Co-ed rec leagues piss me off.
Nine times out of ten, the team organizers get female players as a warm body.
I saw this so many times last year playing in a softball team in Halifax that I started calling people out on it. It was numerous games into the season and female players were still left to their own devices, swinging baseball bats like hockey sticks and looking like fools.
So many times I’ve heard the excuses; it’s their first game, blah blah blah. At your first game, you should at least be showing them how to swing a bat, when to run, when to hold up, basic rules. Step up, people.
Next reason, I can hit. I’ve been able to swing a bat and hit a ball since I was four years old.
Don’t move up on me. Sure, yes, I can’t hit as far as some guys, but there is a point where you are just downright insulting.
Playing ball tonight, even in an intermediate league with experienced women, left field moved right up to the edge of the grass when I came up.
So let’s see. I had solid hits all game. I look like I know what I’m doing. I switch hit and hit off field, you’ve seen me do it. And yet, you move up to a point in the field that is downright insulting. Yeah, way to call it, buddy.
Guys, come on. Women can and do play sports.
Wanna to make your team stronger, if your girls can’t play, show them how. Women coming up to bat, give them a little credit until they show you otherwise.