Girl OK'd to try out for baseball team

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fluteman greg

Collinsville, MS

#42 Aug 25, 2008
Joe wrote:
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If boys and girls were physically equal in strength and athleticism, I would totally agree with you. However, boys tend to be physically stronger than girls. Thus, if they are allowed to try out for softball, it is likely that the sport will no longer be open to girls at all; for, boys who aren't good enough for the baseball team may still be physically superior to the girls who would go out for the softball team. Arguably, then, allowing boys to try out for girls' sports would have the likely effect of decreasing the opportunities for girls to play competitive sports.
Boys, on the other hand, do not face a comparable danger if girls are allowed to try out for boys' teams. As already stated, boys generally are physically stronger than girls by the high school years; thus, it is going to be the rare occasion when a girl is deemed 'good enough' to compete on a boys' team. Thus, while in those rare situations a particular boy might lose his opportunity to play his chosen sport because a girl made the team, boys in general would not see a decrease in opportunity to take part in competitive sports because girls were allowed to try out. Such a result would occur for girls, however, if boys were allowed to try out for girls' teams.
If we want true equality, while still allowing girls the opportunity to play sports, it seems we must offer only sports that have boys' and girls' teams (i.e., no 'girls softball' if there is not a 'boys softball' too). I maintain, though, we do not have to go this route: The number of girls who would actually be able to make a boys team is so small that such a drastic solution is unnecessary.
It's still a double standard. Double standards should not be allowed sometimes and then not allowed other times.

Since: Feb 08

Carmel, IN

#43 Aug 25, 2008
GO Boilers wrote:
Boys play volleyball as a spring sport now available in indiana high schools. So boys have to chose baseball, track, golf, or volleyball.
My guess this girl will make the team. She probably grew up playing baseball instead of softball. Watch out she might become the starting pitcher or catcher
I could see her as a catcher...that is innate...pitcher would require some surgery.
keep trying

Potsdam, NY

#44 Aug 31, 2008
if any girl has the guts to play baseball like i do. She desevres to play no matter what. At least one girl in this world should be aloud to. Whether its me or you.

Since: Feb 08

Indianapolis, IN

#45 Aug 31, 2008
keep trying wrote:
if any girl has the guts to play baseball like i do. She desevres to play no matter what. At least one girl in this world should be aloud to. Whether its me or you.
Men should also be aloud to play on women's volleyball teams...
They are already allowed to cheerlead, so why not volleyball too?
baseball mom

Chicago, IL

#46 Oct 26, 2008
tfactor wrote:
<quoted text> You sound like one of those catty moms you hear in the bleachers criticizing all the kids except her own.
Yes I probably did but as you do not know me at all you would not know that about me so saying this about me is just not your place. I have critisized my sons many times when they needed it. I do not think my sons are perfect at all. I have been involved in baseball my entire life so i have watched both boys and girls play the sport. I have also trusted what i have seen and i saw a girl from CA who thought she would come here and change things, she didn't and now she wants to trash our school and town. Go back to CA if you dont like it here is my advice. So being your not from our town and you do not know me at all i would say keep your thoughts to yourself. Thank you
baseball mom

Chicago, IL

#47 Oct 26, 2008
heather bauduin wrote:
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I think it is quite funny that you say you heard i was not good enough, i didnt even get a chance to show anyone that i can play. I didn't ask for the media they came to me. More than half the boys on the team even said to me I shouldnt have been cut because i was just as good. I have been on teams lately, i play for detroit and chicago. So baseballmom whoever you are you need to the facts before you state your opinion.
I have my facts in place and you need to remember you asked to play in a boys sport when you had a sport to play in. So be prepared to take the heat I have been in baseball a long long time and i have seen many girls come through and you my dear are no where near the talent of those girls and they played softball and were very good at it. enjoy your senior year and move on....
baseball dad

United States

#48 Feb 5, 2009
your right, we are not from wabash cankey, ihsaa just over turned rule. your why wabash has no class and loses. get a life
Nunya

Indianapolis, IN

#49 Feb 5, 2009
Can't wait for the first boy who does not want to play baseball and tries out for the softball team .... can't have it both ways. If baseball is not equal to softball, then you must allow boys to play softball.
baseball girl

Gilbert, AZ

#50 Apr 28, 2010
Wabash high school started their softball team the year I became a freshman because the coach at the time said he would not have a girl play on his team. By this time I had played Baseball since I was 8 years old and even played in the 13-15 year old league. I could have easily started on the high school team but instead I had to learn softball which is completely different than baseball. I give a thumbs up for her trying.
Linda Bledsoe

United States

#52 May 13, 2010
Females are athletically inferior to males and to suggest otherwise is straight-up ignorance. That said, some females have the work ethic and ability to compete on male sports teams in certain high schools. However, they shouldn't play on the male teams.
sad

United States

#53 Jun 2, 2010
Pretty bad wabash has to make the news cause that dont have boys that can play game. They have to go get gals to play.
monday nite

Madison, AL

#54 Jun 24, 2010
Whats the matter...couldn't she make the girls' team?

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