Are You Ready For Olympic Women’s Baseball?

Just when you thought that Girl Power died when the Spice Girls broke up, there comes word from BASEBALL DIGEST that suggests otherwise: the International Baseball Federation has including both men’s and women’s baseball in their bid to regain Olympic sports status in time for the 2016 Games. Somewhere in Baseball Fad Heaven, the Colorado Silver Bullets are smiling (or at least choking down a few Coors Lights with Eddie Gaedel and Bill Veeck).

A League of Their Own

But is this a giant leap forward in women’s sports, or just a sad attempt by the IBAF to get its sport back into the Olympics (with its collection of minor-league prospects and rank amateurs that makes the World Baseball Classic seem like the pinnacle of baseball achievement by comparison)? With women’s softball also being cut from the Olympics, adding a women’s baseball discipline is a perfect way to try and sneak back into the Olympics under the banner of “gender equity.”

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12-Year-Old Girl Throws Perfect Game Vs. Boys

Next time someone tries to insult your manhood by telling you, “You throw like a girl!”, don’t take it too hard. Just remind them of Mackenzie Brown.

Mackenzie Brown

Mackenzie is a 12-year-old pitcher in the Bayonne (NJ) Little League. And she struck a huge blow for equal rights when she struck out 12 boys en route to throwing a perfect game on Tuesday. You go, girl!

As such, Mackenzie’s now the talk of the town - and the country!

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