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July 12, 2005

Unrelated Question of the Day

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Why aren't there standard baseball team/leagues for women? At first I thought Well, women play softball, but then I realized that men play softball, as well. There are women's wrestling teams, hockey leagues, and lacrosse teams. Why not baseball? What's up with that?

Or are there semi-professional teams and leagues and I am just unaware (which is entirely possible).

Posted by callalillie at July 12, 2005 7:20 AM | Inquiry , Random


well, generally, women/girls don't play organized baseball after little league.

Posted by: tien at July 12, 2005 8:08 AM

Here's a link to a women's pro league


Not a lot of money in it yet. When you think of women's baseball you think of Rosie and Madonna running the bases in mini skirts and Tom Hanks saying there's no crying in baseball. But give the league time, I guess.


Posted by: Kevin Walsh at July 12, 2005 9:14 AM

It's weird, though. I mean, softball is a fairly big sport for women-- was it originally because the ball was bigger and you got to throw underhand (not to underestimate the strength of a woman's arm, but whatever)?

Posted by: corie at July 12, 2005 9:25 AM

Women's sports leagues never get the attention men's leagues do, or the money. Even the WNBA has to fight for every ticket. I wish I could support all women's sports, but all sports bore me silly.
Where DO you find these amazing bits of graffiti?

Posted by: Divaah46 at July 12, 2005 10:57 AM

I'd wager your take on why softball exists is right--a sort of sexist take on women's athletic ability.

But a couple of years ago, they had the women's olympic softball pitcher pitch to a bunch of Major League Baseball players and they couldn't touch her.

I watched some of the college softball world series. Nasty pitching.

Posted by: Bill at July 12, 2005 11:31 AM

Men play softball, too, though. Hmm. It's interesting how some sports are shared and some or not.

The graffiti is on a workfence at 110th and Broadway, right at the subway station.

Posted by: corie at July 12, 2005 11:35 AM

True, but most men's softball is a "sport" in the same way that bowling is a sport. Anything that involves beer as a major component can be fun, but is it really a sport?

Posted by: Bill at July 13, 2005 2:21 AM

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