Anyone who knows me knows I am not a fan of baseball. I root for the NY Mets but that’s because I have a soft spot in my heart for the underdog, and it was what was on TV after my Great-Uncle’s funeral in the late ’60’s in NYC. Anyway, I don’t care for it but my mother loved it. MLB, Triple A, my dad’s team from work, all of them. But the Little League World Series was the one she wouldn’t miss. No matter what was going on in her life she always stopped what she was doing and watched whatever network TV would broadcast. She would cry with the losers and cry with the winners. I can only imagine how excited she would have been about Mo’ne Davis, the first ever female to compete in a Little League World Series.
Her name is on the tongue of every sportscaster, sports announcer, even the local TV sports guy. They all say she’s phenomenal, no one has seen anything like her and the world is her oyster. She’s the first Little League player to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine. But what happens now?
She and her team’s run has come to an end. She’ll make a few stops on the talk show circuit but she’ll be going back to school soon and trying to get back into that grove hopefully without too much disturbance from the paparazzi. And years from now she’ll be a question on a Sports Trivia Quiz.
But what if she wants to pursue a career in baseball? I mean at her level of play a baseball scholarship to college wouldn’t be out of the question. After that, then what? A contract with an MLB team? Highly unlikely, but I’d like to see it. I’d like to think when she’s ready the male dominated MLB will be ready.
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