MLB Women’s Baseball Day – AZ Snake Pit

Who would I pick to play for the Diamondbacks?
— Read on www.azsnakepit.com/2021/7/20/22581354/mlb-womens-baseball-day

Norwegian women’s handball team fined for wearing shorts instead of bikinis – The Washington Post

The European Handball Federation’s disciplinary commission ordered the team to pay 150 euros per player after the women wore athletic shorts during a match on Sunday.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/20/norway-handball-team-fined-shorts/

The Pitchers Whose Spin Rates Fell Most After a Crackdown on Sticky Substances – The New York Times

Strikeouts have decreased and on-base percentage has risen — midseason changes without parallel in decades of baseball in the majors.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/07/19/upshot/major-league-baseball-spin-rate-shift.html

Sports Hall of Fame – Narelle Gosstray

This year, 26 district sporting legends are being inducted to the hall of fame, honour roll and junior honour roll categories in the Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. The News is featuring stories on each of the inductees in the lead-up to the…
— Read on www.sheppnews.com.au/sport/2021/07/18/4713232/sports-hall-of-fame-narelle-gosstray

Minor league baseball players still have struggles after MLB’s overhaul, advocates say – The Washington Post

Even with sweeping changes, which are massive by professional baseball standards, most minor leaguers continue to live at or below the poverty line, according to Harry Marino, executive director of Advocates for Minor Leaguers.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/07/16/minor-league-baseball-advocacy-mlb-overhaul/

Medford’s Kaleigh Laidlaw making history on the baseball diamond

Baseball players through the generations know that runny mascara can look like they’re crying.
— Read on www.wickedlocal.com/story/medford-transcript/2021/07/15/medfords-kaleigh-laidlaw-making-history-baseball-diamond/7937032002/

First-Ever Female NCAA Catcher Breaks Baseball Barriers

Marika Lyszczyk was the first female catcher to play NCAA baseball and now she is taking on the challenge of summer collegiate baseball in the Hamptons.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/first-ever-female-ncaa-pitcher-breaks-baseball-barriers-1609818

Arena Stage Announces TONI STONE Cast and Creative Team

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play in a professional men’s league.
— Read on www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/Arena-Stage-Announces-Cast-and-Creative-Team-Announced-for-TONI-STONE-20210714

16 female athletes stepping up and speaking out

16 female athletes stepping up and speaking out
— Read on mailchi.mp/malala/16-female-athletes-stepping-up-and-speaking-out

Lena Vann’s Black Period Project is working to eliminate the stigma around menstruation and poverty – The Lily

Giving voice to Black menstruators is crucial, says 21-year-old Lena Vann.
— Read on www.thelily.com/periods-are-not-gross-how-one-student-is-working-to-eliminate-the-stigma-around-menstruation-and-poverty/

Allyson Felix is giving Olympians $10,000 for child care – The Lily

The fund will be available to applicants who are eligible to compete for a U.S. national team.
— Read on www.thelily.com/track-star-allyson-felix-is-giving-fellow-olympians-10000-for-child-care-its-a-huge-sigh-of-relief-they-say/

An M.L.B. Game Will be Called Entirely by Women – The New York Times

“It can’t help but feel different,” said Alanna Rizzo, who will be part of the crew for an Orioles-Rays game alongside Melanie Newman, Sarah Langs, Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/sports/baseball/mlb-all-woman-broadcast.html

New Olympic Sports: What to Know About the 5 New Sports at the Tokyo Games | SELF

The Tokyo games will bring with it five new Olympic sports—four of which will make their debuts, and one which is coming back after a 13-year hiatus.
— Read on www.self.com/story/new-olympic-sports-tokyo

Baseball Needs More Kids Movies | FanGraphs Baseball

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.
— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/baseball-needs-more-kids-movies/

MLB GRIT offers girls an All-Star experience

www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-girls-id-tour-comes-to-all-star-week

