Women’s College Softball- I’m ready to call it (1 Viewer)

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They certainly are covering it. I randomly see those games more often than I catch men's baseball.
 

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So since you brought this up, I'll pose the rhetorical question I asked my husband the other day, Why don't girls play baseball?
 
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So since you brought this up, I'll pose the rhetorical question I asked my husband the other day, Why don't girls play baseball?
Well they did during WW2 as we all saw
Without knowing the origin of softball, I’ll guess it was some reaction to trying to put the genie back in the bottle and making sure women did women things and men had exclusive access to baseball
 
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More questions. If there's no crying in baseball, is there crying in softball?
I’ll sidestep the question
When I was in grad school at UNCG I was walking to the arena/gym one afternoon- I started to hear tons of chatter and realized it was the softball team practicing
The chatter was constant (always positive) and what really got my notice was the chatter hit louder and more encouraging for the errors - the positivity was impressive
 

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This is the first female team sport that is as compelling/ athletic/ competitive as its male counterpart

Give me women's college gymnastics, basketball and volleyball as better viewing than men's. I'd also say that softball and Track and Field are just as good as their counterparts.

90% of men's college basketball sucks.
 
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Give me women's college gymnastics, basketball and volleyball as better viewing than men's. I'd also say that softball and Track and Field are just as good as their counterparts.

90% of men's college basketball sucks.
Yeah I was weighing gymnastics and diving and swimming and track and I realized it was easier to have comparable competition in the individual events
Women’s 100k is every bit as exciting as men’s
That’s why I limited mine to team sports

we don’t do men’s volleyball before college in the states - not at all sure why (that was sarcasm, I know why)

I like women’s bball for watching actual plays, but I can’t get with your 90% thing
 

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Give me women's college gymnastics, basketball and volleyball as better viewing than men's. I'd also say that softball and Track and Field are just as good as their counterparts.

90% of men's college basketball sucks.
Yeah, I'm totally into women's college gymnastics now. I did recently watch the US Championships in men's ... well, a little bit ... and could.not.care.less. I'm not interested in track and field off years; but in Olympic years, I'm interested in both men's and women's but slightly more women's. Same for beach volleyball non Olympic versus Olympic years but only care about the women's volleyball.
 

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we don’t do men’s volleyball before college in the states - not at all sure why (that was sarcasm, I know why)
Why don't you go ahead and state what your opinion is just so we know for sure? If you're saying something, say it.
 

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How they get the motion and velocity pitching underhanded is beyond me. Impressive as hell

I prefer women's gymnastics, I like men and women's track and field equally, I prefer college softball unless one of the southern louisiana universities is involved, i like both with tennis equally, but I only watch college bball if LSU is involved. With pro basketball I prefer men's basketball

The women's pro football league is very entertaining as well
 

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So since you brought this up, I'll pose the rhetorical question I asked my husband the other day, Why don't girls play baseball?
There has been girls who play baseball and probably will be more in the future. I watch my daughters high school softball games and notice in general the skill level most of them have just isn't on par with the high school boys. There's a few that could probably easily play baseball on par with the guys but for every 1 of them there are 2-3 that would never make the team.
More questions. If there's no crying in baseball, is there crying in softball?
There 100% is crying in softball....almost every game. It's taken me awhile to get used to that. It still bothers me quite a bit when my daughter does it. She'll make a bad play and come off the field at the end of the inning in tears. That breeds more errors. I've told her over and over you have to put the last play behind you and move on to the next one whether it's a good or bad play. She still does it and I've finally accepted that's just how it's gonna be.
 

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