Pinay batters eye historic run at Women’s Baseball World Cup in March

The Philippine women’s baseball team is looking to make history when they compete at the Women’s Baseball World Cup for the first time this March.
— Read on cnnphilippines.com/sports/2021/1/12/philippine-womens-baseball-team-world-cup.html

Women’s baseball museum in Illinois trying to secure funding – Sports Illustrated

Maybelle Blair, a 93-year-old former player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, is raising money to open a center honoring women and girls in baseball.
— Read on www.si.com/

PH women’s baseball team needs to resume training – Manila Standard

The Philippine national womens baseball team needs to go back to physical training soon, now that the coming Womens Baseball World Cup is set to commence this March.
— Read on manilastandard.net/sports/sports-plus/344062/ph-women-s-baseball-team-needs-to-resume-training.html

Bessie Raiche – Wikipedia

Bessie Raiche – Wikipedia
— Read on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Raiche

How Giants, Farhan Zaidi embrace diversity for women in baseball

When I see Alyssa, I see Farhan and Gabe.”
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/giants-farhan-zaidi-embrace-diversity-191149386.html

Tommy Lasorda dies; Dodgers Hall of Fame manager led team to 2 world titles – The Washington Post

The Hall of Fame baseball manager made his players feel “like you could run through a brick wall.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/tommy-lasorda-dead/2021/01/08/e88bee1e-278d-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

Rockford Peaches special edition bobbleheads unveiled

These mark the first bobblehead for all four players and they are four of 13 available in the new series featuring the league’s top players.
— Read on www.wifr.com/2021/01/07/rockford-peaches-special-edition-bobbleheads-unveiled/

Gender Discrimination Complaint Against Steven Cohen Portrays Him in Different Light – The New York Times

The new Mets owner has portrayed himself as affable and accessible. A gender discrimination complaint filed by a former employee paints a far different picture.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/sports/baseball/steven-cohen-mets-gender-discrimination.html

Baseball HOF offers virtual programs | National Sports | thedailystar.com

Women’s History: Dirt on Their Skirts, brings The Museums Diamond Dreams exhibit to life examining gender stereotypes female baseball players have dealt with.
— Read on www.thedailystar.com/content/tncms/live/

A tribute to Phil Niekro, manager of The Colorado Silver Bullets, the all-women’s pro baseball team – Pinstripe Alley

Phil Niekro left a lasting impact not only on MLB, but for women who fought to earn a place in professional baseball.
— Read on www.pinstripealley.com/2021/1/6/22216245/yankees-phil-neikro-tribute-manager-womens-baseball-silver-bullets

The Grizzlies (2018) – IMDb

Directed by Miranda de Pencier. With Jack Anawak, Fred Bailey, Seth Burke, Mary Buscemi. In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.
— Read on www.imdb.com/title/tt6365796/

The Grizzlies – Wikipedia

The Grizzlies – Wikipedia
— Read on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grizzlies

I Am Greta (2020) – IMDb

Directed by Nathan Grossman. With Greta Thunberg, Malena Ernman, Pope Francis, António Guterres. Documentary follows Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate activist from Sweden, on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world’s environmental problems.
— Read on www.imdb.com/title/tt10394738/

How Support for Legal Abortion Went Mainstream in Argentina – The New York Times

The fight for legalization began decades ago, but it gained traction only as more women became lawmakers and a massive grass-roots effort shifted the conversation.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/world/americas/argentina-abortion.html

U.K. Eliminates the Tampon Tax – The New York Times

Britain is the latest of several countries to get rid of the tax in recent years.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/world/europe/tampon-tax-uk.html

Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Serve as Head Coach in N.B.A. Game – The New York Times

She took over coaching the San Antonio Spurs after Gregg Popovich was ejected from a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/31/sports/basketball/becky-hammon-nba-head-coach.html

Report: Bianca Smith to Join Red Sox as 1st-Ever Black Female Pro Baseball Coach | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

The Boston Red Sox are hiring Bianca Smith to coach the team’s minor leaguers in Fort Myers, Florida , per Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe . Smith will be the first Black woman to serve as a professional coach in baseball history…
— Read on bleacherreport.com/articles/2924901-report-bianca-smith-to-join-red-sox-as-1st-ever-black-female-pro-baseball-coach

Red Sox hiring Bianca Smith as minor league coach, making her first Black woman to coach in pro baseball history – The Boston Globe

Smith will work mainly with minor league position players. She joins the Red Sox from Carroll University in Wisconsin and has MLB experience with two teams and in the league office.
— Read on www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/31/sports/red-sox-hire-bianca-smith-minor-league-coach-making-her-first-black-woman-coach-mlb-history/

Red Sox to hire Bianca Smith, MLB’s first Black female coach

According to the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox are hiring Bianca Smith as a minor league coach. She will become the sport’s first Black female coach.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/redsox/2020/12/31/boston-red-sox-bianca-smith/4101131001/

