We celebrated Michael Phelps’s genetic differences. Why punish Caster Semenya for hers? – The Washington Post

And ask yourself this: Precisely how many nanomoles of testosterone are in your blood?
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/we-celebrated-michael-phelpss-genetic-differences-why-punish-caster-semenya-for-hers/2019/05/02/93d08c8c-6c2b-11e9-be3a-33217240a539_story.html

“Knock Down The House” on Netflix

“Knock Down The House” on Netflix

Hudek’s flourishing in her first season at UL, but her path to softball stardom was winding one | UL Ragin’ Cajuns | theadvocate.com

Deep down, Sarah Hudek knew the day would come.
— Read on www.theadvocate.com/content/tncms/live/

Play Ball; Prince George Senior Men’s Baseball League releases 2019 schedule – PrinceGeorgeMatters.com

Five teams, 50 games, one hunt for September playoff glory
— Read on www.princegeorgematters.com/local-news/play-ball-prince-george-senior-mens-baseball-league-releases-2019-schedule-1423600

Caster Semenya loses appeal in case about women with elevated testosterone.

Elite international sport forces us to place bodies that exist along multiple spectrums into one of two sports competition categories.
— Read on slate.com/technology/2019/05/caster-semenya-testosterone-gender-appeal-ruling.html

Watch The Sweet Spot – A Treasury of Baseball Stories Online | Vimeo On Demand on Vimeo

Step into the batter’s box and experience a bold new look at America’s oldest game. The Sweet Spot shares stories from those who weave the tapestry…
— Read on vimeo.com/ondemand/thesweetspot

Olympian Caster Semenya loses appeal on IAAF’s testosterone rules – The Washington Post

The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport will force the South African to follow IAAF guidelines in suppressing her natural testosterone levels in order to compete.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/05/01/court-decides-against-caster-semenyas-appeal-controversial-rule/

MLB, Cleveland Indians to donate $5 million for ‘All-Star Legacy’ projects in Northeast Ohio – cleveland.com

MLB, Cleveland Indians to donate $5 million for ‘All-Star Legacy’ projects in Northeast Ohio – cleveland.com
— Read on www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/04/mlb-cleveland-indians-team-up-on-all-star-legacy-initiative-projects.html

St. Peter’s athlete one of seven Canadians invited to MLB Grit Baseball Invitational | Baseball | Sports | Cape Breton Post

Close your eyes and imagine walking out from a dugout and stepping foot onto a major league baseball field with thousands of bright lights shining down.

Ellie MacAulay has lived it.

The St. Peter’s pitcher and centre-fielder was one of
— Read on www.capebretonpost.com/sports/baseball/st-peters-athlete-one-of-seven-canadians-invited-to-mlb-grit-baseball-invitational-307284/

Star Weekly | Teen ready to hit it out of the park

Star Weekly | Teen ready to hit it out of the park
— Read on www.starweekly.com.au/news/teen-ready-to-hit-it-out-of-the-park/

Play Like a Girl – Lenny Letter

Two all-girls baseball teams on what it takes to play a sport that has systematically and historically shut women out.
— Read on www.lennyletter.com/story/play-like-a-girl

Why We Need More Diversity in Baseball – Baseball Reflections

Baseball has long been known as the great American pastime; and like other sports in the U.S., diversity in teams has increased over the last several decades to include the best players. Among Major League Baseball teams, almost 40 percent of players are not white, which truly represents the melting pot that is the U.S. […]
— Read on baseballreflections.com/2019/04/28/why-we-need-more-diversity-in-baseball/

Miller Park ready for 10-game homestand against Rockies, Mets and Nationals

Miller Park ready for 10-game homestand against Rockies, Mets and Nationals
— Read on www.cbs58.com/news/miller-park-ready-for-10-game-homestand-against-rockies-mets-and-nationals

Moreo: Hack look backs on being a woman in sports journalism – The Daily Orange – The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

Moreo: Hack look backs on being a woman in sports journalism – The Daily Orange – The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York
— Read on dailyorange.com/2019/04/moreo-hack-look-backs-woman-sports-journalism/

North Carolina teenage girl turns heads at baseball event :: WRAL.com

Major League Baseball recently held its third annual Girls Baseball Trailblazer Series in Compton, Calif., an event designed to promote girls’ participation in America’s national pastime.
— Read on www.wral.com/north-carolina-teenage-girl-turns-heads-at-baseball-event/18350010/

MLB Flies Under the Radar With Sponsor Patches

Since 2000, MLB clubs have experimented during international games with uniform sponsor patches. So why is it just now getting noticed?
— Read on frntofficesport.com/mlb-sponsor-patches/

Yankees reporter Meredith Marakovits living her major-league dream

Get to know Meredith Marakovits, Yankees clubhouse reporter for YES Network, in this installment of “As Told To Amy G,” an interview series that will run throughout the baseball season.
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/yankees-reporter-meredith-marakovits-living-173526121.html

From Fastballs To Greaseballs, ‘K’ Offers A History Of Baseball’s Most Iconic Pitches : NPR

NY Times baseball writer Tyler Kepner spoke to 22 hall-of-fame pitchers about what they throw, and how they get a mental edge over hitters. His new book is K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/04/18/714582790/from-fastballs-to-greaseballs-k-offers-a-history-of-baseball-s-most-iconic-pitch

Extraordinary women tell their stories in Cambridge | CambridgeTimes.ca

When Dana Bookman’s six-year-old daughter wanted to quit baseball after being the only female player in a league of 400 boys, the Toronto mother went looking for a girls’ league for her child. She…
— Read on www.cambridgetimes.ca/whatson-story/9302914-extraordinary-women-tell-their-stories-in-cambridge/

» Subscapularis 101

» Subscapularis 101
— Read on ericcressey.com/subscapularis-101

Court Documents Reveal Decades-Long Pattern Of Sexual Abuse In Boy Scouts : NPR

Newly revealed court testimony suggests the Boy Scouts of America had considerably more leaders involved in the sexual abuse of minors than previously thought.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/04/26/717201092/abuse-by-boy-scout-leaders-more-widespread-than-earlier-thought

Three girls spend over a year renovating baseball field at JC Harmon High in KCK | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Three girls at J.C. Harmon High School in KCK are leaving behind a legacy. They’ve dedicated a year-and-a-half to overhauling the school’s baseball field. “It was really muddy. It was very, very hilly,” senior Cinthya Sandoval said.
— Read on fox4kc.com/2019/04/25/three-girls-spend-over-a-year-renovating-baseball-field-at-jc-harmon-high-in-kck/

High school notebook: Live Oak’s Branch swaps softball for baseball diamond | Central Texas Baseball | wacotrib.com

Live Oak freshman Katie Branch looked at a problem and chose to see an opportunity
— Read on www.wacotrib.com/content/tncms/live/

Scott Radley: Kate Psota, Burlington baseball legend, retires from Canadian national team | TheSpec.com

While Kate Psota is proud of her accomplishments on the diamond, the Burlington native’s retirement from Canada’s women’s national team is tinged with disappointment that women’s baseball remains very…
— Read on www.thespec.com/sports-story/9298469-scott-radley-kate-psota-burlington-baseball-legend-retires-from-canadian-national-team/

Blazing her own trail, one fastball at a time

Wendy Alexander/The Madera TribuneMadera South freshman Kaelei Kajitani shows off her pitching form by throwing out the first pitch before the Stallions’ game
— Read on www.maderatribune.com/single-post/2019/04/24/Blazing-her-own-trail-one-fastball-at-a-time

