USABaseball.com: The Teams: Women’s National Team

USABaseball.com: The Teams: Women’s National Team.

USABaseball.com: News: Stripes top Stars, 3-2 in WNT Trials Opener

USABaseball.com: News: Stripes top Stars, 3-2 in WNT Trials Opener.

Women’s baseball will get its time on the big stage at the Pan Am Games – The Globe and Mail

Women’s baseball will get its time on the big stage at the Pan Am Games – The Globe and Mail.

Tip of The Spear – Marti Sementelli – USA Baseball

Marti Sementelli

Tip of The Spear

21U tournament opportunity with Chicago Pioneers – August 6-10, 2015 – Baseball Canada Inaugural 21U Women’s Baseball Invitational Championships – Bedford, Nova Scotia

August 6-10, 2015, Baseball Canada is hosting the Inaugural 21U Women’s Baseball Invitational Championships in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

The Chicago Pioneers Girls Baseball Program has been invited to participate in this historic event.                  

Established in 2006, the Pioneers are the first female baseball program to receive a travel and training grant from the Women’s Sports Foundation. Grant funds will be used to help defray team and player costs in attending this tournament.   

The Pioneers are seeking players to add to its tournament roster for the Baseball Canada 21U Women’s Baseball Invitational.

If you would like to be considered for the team, contact Mary Jo Stegeman:  

mjo84st@gmail.com

(847) 707-8944

by Monday, June 1, 2015.   

Players can be no older than 21 on December 31, 2015 to participate.

Giants blank Dodgers again as Lincecum reaches milestone – SFGate

Lincecum struck out four to reach 1,680 for his career and pass Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell for fourth most on the franchise list…

via Giants blank Dodgers again as Lincecum reaches milestone – SFGate

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The troublemakers.
 The problem child. The round pegs in the square holes.
 The ones who see things differently. ..”

Dear Kate,

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The troublemakers.
 The problem child. The round pegs in the square holes.
 The ones who see things differently.



They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.


You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
 About the only thing you cannot do is ignore them.


Because they change things. 

They invent. They imagine. They heal.
 They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.



Maybe they have to be crazy. 

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
 Or sit in silence and hear a song that has never been written?
 Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

 We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. 
Because people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Take care,

John Appleseed

via Who said the quote, “Here’s to the crazy ones…” – Quora

Modern homage and possible controversy regarding the origins of the text above:

Think different – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

About Johnny Appleseed / John Chapman:

Johnny Appleseed – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wonderful video production based on the original book, which explores the origins and proliferation of apples:

Botany of Desire | Watch Online | PBS Video

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you…” – Steven Paul Jobs

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs, Co-Founder, CEO Emeritus, Apple [Computer], Inc.

How Baseball Players Can Avoid Injuries | Texas Back Institute

How Baseball Players Can Avoid Injuries | Texas Back Institute

Young Women Ballplayers are Also at Risk for Injuries

… With more and more young women playing baseball, it’s logical that more of these ladies will experience sports-related injuries. Are there any differences between the baseball-related injuries of boys and girls?

“Back injuries in women softball players are less common than in hardball players, except for fast-pitch softball pitchers,” agreed the two physicians. “Although back strains are still the most common injury we see, they tend to resolve faster and allow earlier returns to play than we see generally in baseball.”

“More significant structural in juries are rare. Defects in the pars portion of the lamina, called spondylosis, are more common in adolescent females than in males, and are occasionally irritated by aggressive exercise or hard play.  These flare-ups can usually be treated by rest, medications, and therapy. They rarely require surgery…”

▶ Why can’t girls play baseball? – YouTube

▶ Why can’t girls play baseball? – YouTube.