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there's a girl headed to Williamsport to play for Kentucky in the little league world series. Jeez, what next. I suppose they'll have to pitch underhand to her, and have all the fielders move in when she bats. "Choke up now honey!" Give me a break.

As though when Kerry gets in he's not going to emasculate our country enough!
post #2 of 16
She is not the first and won't be the last.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by SnowDog
there's a girl headed to Williamsport to play for Kentucky in the little league world series. Jeez, what next. I suppose they'll have to pitch underhand to her, and have all the fielders move in when she bats. "Choke up now honey!" Give me a break.

As though when Kerry gets in he's not going to emasculate our country enough!
WTF? What century are you living in? I suppose you think that all women should be barefoot and pregnant too? Many women are doing many things that were though of as "for men only" not too many years ago, and in many cases doing them better than men. Are you afraid that a woman might be better at something than you?

I am not one of these women libbers, but geez Snow Dog, wake up and smell the coffee! I is 2004, not the 50, 60 or even 70's.
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Welcome back to Epicski, Dr. Go!:
post #5 of 16
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Are you afraid that a woman might be better at something than you?
Yea, right. I considered the possibility of that once. It was around the time I was deciding if crop circles and Santa Clause were real. :

Don't get me wrong, I think it's cute that girls now get to play sports too, but we shouldn't let them play with the boys. They just disrupt the quality of the game and poor little things are at serious risk of getting hurt. Even professional sports know women aren't strong enough to compete in the manner men do. In tennis they play fewer sets and in golf they tee off closer to the hole.

There's nothing archaic about my position, it's just common sense.
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Originally Posted by SnowDog
Yea, right. I considered the possibility of that once. It was around the time I was deciding if crop circles and Santa Clause were real. :

Don't get me wrong, I think it's cute that girls now get to play sports too, but we shouldn't let them play with the boys. They just disrupt the quality of the game and poor little things are at serious risk of getting hurt. Even professional sports know women aren't strong enough to compete in the manner men do. In tennis they play fewer sets and in golf they tee off closer to the hole.

There's nothing archaic about my position, it's just common sense.
WOW!
What planet did you step off of?

Disrupt the QUALITY of the game? Some of the boys might too!

POOR little things? Some of these girls are a heck of a lot tougher and much more sturdy than some of the boys out there!

The RISK of getting "hurt" is NO greater than it is for the boys!

Geez! I suppose I ought to hang up my skis and put every athletic thing that I own up for sale on eBay! Afterall, I am a "girl" Oh gee, there was a girl outside shooting hoops with the boys this afternoon, I should have grabbed that ball away from her before the "poor little thing" got hurt. Or rather, before the boys she was playing with had their egos crushed because she was better than them!

Our all time leading scorer on the Varsity Soccer team at the local high school through the 80's was a GIRL! There was NO "girl's" team for Soccer. (and the team went on to WIN the state championship for three of the 4 years she played on the team). The girls sport was field hockey for the most part because that was the only sport offered for them (through the 70's). Have you ever played Field Hockey? Its a VERY rough sport, played with a hard ball and sticks.
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ...The sound of a big fish running with the bait.
post #8 of 16

underhand, huh?

"Jeez, what next. I suppose they'll have to pitch underhand to her, and have all the fielders move in when she bats."

Or you could look up jenny finch and get a little workout swinging and missing at some underhand stuff you can't even see.


from batspeed.com:

Last week the softball forums were filled with comments about the charity softball game between American and National league players. As part of it they had an exibition of Jenny Finch (olympic pitcher) vs. six of the major leaguers. She struck out all six. She got them mostly on rise balls which wouldn't have been called strikes. Here is one of the comments: "Check out *Barry Bonds' swing -- at the beginning of the swing the bat head is already on the hitting plane (it's pointing into the catcher's glove) -- with the head of the bat dropped to that point, there is NO way he or any other baseball player can recover the head to hit a either a true honest-to-God riseball or even the more common running riser (fastball that elevates like a jet taking off during its 40- or 43-foot course to home plate) with girls/women."

strike three yerrout
strike three yerrout
strike three yerrout
strike three yerrout
strike three yerrout
strike three yerrout, next?

* decent hitter, may have a future
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by SnowDog
there's a girl headed to Williamsport to play for Kentucky in the little league world series. Jeez, what next. I suppose they'll have to pitch underhand to her, and have all the fielders move in when she bats. "Choke up now honey!" Give me a break.

As though when Kerry gets in he's not going to emasculate our country enough!
Here is some solid proof that our pal hasn't a clue:

First up, box scores don't lie:

http://www.littleleague.org/series/2...es/LLGL17.html

And some light reading:

http://messenger-inquirer.com/sports/local/7375098.htm

http://messenger-inquirer.com/column...ns/7392105.htm

http://nwitimes.com/articles/2004/08...e500120828.txt

There's a really cool feature called an "ignore list". It replaces the body of the posting, with a message that says that the posting is ignored because it was sent by someone on your ignore list. I never thought I'd ever want to use such a thing here, but this troll comes close. Trolls can be fun, but this is not close to entertaining.
post #10 of 16
SnowDAWG says:
In tennis they play fewer sets and in golf they tee off closer to the hole.

Well, on mountains we launch off the same cliffs, rip down the same lines, and we don't even wear skirts while we're doing it, though we could if we wanted to! Of course, we don't wear skirts because that would distract you...you'd miss the real action hoping you might be able to "see something." :

Oh, and some trivia: Did you know that field hockey is actually a MAN'S sport? But here in the U.S., the guys were too wimpy to play it so the girls took over for them. In high school, I played lacrosse, back when we used wooden sticks and wore NO PROTECTION. There was an "invisible" field around our heads that we weren't supposed to swing into. Yah, sure. I can't tell you how many "oopses" there were. And last I checked, the guys always wore protection. Which hurts more: being hit on the head with a wooden stick or with a plastic one? : Big babies...

I hope this young lady hits the baseball so hard, it breaks YOUR window. I'm sure you'll be lenient on her, though, since she's "just a poor little thing."

Crikies, thanks for a good laugh, I needed one today!
post #11 of 16
I think you would hate to ski with my wife. She started at 2 years old, and I have met very few who can keep up with her, male or female. And the funny thing is, two of her girlfriends that she grew up with are alot faster than her. I guess I am just man enough to admit that she can kick my ass on the mountain.
post #12 of 16

precedent

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/sbbw0520.htm

by the way, although the guys who bring gassssssssssss in the 90-mph range get the attention (and eyes of scouts), your basic major league fastball runs about 85-88 mph.
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Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
Crikies, thanks for a good laugh, I needed one today!
My pleasure little lady, and by the way, I like your spirit! No huffy puffy stuff, just composed confidence.
post #14 of 16
By the way, my maiden name is Graham, both my brothers and I played ball and we were all known for our "Graham Slams." Of course, I was only allowed to play softball back then...being a girl and all.

Batter up...
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Maiden name? Damn!
post #16 of 16
I recently married a man who's willing to admit that I ski better than him.
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