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Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of First Female Baseball Hall of Famer
by Pretty Tough
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:44pm

A League Of Their Own director Penny Marshall is swinging at a baseball biopic about Effa Manley, the sports trailblazer who became the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I love this announcement for so many reasons. First, A Le...more

What has Baseball Phenom Mo’ne Davis Been Up To?
by Pretty Tough
posted November 15, 2014 at 12:35pm

What has 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis done since becoming the first girl to pitch a shut-out at the Little League World Series? What hasn’t she done? Mo’ne , who earned a place on the cover of Sports Illustrated during he...more

Mo’ne Davis is Pretty Tough in Harper’s Photo Spread
by Pretty Tough
posted October 16, 2014 at 10:25am

Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis, OITNB’s Uzo Aduba, activist Christy Turlington Burns and singer Debbie Harry were among those who posed for Harper’s Bazaar’s Women Who Dare series. In the magazine&rsqu...more

by A Glam Slam
posted September 22, 2014 at 12:59pm

Major League Baseball is among the professional sports leagues catering to its female fans through fashion. This year, the league launched the “Fields of Fashion” initiative, a series of events at arious ballparks throughout the season, m...more

NCAA cites UConn for recruiting violation because Geno Auriemma called Mo'ne Davis
by Swish Appeal
posted September 5, 2014 at 10:20am

I don't know where to start. The NCAA has determined that the University of Connecticut committed a secondary rules violation because of a phone call between women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma and Mo'ne Davis, a pitcher for a Philadelphia-base...more

Wendy Parker: It’s hard to call it labor when it doesn’t feel like work
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 1, 2014 at 4:12pm

Tweet Labor Day in the United States is being observed today, and I thought I’d use the occasion to select some blog posts that I truly enjoyed putting together. What I discovered wasn’t surprising: The posts that were the most fun to write ...more

Byline to Finish Line: Why I love defensive indifference
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 21, 2014 at 1:04pm

It is literally the only time I cheer in the press box. And it’s not over a play, but rather over an official scoring decision. This is how it goes down: It’s late in the game and usually a blowout. A runner advances to second base with no mo...more

Fanatics MLB Cap Style Challenge
by A Glam Slam
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:13pm

Fanatics, a leading online retailer of sports apparel and merchandise, issued a style-centric challenge centered around its vast selection of baseball caps. The company’s assortment of MLB headwear includes lids for every type of fan....more

Wendy Parker on the baseball strike, 20 years later
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 14, 2014 at 10:04pm

How I enjoy and perceive the game of baseball changed forever 20 years ago this week, when well-heeled major leaguers went on strike. A month later, as pennant races should have been coming to a climax, MLB cancelled not only the regular season, but the ...more

From the archives: Baseball and the Romantics
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 4, 2014 at 5:57pm

While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * With another Baseball Hall of Fame Class having been inducted into Cooperstown, I thought I’d dig into the XCs v...more

Summer Readings: Roger Angell and ‘An Angel or the Devil’
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 29, 2014 at 2:53pm

Richard Sandomir writes about Roger Angell of The New Yorker, the J.G. Taylor Spink honoree into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his writing. Now 93, Angell joins the company of Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Shirley Povich and Dick Young. His baseball essays fo...more

The cultural roots of race and baseball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 25, 2014 at 4:11pm

  While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to bring ...more

Wendy Parker: The Midsummer Classic and the American pastime
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 15, 2014 at 1:33pm

  July is the time for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and Hall of Fame induction, so I’ll be devoting some posts this week to topics related to baseball’s future — and as always the case with this sport — and exp...more

Diamond dilemma: Women, softball and baseball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 27, 2014 at 11:56am

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...more

Minnesota's Cheryl Reeve named to USA Basketball coaching staff
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 12, 2014 at 7:38pm

From USA Basketball:     Colorado Springs, Colorado • May 12, 2014         Additional Auriemma Quotes     #USABWNT     #Turkey2014       Three successful and experienced head coach...more

Sparks Watch Day 12: What the WNBA and the Golden State Warriors hope to get out of the Los Angeles Sparks situation
by Swish Appeal
posted January 13, 2014 at 10:18pm

There are certain things the Warriors ownership need to move off their "to do" list, and likewise for the WNBA. What were the needs of both sides? As we head into another week of waiting for news, I'll share some more news that I've heard from an anony...more

Female Baseball Player Challenges Exclusion from Junior High Team
by Title IX Blog
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:21pm

In Mesa, Arizona, after an eighth-grade girl named Jasmine Miles was excluded from her public school's baseball team, her grandfather filed a complaint with the school district. But the school district is still refusing to let her play, arguing that reser...more

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

Why the WNBA is disrespected: one view
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 1, 2013 at 7:44pm

Last week I was having a twit-versation with my new friend Kevin Watson. He asked me why I thought women's basketball doesn't get the respect it deserves. I said: 1. Because men don't like to think women can do something they can't in sports. 2. Female ba...more

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