Japan’s Fukushima Pref. to bar spectators from Olympic softball, baseball

Tokyo Olympics’ softball and baseball games scheduled at Fukushima Azuma stadium will be held behind closed doors, Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori says, with the state of the COVID-19 situation still touch and go in Japan.
— Read on english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/07/794147c74ef0-fukushima-to-bar-spectators-from-olympic-softball-baseball.html

NFHS Begins Yearlong Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Title IX

NFHS Begins Yearlong Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Title IX
— Read on editor.ne16.com/vo/

USSSA Pride looks to inspire future softball players at Bosse Field

The USSSA Pride, an independent professional fastpitch softball team, is playing a pair of exhibitions Tuesday and Wednesday.
— Read on www.courierpress.com/story/sports/2021/07/13/usssa-pride-looks-inspire-future-softball-players-bosse-field/7939519002/

UNO’s Megan Steinmetz one of few women in country with director of baseball operations job title | Sports | nola.com

Megan Steinmetz makes her way to the Puccino’s Coffee shop on Veterans Boulevard in Metairie every Friday morning.
— Read on www.nola.com/content/tncms/live/

Minor league baseball with women general managers way ahead of MLB

Let’s see Brian Cashman run a team and nurse his baby at the same time.
— Read on www.northjersey.com/story/sports/2021/07/14/minor-league-baseball-women-general-managers/7955015002/

Lyndhurst NJ teen will join ranks of women in college baseball

This fall, catcher Alexia Jorge will join the exclusive ranks as one the few women to play college baseball in New Jersey and the United States.
— Read on www.northjersey.com/story/sports/2021/07/14/lyndhurst-nj-teen-join-ranks-women-college-baseball/5143977001/

500 Girls from Across the U.S. Show that Baseball is a Game for All During National Tournament

ABERDEEN, MD / ACCESSWIRE / July 13, 2021 / Over 500 girls ages 8-19 are set to play at the 6th annual Baseball For All Nationals: the largest girls baseball tournament in North America. This year, the tournament will be hosted at The Ripken ExperienceTM Aberdeen, and will welcome the largest number of girls to ever play at a baseball tournament in U.
— Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/500-girls-across-u-show-152000544.html

Hillsboro Hops | MiLB.com

The Official Site of Minor League Baseball web site includes features, news, rosters, statistics, schedules, teams, live game radio broadcasts, and video clips.
— Read on www.milb.com/hillsboro

Driveline Baseball | Data-Driven Baseball Performance Training

The world’s best data-driven baseball player development program. Hitting and pitching performance training informed by research and constant iteration.
— Read on www.drivelinebaseball.com/

Baseball For All National Girls Baseball Tournament | Baseball For All

Information about Baseball For All Nationals, a girls baseball tournament, taking place in summer 2021 in Aberdeen, MD.
— Read on baseballforall.com/nationals/

Swan Lake woman played pro baseball during WWII | Daily Inter Lake

Under the shade of an umbrella, Donna Roberts, peaked out from beneath a sun hat to catch the action at the Bigfork Fourth of July Parade.
— Read on dailyinterlake.com/news/2021/jul/11/swan-lake-woman-played-prof-baseball-during-wwii/

America’s pastime is garnering more young females toward baseball. “It’s my first love. ”

https://www.denverpost.com/?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.denverpost.com%2F2021%2F07%2F09%2Famericas-pastime-young-females-baseball%2F%3FclearUserState%3Dtrue

We, as women of color, created climbing routes to address a racist history – The Lily

https://www.thelily.com/rock-climbing-route-names-are-notoriously-racist-so-my-friend-and-i-scaled-a-mountain-to-create-our-own/

The Record-Setting Latina Player Marge Villa Leveled the Playing Field | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/record-setting-latina-player-marge-villa-made-huge-strides-leveling-playing-field-180978121/

Dodgers yank Trevor Bauer bobblehead night from schedule

https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2021-07-07/dodgers-trevor-bauer-bobblehead-promtion-canceled

