Federation Focus: Bach Praises WBSC’s New Headquarters

Also: Pandemic forces changes for FIG; ITF AGM goes virtual; UCI’s 2020 event calendar undergoes another overhaul
— Read on aroundtherings.com/site/A__100341/Title__Federation-Focus-Bach-Praises-WBSCs-New-Headquarters/292/Articles

List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic – The Washington Post

Associated Press research finds that four-year U.S. colleges have eliminated 171 sports programs because of budget problems blamed on the coronavirus outbreak
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/

How Stanford, Ivy League are signs of what is to come for college sports – Sports Illustrated

The Ohio State, Stanford and Ivy League developments tell us where we are in college athletics: adrift, lacking answers and failing to gain ground on a relentless pandemic.
— Read on www.si.com/

Stanford cuts 11 varsity sports amid budget tightening

Field hockey, men’s volleyball among the sports eliminated as coronavirus issues create the need for financial stability.
— Read on www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/08/stanford-eliminates-11-varsity-sports/

This New Deal Summer Camp Program Aimed to Help Unemployed Women – HISTORY

About 8,500 women attended the camps inspired by the CCC and organized by Eleanor Roosevelt—but the “She-She-She” program was mocked and eventually abandoned.
— Read on www.history.com/

Dodgers Foundation CEO Nichol Whiteman a voice for Black women – Los Angeles Times

Nichol Whiteman
— Read on www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2020-07-07/nichol-whiteman-dodgers-foundation-ceo-strong-voice-black-women

Paving a Path, Women in Baseball: Rachel Luba – Minnesota Twins – Articles – Articles – Twins Daily

You may not yet know Rachel Luba’s name, but you absolutely know who she represents. Former Cleveland pitcher and current Cincinnati Reds hurler Trevor Bauer met the founder of Luba Sports during his time at UCLA. In 2020 Rachel successfully ne…
— Read on twinsdaily.com/articles.html/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins/paving-a-path-women-in-baseball-rachel-luba-r9528

The Collapsed Athlete Course

High school coaches know the importance of preparation. You spend hours developing practice and game plans. You work tirelessly to perfect performance all in an effort to help your students excel in their sport or activity and in life.
Every year high school students endure serious injuries and suffer life-threatening medical emergencies while participating in sports and activities. The causes are many and varied. Some may result from known medical conditions, while others may be a consequence of the activity, environmental conditions, or an unrecognized medical condition.
The bottom line, when you witness the collapse of an athlete, you may be responsible for their immediate and appropriate care. But what do you do? Who do you call? Where do you start?
This course will teach you the importance of developing Emergency Action Plans and practicing them, including assigning responsibilities to team members. You’ll discover the three H’s; HEART, HEAT and HEAD and their relationship to potentially fatal injuries and illnesses.When your athlete collapses and you need to act, you will know an action plan designed to take you step by step through the process of helping the collapsed athlete. You will be prepared when any emergency arises.
— Read on nfhslearn.com/courses/the-collapsed-athlete

COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators Course

The COVID 19 pandemic presents a myriad of challenges to high school athletic and activity programs. To help address some of those challenges, the National Federation of State High School Associations has developed “COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators.”
The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee developed “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” to aide state associations during this unprecedented event. This course will present material from that document along with some other helpful information and materials to assist school administrators and coaches conduct workouts, practices and contests as safely as possible.
— Read on nfhslearn.com/courses/covid-19-for-coaches-and-administrators

MLB schedule 2020: San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics release schedules for this season – ABC7 San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics have officially released their schedules for 2020.
— Read on abc7news.com/mlb-schedule-2020-san-francisco-giants-sf-oakland-athletics/6303207/

Greg Hansen: The bill has come due on out-of-control spending in the NCAA | Greg Hansen | tucson.com

The coronavirus has exposed colleges’ skyrocketing salaries.
— Read on tucson.com/content/tncms/live/

Nick Cordero, Broadway actor, dead at 41 – CNN

Nick Cordero, a Broadway actor who had admirers across the world rallying for his recovery, has died after a battle with Covid-19, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2020/07/05/entertainment/nick-cordero-obit/index.html

MLB testing problems creating issues early on – Lone Star Ball

MLB has run into delays in processing COVID-19 tests, delaying workouts for at least one team
— Read on www.lonestarball.com/2020/7/6/21314525/mlb-testing-problems-creating-issues-early-on

Astros’ Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season ends | Daily Mail Online

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked his wife, Daniella to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8492331/Correa-asks-wife-stay-salons-season-ends.html

Mexican Baseball League season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Mexican Baseball League season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
— Read on www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1095985/mexican-baseball-league-covid-19

J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox DH: ‘I’m asthmatic. I’m very scared of everything … I think my love for the game is going to outweigh my fear’ – masslive.com

J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox DH: ‘I’m asthmatic. I’m very scared of everything … I think my love for the game is going to outweigh my fear’ – masslive.com
— Read on www.masslive.com/redsox/2020/07/jd-martinez-boston-red-sox-dh-im-asthmatic-im-very-scared-of-everything-i-think-my-love-for-the-game-is-going-to-outweigh-my-fear.html

A July 4th Opening Day would’ve been nice, but MLB blew it – Los Angeles Times

Major League Baseball could’ve had a really special opening day on July 4th. Instead, money squabbles between players and owners pushed it back.
— Read on www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-07-03/mlb-july-4th-fizzle-no-games

Tipping Your Cap

Tipping Your Cap is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of those who
played in the Negro Leagues and changed baseball … and America.
— Read on www.tippingyourcap.com/

AFI Movie Club: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN | American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN | American Film Institute
— Read on www.afi.com/news/afi-movie-club-a-league-of-their-own/

Ride Like a Girl (2019) – IMDb

Directed by Rachel Griffiths. With Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Brooke Satchwell. The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
— Read on www.imdb.com/title/tt7600382/

Historic: British Federation launches Women’s Baseball league, names Amanda Hocking first National Team manager – WBSC – World Baseball Softball Confederation

WBSC – World Baseball Softball Confederation
— Read on www.wbsc.org/news/historic-british-federation-launches-womens-baseball-league-names-amanda-hocking-first-national-team-manager

Belmont’s Katie Reynolds robbed of senior season pitching for boys team – Boston Herald

Belmont’s Katie Reynolds robbed of senior season pitching for boys team – Boston Herald
— Read on www-bostonherald-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bostonherald.com/2020/06/08/katie-reynolds-story/amp/

Women Who Inspire: Emily Waldon | Dugout Dish

Emily Waldon
— Read on dugoutdish.com/2020/06/08/women-who-inspire-emily-waldon/amp/

The girls who fought for the right to play in Little League look back, 40 years later – The Washington Post

Forty years ago, Kim Green and dozens of other girls fought for and won the right to play baseball with boys.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/othersports/the-girls-who-fought-for-the-right-to-play-in-little-league-look-back-40-years-later/2014/08/13/f86e4c88-2234-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

Women’s sport dominates list of Australia’s favourite teams | Australia sport | The Guardian

Women’s sport dominates list of Australia’s favourite teams | Australia sport | The Guardian
— Read on amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jun/16/womens-sport-dominates-list-of-australias-favourite-teams

Home Page | Strong Women Strong Girls

Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) champions the aspirations and potential of girls and women by connecting three generations through mentorship. Our innovative programs combine the power of mentoring relationships with a research-based curriculum built on the stories of strong female role models to bolster the confidence and skills of girls and young women.
— Read on swsg.org/

Eve Rosenbaum vowed to be the first girl at Ripken baseball camp. Now she’s blazing a trail in the Orioles front office. – Baltimore Sun