Literacy in the HOOD – Every Child, Every Parent, Every Day™

Literacy in the HOOD – Every Child, Every Parent, Every Day™
— Read on literacyinthehood.com/

Fundraiser by Paris Williams : Paris Cares Foundation

Paris is a kindergarten student determined to feed as many homeless people as possible while lea… Paris Williams needs your support for Paris Cares Foundation
— Read on www.gofundme.com/f/x6vzge-paris-cares-foundation

The concept of gender is broken – The Lily

This year has shaped my womanhood in ending it
— Read on www.thelily.com/what-im-taking-from-2020-the-concept-of-gender-is-broken/

How the A’s traveling secretary helped blow up MLB’s barrier to women reporters – SFChronicle.com

Mickey Morabito, one of the area’s longest tenured sports employees, is the A’s traveling secretary. But before he arrived in Oakland, he was a pivotal figure in perhaps the most well-known fight that women sports reporters waged to gain an equal workplace.
— Read on www.sfchronicle.com/athletics/article/How-the-A-s-traveling-secretary-helped-blow-up-15837062.php

Frame BY Frame Analysis of a complicated arm action: understanding the what and why. Episode 27, December 17th – 2020 Season – Gym Science

Frame BY Frame Analysis of a complicated arm action: understanding the what and why.

Join me in troubleshooting an arm-action issue. A coach/listener provided video for a consult with me to help him understand more thoroughly what this pitcher was doing wrong.I provide a visual/photo feedback session to explain what he’s doing, why he is doing, and the details around the flaw.

You don’t want to miss this as I guarantee, this is a flaw that you have seen and will continue to see; you can get a handle on this now.

To see the meeting and the visual demonstrations, this podcast is also available on YouTube at Angel Borrelli Pitching.

Read on www.gymscience.com/

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top cookie…
— Read on apnews.com/article/palm-oil-forests-indonesia-scouts-83b01f2789e9489569960da63b2741c4

Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves legend known for knuckleball pitch, dies at age 81

Phil Niekro has died at 81.
— Read on www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-braves/braves-legend-phil-niekro-dies-at-age-81/7MPUHCU54RHARPKNC3GO5IHG7M/

Hanshin to launch women’s baseball team in 2021 | The Japan Times

Former Tigers outfielder Yuya Nohara will manage the 17-player team, which is scheduled to begin competitive play in April.
— Read on www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/12/29/baseball/japanese-baseball/hanshin-tigers-womens-baseball/

‘College Athletes Bill of Rights’ Legislation Proposed in Senate – OnFocus

‘College Athletes Bill of Rights’ Legislation Proposed in Senate – OnFocus
— Read on www.onfocus.news/college-athletes-bill-of-rights-legislation-proposed-in-senate/

Her dream is to earn a college wrestling scholarship. The pandemic has put it on hold. – The Washington Post

Beauty Tejan-Cole’s path to college was through a wrestling scholarship until the pandemic disrupted it. She doesn’t plan to let that stop her.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/

Mara Gomez is the first transgender woman to play pro soccer in Argentina. She says the sport saved her. – The Lily

‘I found joy in [soccer]’
— Read on www.thelily.com/mara-gomez-is-the-first-transgender-woman-to-play-pro-soccer-in-argentina-the-sport-saved-her-she-says/

Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think. And while she won the U.S. Open for her third…
— Read on apnews.com/article/police-health-osaka-ahmaud-arbery-police-brutality-595092ee32188137d13ad919eaa4e358

Baseball Hall of Famer, knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Niekro threw a pitch that baffled hitters and catchers. Heck, he didn’t even know where it was going most of the time. But the knuckleball carried Niekro to more…
— Read on apnews.com/article/mlb-phil-niekro-baseball-hall-of-fame-b26edd6857341e61468ab02322f65049

Aliphine Tuliamuk on deciding to have a baby in the pandemic, training pregnant and more – The Lily

She was the first Black American woman to make the U.S. Olympic marathon team
— Read on www.thelily.com/when-the-olympics-were-canceled-marathoner-aliphine-tuliamuk-decided-to-get-pregnant-shes-still-competing-in-2021/

FEATURE: Reformers look to fix Japan’s damaging youth baseball culture

Hampered by excessive, old-fashioned training methods, a win-at-all-costs mentality and the heavy burden placed on parents, participation rates in Japanese youth baseball have been tumbling at a rapid pace.
— Read on english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/12/9fb91b706860-feature-reformers-look-to-fix-japans-damaging-youth-baseball-culture.html

MLB ‘Unfiltered Series’ Features Conversations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

MLB ‘Unfiltered Series’ Features Conversations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
— Read on www.lawattstimes.com/index.php

Ross Riot Ep. 10 – Women in Baseball ft. Maddie Lee – DGN Omega

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS EPISODE 10 ON SPOTIFY It’s a big day for the pod…proudly introducing WOMEN IN BASEBALL, a series designed to highlight a few of the many inspiring female role models in the industry. Today Madeline and Emma welcome Maddie Lee, Cubs beat writer for NBC Chicago Sports and Cubs Talk Podcast co-host,…
— Read on dgnomega.org/11169/sports/ross-riot-ep-10-women-in-baseball-ft-maddie-lee/

