcia-buy-xlf-bankrupt/

White Sox-Cardinals Field of Dreams game canceled – Chicago Sun-Times

The White Sox were scheduled to play the Cardinals in an Iowa cornfield.
— Read on chicago.suntimes.com/white-sox/2020/8/3/21353111/white-sox-cardinals-field-of-dreams-game-cancelled

Opinion | Baseball Is Playing for Its Life, and Ours – The New York Times

An outbreak of infections soon after reopening has struck a blow at more than just the Marlins.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/08/02/opinion/baseball-coronavirus-Marlins.html

A historic milestone: U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air pilot earns ‘Wings of Gold’

The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical aircraft pilot, Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle, received her “Wings of Gold” Friday, marking a historic milestone for naval aviation.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/historic-milestone-u-s-navy-s-first-black-female-tactical-n1235588

Why Is Jessica Mendoza Still Calling MLB Games?

Former softball star and ESPN commentator Jessica Mendoza is a controversial figure among baseball fans. Why does Mendoza still call games?
— Read on www.sportscasting.com/

Paving a Path, Women in Baseball: Kate Townley – Minnesota Twins – Articles – Articles – Twins Daily

While women are vastly underrepresented throughout the game, it’s also worth noting that talented individuals are present in virtually every organization. The Minnesota Twins aren’t an exception here. Kate Townley was immediately offered up as…
— Read on twinsdaily.com/articles.html/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins/paving-a-path-women-in-baseball-kate-townley-r9616

Every sport has a coronavirus plan. MLB’s lasted four days. – The Washington Post

Sports can’t be played safely in a country that doesn’t value public health
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/27/every-sport-has-coronavirus-plan-mlbs-lasted-four-days/

Lindsay Hecox finds herself at center of Idaho transgender sports lawsuit – The Washington Post

19-year old Lindsay Hecox of Boise State is part of a federal lawsuit against Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. “I just want the chance to run,” Hecox says.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/27/idaho-transgender-sports-lawsuit-hecox-v-little-hb-500/

Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak: Home opener canceled, team forced to stay in Philadelphia – The Washington Post

The outbreak potentially has far-reaching consequences in MLB and would affect not only the Marlins, but other teams as well.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/26/marlins-delay-return-miami-after-apparent-coronavirus-outbreak-among-players/

WNBA Players Walk Out During National Anthem

“We’re dedicating this season to Breonna Taylor,” said New York Liberty player Layshia Clarendon.
— Read on www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lamvo/wnba-players-walk-out-during-anthem

Gabe Kapler responds to President Trump’s tweet on Giants kneeling | NBCS Bay Area

Kapler and the Giants won’t back down from anyone who disagrees with their choice.
— Read on www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/gabe-kapler-responds-president-trumps-tweet-giants-kneeling

Baseball Players Take Knee on Opening Day to Pay Tribute to Black Lives Matter | Democracy Now!

Baseball Players Take Knee on Opening Day to Pay Tribute to Black Lives Matter | Democracy Now!
— Read on www.democracynow.org/2020/7/24/headlines/baseball_players_take_knee_on_opening_day_to_pay_tribute_to_black_lives_matter

The mysterious Ms. Marble: Tennis and gender equality trailblazer – New York Daily News

The United States Lawn Tennis Association considered tennis a game for gifted amateurs. Ladies and gentlemen didn’t play it for money. Well, working-class Alice Marble disagreed.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-alice-marble-book-20200724-3pxomdxg5bdqbgjide2sxun7ia-story.html

Roy and Wanda Williams donate over $600,000 to fund scholarships for spring athletes – The Daily Tar Heel

The donation will go to fund scholarships for student-athletes in spring sports including men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s outdoor track, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf. 
— Read on www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/07/roy-and-wanda-williams-donation-to-unc-spring-sport-athletes-seasons-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus

The legend of the baseball glove – StarTribune.com

In the heart of every American there is a special place for a special piece of cowhide.
— Read on www.startribune.com/memories-the-legend-of-the-baseball-glove/571853911/

Readers Write: Remembering history, police reform, baseball memories – StarTribune.com

A beloved glove and game
Women have baseball-glove stories, too (“The legend of the baseball glove,” Opinion Exchange, July 22). I grew up in a neighborhood where pickup baseball games after dinner were a several-nights-a-week occurrence.
— Read on www.startribune.com/readers-write-remembering-history-police-reform-baseball-memories/571899492/

Opinion | A salute to the Negro Leagues – The Washington Post

The quality of Major League Baseball was diminished in the absence of the league’s stars.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-salute-to-the-negro-leagues/2020/07/24/500b3c1c-cdc9-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html

Giants coach Alyssa Nakken’s long walk to 1st base historic step for women in baseball | CBC Sports

Alyssa Nakken is the first female on a major league coaching staff and even worked at first base for part of Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland, then started at the spot a night later in San Francisco.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/mlb-alyssa-nakken-san-francisco-coach-1.5660059

Yankees, White Sox to play at Field of Dreams

The Yankees and White Sox will play a game at the famed Field of Dreams in Iowa next season following the construction of a temporary, 8,000-seat ballpark.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27345869/yankees-white-sox-play-field-dreams

World War II gave ‘girls’ a shot at pro baseball, but at first the focus was on looks – The Washington Post

