She Was Told Girls Shouldn't Play Baseball, But She Looks Like a Future Gold Glover

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She Was Told Girls Shouldn’t Play Baseball, But She Looks Like a Future Gold Glover

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I’m a big fan of softball. I think it’s an awesome sport and just different enough from baseball to offer a little something different for those who enjoy watching it … and especially for the many girls playing it competitively or otherwise.

My two teenage cousins have played softball – to the extreme (they’re constantly traveling around the country) – their entire lives and they’re both absolute killers on the diamond. It’s really awesome to watch. It looks so tough.

The purpose of that long-winded pre-amble, though, is to make clear that I don’t think – in any way whatsoever – softball is somehow a lesser sport than baseball. It’s not. But I also think it’s about time we start seeing more girls in the latter sport, because they’ll obviously kill it there, too.

Take seven-year-old Ashlynn, for example, who was apparently told “girls shouldn’t be playing baseball,” before she went out and put on an absolute CLINIC in catching baseballs.


That’s how you make a statement.

You, ROCK. Ashlynn. You are an absolute all-star and I can’t wait to see more of you on the diamond – baseball, softball … cricket. Whatever YOU want.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami