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dru5
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Lawyer argues for women in MLB


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Oh boy. The first pitcher that accidentally throws high and inside will get so much hate from social media...


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msutiger
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There are so many holes in that article I’m not sure where to start. The first being the assumption that the potential number one pick is automatically the best hitter in college. Dillan Shrum for Nevada had an OPS of 1.495.

But Ole girl is the best college hitter with her “absurd” ops of 1.085


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LSUstudent4life
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Why would any MLB team need to use the draft for a housekeeper?
This post was edited on 6/15 at 4:18 pm


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GeauxTigerTM
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There are so many holes in that article I’m not sure where to start.


These are such ridiculous virtue signaling stories to begin with. It's EASY to write this shit, because the hypothesis will never be tested.

MLB is not going to draft this chick, obviously, because they know it would be a waste of their time and draft pick.

But here's the thing...nothing is stopping her from going to any of the myriad of MLB scouting sessions that pop up all over the country. I hit one up the summer after my senior year that was being held at Nichols back in '88. Wasn't even by invite only, everyone showed up. They weeded it down after an hour or so of drills work and cage time and then let the rest of us that remained play a game for the scouts.

She won't though...because it would end this immediately.

This is the same thing as Britney Griner calling out NBA players who would never ACTUALLY play her one-on-one and if they did, they sure as shite would not play her at 100%. So she gets to talk shit, knowing she'll never have to back it up.


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her “absurd” ops of 1.085


That's her slugging percentage. Her OPS is 1.642


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tduecen
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Ila Borders pitched professionally from 1997 to 2000. As a female pitcher in men's leagues, Borders achieved numerous baseball milestones at the college and professional levels, including being the first female pitcher to start a men's professional baseball game. In four seasons from 1997 to 2000, she appeared in 52 games and posted a record of 2–4 and 6.75 earned run average while recording 36 strikeouts.

In 2008, Eri Yoshida, at 16 years old, became Japan's first professional female baseball player to play in a men's league by signing a professional contract with a new Japanese independent league. In April 2010, she signed a contract with the Chico Outlaws, becoming the first woman to play professionally in two countries.

In 2008, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson was drafted (at age 72) by the Washington Nationals in a special Negro leagues honorary draft that preceded 2008 Major League Baseball draft, marking the first time a woman was drafted in the MLB's yearly new player draft.




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dru5
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The article is so dumb and full of holes that one might assume it's satire.


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How adorable.


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Keys Open Doors
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A 6.75 ERA in the independent leagues

If the author’s point is that there is a male player making some level of money in the US who isn’t as good as this OU player, I would buy it. Just like with that pitcher.

But that isn’t the author’s point at all.


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If they could perform at the same level, every team would have women players.


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GeauxTigerTM
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But that isn’t the author’s point at all.


Correct. His point is that MLB is sexist for not recognizing that this female softball player's skill set must automatically translate to baseball and is clearly worthy of a draft pick.

This would be like bitching at MLB for not drafting some Cricket player because that players is a good hitter (or whatever they call it) in that sport.

Hitting a softball and hitting a baseball are so entirely different...it's mindboggling anyone would even attempt to make the comparison. Of course, this guy think he's a woman, so he left rationality back in the clubhouse.


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tduecen
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Eri Yoshida LINK
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Baseball League.

In her US debut on May 29, 2010, she threw a scoreless 1st inning before allowing four runs in the next two innings. She also singled home a run as her club went on to beat the Tijuana Cimarrones, 8-6. [2] She went 0-4, 12.27 in 8 starts for Chico, and 1 for 8 with a walk as a hitter. In 2011, she played one game for Chico, now in the North American League, giving up 3 runs in 2 innings, and also pitched for the Maui Na Koa Ikaika in the same circuit, where she earned he first win in the U.S.-based minor leagues in her only start. In 2012, she made 10 starts in 11 appearances for Maui, with a record of 4-6, 5.56. She still struggled with her control, with 28 walks issued in 45 1/3 innings, against only 12 Ks.




GeauxTigerTM
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Eri Yoshida


Had to look her up because I assumed she must be throwing knuckleballs. Yup...her nickname is Princess Knuckle.


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Tell this chick to go to an open tryout and prove she belongs with the men in the MLB. Prove to the scouts that she can hit major league pitching and that drafting her wouldn’t be a complete waste of time.


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So this year, I’m using this platform to issue a challenge to Major League Baseball teams. Every single team could use another bat, especially as offense continues to fall across the league. A fifth round draft pick carries a slot value of between $300,000 and $400,000. Even for the Astros, that’s less than ten percent of your total draft pool; for teams like the Pirates and Tigers, it’s only two percent. You can afford to offer to draft Jocelyn Alo in the fifth round, pay slot value, and see if she’ll sign. At least ask if she’s interested. If she says no, nothing is lost. But if she says yes, you could get an elite hitter and make history in the process. Worst case, you’ve wasted a tiny amount of your draft pool and opened an entirely new talent source in the process. If you’re the Orioles, the Pirates, the Rockies, looking for talent, here she is.


just a simple 5th round draft pick! that's all she's asking for! Mookie fricking Betts got drafted in the 5th round and this woman is advocating for someone who plays a different sport to get drafted in the 5th round.


ShaneTheLegLechler
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Just give her $400k! It could work! It might not be an insanely idiotic thing to do and a total waste! What do you have to lose??


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