Eve Rosenbaum vowed to be the first girl at Ripken baseball camp. Now she’s blazing a trail in the Orioles front office. – Baltimore Sun
— Read on www-baltimoresun-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-eve-rosenbaum-20200214-f7nzucklpnfunf6kzjupccfcfy-story.html

IX Women’s Baseball World Cup 2020 – The official site – WBSC

IX Women’s Baseball World Cup 2020 – The official site – WBSC
— Read on wbwc.wbsc.org/en/2020/news/four-absolute-begginers-in-wbsc-womens-baseball-world-cup-2020

Anne McClain – QUEERY with Cameron Esposito – Omny.fm

Astronaut Anne McClain sits down with Cameron to discuss her time in the military, being better at molding yourself than being yourself, and what she’s learned from being an astronaut who has spent 6 months in space!
— Read on omny.fm/shows/queery-with-cameron-esposito/anne-mcclain

Gamecock softball star ready to resume history-making path as minor league baseball coach | Sports | postandcourier.com

Former South Carolina softball All-American Tina Plew Whitlock is on track to be a coach in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
— Read on www.postandcourier.com/content/tncms/live/

Paving a Path, Women in Baseball: Melanie Newman – Minnesota Twins – Articles – Articles – Twins Daily

As a follow up to someone that writes about the game, it only seems natural to check with a woman that tells stories through a different medium. Having made her own trek through the minor leagues before debuting in The Show, Melanie Newman can…
— Read on twinsdaily.com/articles.html/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins/paving-a-path-women-in-baseball-melanie-newman-r9510

‘Summer is over before it even began’ — Stories of lost baseball seasons across the U.S.

A retiring coach, a player who lost his senior year, a prospective scout and the voice of the College World Series reflect on the emptiness of a season that wasn’t.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29348950/summer-it-even-began-stories-lost-baseball-seasons-us

100 years after the Negro Leagues’ inaugural season, its brightest star is honored

The original headstone of Oscar Charleston didn’t say a word about his long Hall of Fame career in the Negro Leagues. It didn’t mention his power as a left-hand…
— Read on theundefeated.com/features/100-years-after-the-negro-leagues-inaugural-season-its-brightest-star-is-honored/

Inside the rise of MLB’s Ivy League culture – Stunning numbers and a question of what’s next

Baseball’s front offices have embraced analytics in the 21st century. Diversity? Not so much.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29369890/inside-rise-mlb-ivy-league-culture-stunning-numbers-question-next

Margaret Carroll, one of Rockford’s remaining Rockford Peaches, dies at 85 – Sports – Journal Standard – Freeport, IL

ROSCOE — Mike and Dave Carroll spent about 35 summers out at Roy Gayle Park, first playing baseball for their dad, Ron, and then coaching countless teams and players themselves.An annual highlight was when their mother, Margaret Jurgensmeier Carroll, would take the mound and throw batting practice.”These 11- and 12-year-old kids would see her walking out there and they’d look at each and wonder what’s going on,” Mike Carroll remembered. “They’d think this was going to be
— Read on www.journalstandard.com/sports/20200629/margaret-carroll-one-of-rockfordrsquos-remaining-rockford-peaches-dies-at-85

Jocelyn Benson leading fight for women’s sports in coronavirus age – Outsports

As Michigan’s Secretary of State, Benson chairs the Task Force on Women in Sports, which seeks to elevate female athletes, and serve as a template for the country.
— Read on www.outsports.com/2020/6/29/21306869/jocelyn-benson-michigan-women-sports-task-force

Gabrielle Union backs calls for black female-focused ‘A League Of Their Own’ sequel

Gabrielle Union is backing calls for a black female-focused sequel to the Tom Hanks-starring 1992 baseball movie ‘A League Of Their Own’.
— Read on www.nme.com/news/film/gabrielle-union-backs-calls-for-black-female-focused-a-league-of-their-own-sequel-2698023

A long-overdue ‘Tip of the Cap’ to baseball’s black pioneers – StarTribune.com

Four former United States presidents and a host of others gave a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues.
— Read on www.startribune.com/a-long-overdue-tip-of-the-cap-to-baseball-s-black-pioneers/571539232/

Mariners Host 4th Annual Women In Sports Event – Lookout Landing

Advice and inspiration from women who have broken barriers in the male-dominated sports industry
— Read on www.lookoutlanding.com/2020/6/29/21306393/mariners-host-4th-annual-women-in-sports-event

Barack Obama, Other Celebs Tip Caps To Negro Leagues’ 100th Anniversary | HuffPost

Obama joined other prominent figures to salute the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/negro-leagues-obama-bush-clinton_n_5efa00afc5b6acab2844f6df

Gabrielle Union on Twitter: “Can we make this please? Asking for a bunch of us” / Twitter

Gabrielle Union on Twitter: “Can we make this please? Asking for a bunch of us” / Twitter
— Read on twitter.com/itsgabrielleu/status/1277433709579231232

Ford Designers on Why the 2021 Ford F-150 Is Such a High-Class Hauler – Robb Report

Designers Barb Whalen and Lindsey Grant share why the F-150’s most exclusive trim packages are so posh.
— Read on robbreport.com/motors/cars/2021-ford-f-150-design-2931349/

The 2020 MLB Season: So Dumb and So Terrible

The players want to play because they are workers, this is their job, and they, like all of us, want both a return to normalcy and to draw as much of their salaries as possible. They are also a group of athletic young men who, as a whole, likely have an inflated sense of their own physical superiority.
— Read on www.si.com/mlb/dodgers/news/the-2020-mlb-season-so-dumb-and-so-terrible

Star Trek Can Teach You to Be a Better Ally

A recent open letter written by Miranda D., and published by Women at Warp highlighted the racism that exists inside the Star Trek community. Having been insulted and made to feel unwelcome by those that have determined what a true Star Trek fan is and what they look like, the author writes that the white Trek community needs to do better in making the spaces available for all Trekkies.
— Read on www.startrek.com/news/star-trek-can-teach-you-to-be-a-better-ally

An Open Letter to the Star Trek Community – Women at Warp

To the Star Trek Community,

I write this from a place of deep respect, gratitude and compassion, and with hope that what I have to say will be received in good faith and be heard.

I am an immigrant woman of colour who found Star Trek at a time when I was at my lowest and stuck in what seemed l
— Read on www.womenatwarp.com/an-open-letter-to-the-star-trek-community/

LeBron James, Maverick Carter’s SpringHill to Be a Media Empire – Bloomberg

The King and his longtime business partner Maverick Carter have formed a new company with an unapologetic agenda.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-06-25/lebron-james-maverick-carter-s-springhill-to-be-a-media-empire

Baseball history unpacked, June 22 – Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs, simCub, and MLB news from yesterday and today.
— Read on www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2020/6/22/21298507/baseball-history-unpacked-june-22

Colin Kaepernick joins Medium’s board of directors – Business Insider

The former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist will also be conducting “high profile” interviews and writing stories about racism for Medium.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/colin-kaepernick-medium-board-of-directors-2020-6

How Sally Ride blazed a trail for women in space

In June 1983, this barrier-breaking astronaut overcame discriminatory policies—and a sexist society—as the first American woman to launch into orbit.
— Read on www.nationalgeographic.com/history/reference/people/sally-ride-blazed-trail-women-astronauts/

Remembering the Colorado Silver Bullets | Mental Floss

Sixteen-year-old knuckleballer Eri Yoshida made news earlier this week when she was selected in the Kansai Independent Baseball League draft. Remember the name, because you might hear it again in a few years when the Red Sox sign Yoshida to replace her idol, Tim Wakefield. We’re kidding (we think).

Of course women playing baseball against men is nothing new. In fact, it was only 11 years ago that the all-female Colorado Silver Bullets were barnstorming across the country, challenging men’s
— Read on www.mentalfloss.com/article/20172/remembering-colorado-silver-bullets