San Antonio female baseball player has Major League dreams | kens5.com

“There’s a lot of coaches that say that girls are not allowed to play baseball because they’re weak, they can’t do it, it’s too fast for them,” Allison said. “But I say that they’re wrong.”
— Read on www.kens5.com/mobile/article/sports/san-antonio-female-baseball-player-has-major-league-dreams/273-920466cb-a14a-42aa-a6fa-0d8999411ea5

» Elite Baseball Development Podcast with Bob Tewksbury

» Elite Baseball Development Podcast with Bob Tewksbury
— Read on ericcressey.com/elite-baseball-development-podcast-with-bob-tewksbury

Love of the game leads local girl to baseball field

Nothing brings 12-year-old Maggie Heaphy of Charlottesville more joy than playing baseball.

Source: Love of the game leads local girl to baseball field

WNBA, CBS Sports reach multiyear television deal beginning with 2019 season – CBSSports.com

CBS Sports will now air 40 WNBA games per season, both in prime time and on weekends
— Read on www.cbssports.com/nba/news/wnba-cbs-sports-reach-multiyear-television-deal-beginning-with-2019-season/

Baseball: Glenbard East’s Schoenke becomes first girl to record a win

Glenbard East defeated Elgin in an Upstate Eight Conference baseball game behind winning pitcher Mary Schoenke.
— Read on www.dailyherald.com/sports/20190420/baseball-glenbard-easts-schoenke-becomes-first-girl-to-record-a-win

‘Kevin Costner was in the movie with me’ – Cardinals broadcaster Horton on ‘Field of Dreams’ anniversary | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com

“Daddy, what’s a southpaw?”
— Read on www.stltoday.com/content/tncms/live/

Cowley student to receive Teen in Sports and Teen of Choice Awards

Cowley College freshman Dachye’ Stubbs will be returning home to the Bahamas to receive a pair of prestigious awards from the Purpose Awareness foundation.
— Read on www.cowley.edu/news/releases/2018_19/041919-cowley-student-to-receive-teen-in-sports-and-teen-of-choice-awards.html

Mom creates viral photo series of girls as athletes and princesses

An Alabama mom rejected the notion that girls could not be a girly-girl and an athlete. The photographer created a series showing girls could be both.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2019/04/19/mom-creates-viral-photo-series-girls-athletes-and-princesses-showing-they-can-choose-both/3506209002/

At Round Rock Christian, baseball is not just for the boys – Sports – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

ROUND ROCK — Jasmyn Aguado knew what her new teammates were thinking.The freshman for the Round Rock Christian Academy baseball team was camped under a lazy fly ball during a sunny afternoon practice in February. Unfortunately, the ball missed her mitt and cracked her between the eyes, creating a bloody mess and a dull thud that could be heard clear across the field.Why do we have a girl playing on our baseball team?Who taught her how to catch?She should just stick to softball.Of course,
— Read on www.statesman.com/sports/20190419/at-round-rock-christian-baseball-is-not-just-for-boys

Hopkins Academy baseball player defying the social norm | News | westernmassnews.com

HADLEY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Hopkins Academy Junior Thea Hanscom has always had a calling for the game of baseball.
— Read on www.westernmassnews.com/content/tncms/live/

Colorado female baseball coach breaks barriers while pregnant

Jaelyn Manzanares has never met another woman who coaches high school baseball.
— Read on www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/high-school/baseball/2019/04/19/colorado-female-baseball-coach-breaks-barriers-while-pregnant/3520182002/

Price criticizes MLB for teams idle on Jackie Robinson Day | CTV News

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day.
— Read on www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sports/price-criticizes-mlb-for-teams-idle-on-jackie-robinson-day-1.4385211

SFU softball player takes the ball — the baseball — for Scottish team | Burnaby Now

The journey from the pitching mound to home plate can sometimes be a long process of signs, checks and grips. It’s a lot longer when the route goes from Delta to Douglas College to SFU to . . .
— Read on www.burnabynow.com/sports/sfu-softball-player-takes-the-ball-the-baseball-for-scottish-team-1.23795907