How Women’s Sports Can Accelerate the Progress Achieved in 2020

Note: JohnWallStreet will not publish on Christmas, but will be back Monday, Dec. 28. Enjoy the holiday and stay safe! Today’s guest columnist is Stef Strack, founder and CEO of Voice in Sport and president of the Voice in Sport Foundation. One thing the COVID-19 pandemic gave us, for better or for worse, is time. […]
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/women-sports-accelerate-progress-achieved-105513159.html

DC Girls Baseball players explain the impact of Kim Ng – The Washington Post

“Seeing someone who looks like me at such a high level, doing something that I want to do, is awesome,” Maggie Heaphy said. “I mean that’s like the dream right there.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/12/24/kim-ng-hire-girls-baseball/

Kim Ng GM hire impact on MLB’s Asian American community | MLB.com

For Eric Kubota, there was a tangible “sense of relief” when he saw that Kim Ng had been hired by the Miami Marlins to be their new general manager in November.
Kubota, the director of scouting for the A’s, laughs as he describes himself as an “old-school baseball
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/asian-american-mlb-executives-react-kim-ng

Rockford Park District approves property tax levy hike, secures money for Riverview Ice House

Riverview Ice House and an acre of Beyer Park, home of the Rockford Peaches, came up in discussion in hopes to save money. The district said it will sell an acre of Beyer Park, with the ultimate goal to become a museum on the north end of the property, in an effort spearheaded by the International Women’s Baseball Center.
— Read on wrex.com/2020/12/21/rockford-park-district-approves-property-tax-levy-hike-secures-money-for-riverview-ice-house/

Yvette Berry and Baseball Canberra pitching the importance of women in sport | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

Baseball Canberra has launched its first women’s all-star game.
— Read on www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7065804/pitching-the-importance-of-women-in-sport/

“Unfiltered Series” caps important conversations & engagements on issues of diversity, equity & inclusion in Major League Baseball

Unfiltered Series” caps important conversations & engagements on issues of diversity, equity & inclusion in Major League Baseball
— Read on www.mlb.com/press-release/press-release-unfiltered-series-caps-important-conversations-engagements-on-issu

Opinion | Why the Negro Leagues will never fully be integrated into Major League Baseball – The Washington Post

The project to recognize Black athletes has only highlighted the stain of racial injustice.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-the-negro-leagues-will-never-fully-be-integrated-into-major-league-baseball/2020/12/18/cdb309be-416a-11eb-8bc0-ae155bee4aff_story.html

CC Sabathia discusses alcoholism, mental health in HBO doc – New York Daily News

Sabathia makes a consistent refrain: “The end of a story don’t mean anything unless you know everything that came before it.”
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-cc-sabathia-hbo-documentary-20201220-nk5ks5zhy5cyhpfjhyxgo5muum-story.html

Rockies’ Bud Black changes his mind on designated hitter, other baseball rules

Bud Black is old-school. He knows baseball’s history and holds the game’s traditions close to his heart.
— Read on www.denverpost.com/2020/12/20/rockies-bud-black-designated-hitter-baseball-rules/

3 Sunday Suggestions: 12/20/20 – Cressey Training Systems LLC

It’s time for another Sunday recap of some useful content from the past week:


Lateral Lunge to 1-arm Cable Row 
– Here’s a great way to add some variety to your upper body work while challenging your movement proficiency in the frontal plane: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIyr6dIgfeK/


Side Shuffle to Step-Behind Rotational Med Ball Shotput 
– Just when you think we couldn’t get any more creative with our medicine ball work, we found a way:https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3_oy5AnTH/ 
Versapulley Rotational Rows – I’m a big fan of finding ways to get the lower body and core more integrated in upper body work with our baseball players, and the Versapulley allows us to do just that:https://www.instagram.com/p/CI1XW5FAGWN/ 


Happy Holidays!

Eric Cressey
www.SturdyShoulders.com

This email was sent to jim@girlsplaybaseball.com.

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Athletes Leaving the Field Are Joining LinkedIn – The New York Times

The platform that put the “network” in “social network” has proved unexpectedly popular with jocks seeking second careers.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/19/style/athletes-on-linked-in.html

Soccer Will Run Trials of Concussion Substitutes – The New York Times

The move follows growing concern about the long-term effects of head injuries and the often-rushed treatment players receive.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/sports/soccer/concussion-substitutes-ifab.html

Negro Leagues: How players’ stats are being added to MLB history

Will Willie Mays get another home run? How many did Josh Gibson hit? These are questions experts are debating as Negro Leagues become major league.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/12/18/negro-leagues-how-players-stats-being-added-mlb-history/3948761001/

NL Girls Baseball

NL Girls Baseball
— Read on nlgirlsbaseball.com/