Dateline: Tokyo, Japan
Via: The Honor Network
New League, Same Lame PC Gimmick
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With a new baseball league trying to muster attention what better standby than to sign up a woman/girl to play. This bad news bear story is surely to demand the Major PC Leagues to start up an all women push in some fashion to prove they "too" can finance a woman league on the backs of men’s ticket prices. This Japanese knuckleballer is likely to throw like a girl and still take some man’s job away as we look at how sexy or cute she is. As history repeats itself yet again in the saying "cricket is for boys and rounders is for girls!"
For more click: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081117/sp_wl_afp/lifestylejapansportsbaseball_081117063048 A 16-year-old schoolgirl with a mean knuckleball has been selected as the first woman ever to play alongside the men in Japanese professional baseball.
Eri Yoshida was drafted for a new independent league that will launch in April, drawing attention for a side-armed knuckler that her future manager Yoshihiro Nakata said was a marvel.
"I never dreamed of getting drafted," Yoshida told reporters Monday, a day after she was selected to play for the Kobe 9 Cruise.
"I have only just been picked by the team and have not achieved anything," she said. "I want to play as a pro eventually in a higher league."