The women’s sport grew to 10 teams and developed fans “because we played good baseball.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/world-war-ii-gave-girls-a-shot-at-pro-baseball-but-at-first-the-focus-was-on-looks/2020/05/20/8a71dc3a-8a4e-11ea-8ac1-bfb250876b7a_story.html

Former baseball player Devakrupa dead

Devakrupa, retired Physical Director of Kasturba Gandhi College for Women, Marredpally, Secunderabad and also Ex. Executive Committee member of Andhra Pradesh Baseball Association, passed away here on Tuesday.
— Read on telanganatoday.com/former-baseball-player-devakrupa-dead

The unknown history of Seneca Falls, a seminal moment in the women’s suffrage movement

Discover how eight different historical figures experienced the famous Seneca Falls convention.
— Read on www.evoke.org/articles/april-2020/deep-dives/unkown-history-seneca-falls-seminal-moment-womens-suffrage

Embracing Change is Crucial in Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts – NFHS

Embracing Change is Crucial in Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts
— Read on www.nfhs.org/articles/embracing-change-is-crucial-in-restarting-high-school-sports-performing-arts/

A new day in sports: Owners don’t have to agree with players, but they must listen. – The Washington Post

Pro athletes are recognizing their leverage, so those who own the teams don’t have to agree with their view, but they must respect them.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/22/new-day-sports-owners-dont-have-agree-with-players-they-must-listen/


Fighting Hunger and Restoring Jobs during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
— Read on thefarmlinkproject.org/

MLB pitcher says he’s using his platform to ‘implement change’ a – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

By Alicia Lee, CNN As the National Anthem rang out across the baseball field Monday, Los Angeles Angels’ relief pitcher Keynan Middleton took a knee and raised his fist, adding his voice…
— Read on www.wrcbtv.com/story/42394642/mlb-pitcher-says-hes-using-his-platform-to-implement-change-after-kneeling-during-the-national-anthem

Hard Thrower: Genna Roark Opens Eyes On 10-Year-Old Godfrey Boys Baseball Squad | RiverBender.com

VIDEO OF PITCHER GENNA ROARK:GODFREY – Genna Roark is doing something most girls don’t do at age 10, she is a star pitcher for a boys baseball team
— Read on www.riverbender.com/articles/details/hard-thrower-genna-roark-opens-eyes-on-10yearold-godfrey-boys-baseball-squad-43245.cfm

Alyssa Nakken gets practice as 1st-base coach for Giants | MLB.com

Player development will be a major theme for the Giants this season, but manager Gabe Kapler is making sure members of his coaching staff have an opportunity to advance their own personal growth as well.
In that spirit, the Giants had Alyssa Nakken, the first full-time female coach on a
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/alyssa-nakken-gets-practice-as-1st-base-coach-for-giants

‘Rosie the Riveter’ Mae Krier once made red bandannas. Now she makes coronavirus face masks with the same cloth. – The Washington Post

Since the war against the coronavirus started, Mae Krier shifted her energy from making Rosie bandannas to Rosie face masks, cut from the same cotton cloth.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/07/21/mae-krier-rosie-riveter/

Gabe Kapler takes a knee, and Trump tweets ‘the game is over for me’ – The Washington Post

After Gabe Kapler and several players took a knee Monday night, the president said the display was “a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/21/giants-manager-takes-knee-during-anthem-trump-tweets-game-is-over-me/

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female coach in MLB history

The Giants made Alyssa Nakken the first female coach on an MLB staff Thursday. She will be in uniform, will travel, throw batting practice and hit fungoes, manager Gabe Kapler said.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28498408/giants-make-alyssa-nakken-first-female-coach-mlb-history

USA Baseball Updates 2020 On-Field Schedule

USA Baseball Updates 2020 On-Field Schedule
— Read on aroundtherings.com/site/A__100467/Title__USA-Baseball-Updates-2020-On-Field-Schedule/292/Articles

‘Why is it that the white man took control of baseball and said that’s for them?’

Ernest Fann lives in Birmingham, on a dead-end street down near Valley Creek. As the days go by, and he’s home during the coronavirus pandemic, he has something he wonders about.

— Read on deadspin.com/why-is-it-that-the-white-man-took-control-of-baseball-a-1844433773

“… an enthusiastic and loving father to his 17 year old daughter Grace Sandretti, with whom he shared a love of baseball…” David Sandretti 1960 – 2020 – Obituary

…an enthusiastic and loving father to his 17 year old daughter Grace Sandretti, with whom he shared a love of baseball. He devoted much of his spare time to coaching Grace, whether she wanted him to or not, and being her biggest fan. He encouraged Grace to play little league baseball and by doing so, she was one of the few of her cohort to break the gender barrier and pave the way for an all-girl baseball team. For many years, he coached Grace’s Cap City Little League team and became affectionately known by players and parents alike as Coach David…
— Read on www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx

Building on History: From Alcatraz to Dodger Stadium – Dodger Yard

An in-depth look at the 2020 Dodger Stadium renovation and the people working behind-the-scenes to get it done. Take a peek into our new Blue Heaven.
— Read on dodgeryard.com/2020/07/16/building-on-history-from-alcatraz-to-chavez-ravine-dodger-stadium-renovations-baseball/

Women in Baseball Week – A worldwide celebration of women and girls in baseball

Women in Baseball Week – A worldwide celebration of women and girls in baseball
— Read on womeninbaseballweek.org/