Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pic of the week

I'm here! Just busy. Researching and scribbling away, and doing regular Life stuff. I am slowly working on the Nova interview questions, so SOON.


Anyway, this week's pic of the week is in homage to the MLB playoffs (go Angels). Did you see A League of Their Own?

You know you did. Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Tom Hanks? Geena Davis? Women playing baseball?

This is a picture of Dottie Schroeder, one of the real women who played baseball during World War II.

From the Flickr Commons tag: Dorothy "Dottie" Schroeder was born on April 11, 1928 and became the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's youngest player at age fifteen.

I still don't understand why women don't play professional baseball instead of just softball...


Dee said...

I'm not sure why women don't play baseball instead of softball either. Probably some ridiculous notion about women needing a bigger ball to be able to hit it. It's a wonder we even know which end of the bat to hold!

courtney said...

Great picture. I LOVE A League of Their Own. THERE IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!! :)

Susan Adrian said...

Dee: (sorry, this comment thread slipped RIGHT BY ME) YES. (aren't you glad you waited for that?) ;)

Courtney: I just quoted that to someone about writing. So HA.