Tag Archives: Softball

Softball Pants: Proper, Practical, and Professional

The dissimilarities between uniforms for men and women within sports demonstrate how female athletes are governed in inequitable ways that feminize and sexualize female players (MacDonald). Across the spectrum of sports, most female athletes are subjected to wear shorts or … Continue reading

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What Would You Rather Be Hit With?

This project has allowed me to look at Softball, a sport I’ve been playing nearly my entire life from a new perspective. People always assume that I play Baseball, or that Softball and Baseball are the same thing, they aren’t! … Continue reading

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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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Shorts vs. Pants

Why do the players on college teams wear pants while younger girls play with shorts and knee-high socks? What is the difference? Why the difference? Which is better? While current softball rules on all levels do not make a preference … Continue reading

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Masculinity as the Reason for Sex Division Between Softball and Baseball

Research Question: How does the technology, or the equipment used in Softball promote the ideologies associated with toughness and masculinity? Additionally, how does masculinity establish a difference between Baseball and Softball? “Thinking the Unthinkable” by Ann Travers In the article … 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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Back on the field

I engaged with softball through participation. I joined a weekly pick up game that I found on meetup.com. The slow pitch softball game takes place every Sunday in the La Jolla area and group varies from singles and couples ranging … Continue reading

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