“Play Ball” Junior Baseball and Pony Tail Open Season Together | TAPinto

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club and the South Plainfield Girls Pony Tail Association were ready. The Saturday early morning rain did not put a damper on the day’s…
— Read on www.tapinto.net/towns/south-plainfield/articles/play-ball-junior-baseball-and-pony-tail-open-season-together

Aberdeen Express’ Marina becomes first woman to start at pitcher in Scottish National League baseball match – Evening Express

Aberdeen Express’ Marina becomes first woman to start at pitcher in Scottish National League baseball match – Evening Express
— Read on www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/sport/local-sport/marina-aims-for-express-route-to-help-women-into-baseball1/

Local ballplayer breaks gender barriers in baseball | WGFL

One local athlete is proving that baseball isn’t just for the boys. Emma Mansfield is the only girl on her middle school baseball team at P. K. Yonge and her local travel ball team, Gatorball Baseball Academy. “She’s one of the better players on the team if not the best player on the team,” said P. K. Yonge coach Rob Brunson. Emma began her baseball journey at the age of four after watching her older brother play. She then started playing competitively at age seven.
— Read on mycbs4.com/sports/content/local-ballplayer-breaks-gender-barriers-in-baseball

Center for New Music | Tracking Series #3 Women Composers and Gender Equity

A gathering space and resource center for new music in San Francisco, comprising performance/rehearsal spaces, offices and co-working space, and a curated performance series.
— Read on centerfornewmusic.com/tracking-series-3-women-composers-and-gender-equity/

Bladen County girl gets MLB to take notice – The North State Journal

Bladen County girl gets MLB to take notice – The North State Journal
— Read on nsjonline.com/article/2019/04/bladen-county-girl-gets-mlb-to-take-notice/

Boy Scouts Are Just Scouts Now, and That’s Making Girl Scouts Mad – Bloomberg

The 100-year-old organizations are prepared to take their battle over self-identity to court.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-17/boy-scouts-are-just-scouts-now-and-that-s-making-girl-scouts-mad

Haiyan Tanner inspires at Trailblazer Series | MLB.com

COMPTON, Calif. — Haiyan Tanner is just like any other precocious, engaging, athletically gifted kid.
The 13-year-old plays baseball and basketball and excels at both, and though she also played lacrosse for a while a few years ago, baseball is her preferred sport.
So there was nothing unusual about the
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/haiyan-tanner-inspires-at-trailblazer-series

Women in sports today are shattering the old glass ceiling | The Kansas City Star

Women in sports today aren’t just breaking the glass ceiling, they’re shattering it.
— Read on www.kansascity.com/sports/article229333179.html

Female Tsawwassen teen makes pitch for big leagues | Vancouver Sun

Marika Lysczcyk has been playing baseball with boys since she was six. And she hopes to continue playing college ball with the men next year
— Read on vancouversun.com/news/local-news/tsawwassen-young-woman-pitcher-makes-pitch-for-mens-college-ball

An interview with Veronica Alvarez, the A’s first female Spring Training coach | MLB.com

The Official Site of Major League Baseball
— Read on www.mlb.com/cut4/an-interview-with-veronica-alvarez-the-a-s-first-female-spring-training-coach

The Average Umpire Is Almost 50. The Best Ones Might Be in Their 30s. – WSJ

A recent study found that the umpires who missed the most ball/strike calls had more than 20 years of experience, while the best umpires averaged just six years on the job.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/the-average-umpire-is-almost-50-the-best-ones-might-be-in-their-30s-11555431301

Bedford’s Maggie Foxx, 13, has a passion for baseball | Sports | unionleader.com

Maggie Foxx had no idea some random web surfing would lead to the opportunity of a lifetime, but that’s how she ended up at Dodger Stadium on Friday night.
— Read on www.unionleader.com/content/tncms/live/