I was insane when I read this: A sixteen year old girl, Eri Yoshida was drafted by an Independent Japanese baseball team, making her the first to achieve this.
While I don't think Major League Baseball will ever be a unisex sport, I would love to see more girls play at the Indy level. They will develop skills that, perhaps, just playing softball they would not. It's a challenge and one I know more girls will feel inspired to pursue. Will we see a higher level league for women in the future that is similar to MLB? I am not in any way diminishing the toughness or credibility of women's softball, but I wonder if there won't be a more similar league where girls are playing the same way the boys are.
Yoshida just took the first swing.
(Like how I did that? Wasn't that clever?! Of course she is a pitcher....)