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Why is it called Softball?

The obvious difference between a baseball and softball is the size of the ball. But why is it that the ball is called soft when that is not even close to the case? Does the ball derive it’s name from … Continue reading

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Why is it called “Soft”ball?

The obvious difference between a baseball and softball is the size of the ball. But why is it that the ball is called soft when that is not even close to the case? Does the ball derive it’s name from … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of Coaching

The sport I chose was softball and although I’ve played this sport before, I’ve decided to try coaching as a new aspect. I’m volunteering with the Coastal Bay Girls Softball League who have a 12U, 10U, and 8U team. The … Continue reading

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Creating players or femininity?

National Pro Fastpitch , . Is Jennie Finch Part of the Solution?. N.d. Photograph. http://www.janettv.comWeb. 4 Feb 2014. <http://www.janettv.com/7-ways-better-promote-women’s-fastpitch-softball&gt;. When one first looks at this ad, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t probably race or gender but just … Continue reading

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Why So Butch?

The most popular stereotype by far for a softball player is the assumption that one is gay. For some reason if a girl wants to play softball they have to be “manly” or “butch”. It is never even considered that … Continue reading

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New Challenges Off the Field

Hi everyone, I’m a third year from San Francisco and am a huge SF Giants fan. My college is Revelle and my major is Communication. Sports, especially baseball and softball, are a huge part of my life as well as … Continue reading

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