NIL Rulings Do Not Change for High School Student-Athletes

http://editor.ne16.com/vo/?FileID=95ddbc11-93bc-48d1-9098-dbfc1dcdd228&m=068ed89a-d6d6-4d81-afeb-d831425f8990&MailID=3036823&listid=1001499&RecipientID=6443218569

Crushed: The Feel-Good Story

The Feel-Good Story
Crushed

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-feel-good-story/id1555512378?i=1000515297764

Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer, who is alleged to have violently assaulted a woman, should never pitch again

https://deadspin.com/trevor-bauer-should-never-pitch-again-1847235241

Cape League’s lone female assistant coach is New England native

https://www.wcvb.com/article/cape-cod-baseball-league-female-assistant-coach-kayla-baptista/36948755

How female athletes and women’s sports can benefit from NIL

https://www.tampabay.com/sports/gators/2021/07/06/how-female-athletes-and-womens-sports-can-benefit-from-nil/

Olympic baseball and softball tournaments to feature 20-second pitch clock

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1109831/baseball-softball-rules

NYTimes: Why Marijuana Can Disqualify a Runner From the Olympics

Why Marijuana Can Disqualify a Runner From the Olympics
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/sports/olympics/marijuana-olympics-shacarri-richardson.html?referringSource=articleShare

Women In Baseball: Blue Jays’ Ginger Poulson Embraces The MLB Draft Experience

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/women-in-baseball-blue-jays-ginger-poulson-embraces-the-mlb-draft-experience/

MLB’s sticky-stuff crackdown is causing less spin, more contact, analysis shows – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/07/02/sticky-stuff-baseball-data/

Softball is back for Tokyo Olympics, but what is its future?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/annkillion/article/Softball-is-back-for-Tokyo-Olympics-but-what-is-16294410.php

NYTimes: Naomi Osaka Is Talking to the Media Again, but on Her Own Terms

Naomi Osaka Is Talking to the Media Again, but on Her Own Terms
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/04/business/media/naomi-osaka-tennis-journalism.html?referringSource=articleShare

JUST ONE OF THE GUYS: Dover’s Littlefield help her team to top seed in state baseball tourney

Avery Littlefield, a pitcher, third baseman and clean-up hitter, is treated like any other member of the Dover Cal Ripken 12-year-old team, and that is exactly how she wants it. Littlefield and her teammates are the No. 1 seed in the upcoming state tournament which starts Monday in Keene.
— Read on www.seacoastonline.com/story/sports/2021/07/05/just-one-guys-dovers-littlefield-help-her-team-top-seed-state-baseball-tourney/7854115002/

Rutland baseball player is the only girl on her AAU Team

https://spectrumnews1.com/ma/worcester/news/2021/07/03/morgan-lucas-rutland-baseball-

Police: Sexual assault investigation of Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer ‘bigger than we thought’

https://www.yardbarker.com/mlb/articles/police_sexual_assault_investigation_of_dodgers_trevor_bauer_bigger_than_we_thought/s1_13132_35292983

MLB’s sticky-stuff crackdown is causing less spin, more contact, analysis shows – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/07/02/sticky-stuff-baseball-data/

NYTimes: Trevor Bauer of the Dodgers Is Accused of Assaulting a Woman

Trevor Bauer of the Dodgers Is Accused of Assaulting a Woman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/sports/baseball/trevor-bauer-dodgers-assault.html?referringSource=articleShare

NYTimes: Why We Hold Olympic Athletes to Such Ridiculous and Cruel Standards

Why We Hold Olympic Athletes to Such Ridiculous and Cruel Standards
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/opinion/shacarri-richardson-drug-test-marijuana.html?referringSource=articleShare

Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave by MLB amid allegations of sexual assault

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/07/02/trevor-bauer-administrative-leave-investigation/

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer ‘strangled woman until she passed out’ new court papers claim | Daily Mail Online

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9744869/Dodgers-pitcher-Trevor-Bauer-strangled-woman-passed-new-court-papers-claim.html

Woman says Trevor Bauer punched, strangled her – Los Angeles Times

https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2021-06-30/mlb-trevor-bauer-dodgers-possible-discipline-assault-allegation