There's No Crying In Softball

October 22nd, 2009
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The oddah oddah week at my softball game we played against a team that had two girls..... no, not guys we were calling girls, but really two wahines.

In about the third or fourth inning, one of the girls was up to bat and our outfielders naturally crept in. I played my normal depth becasue of my defensive alignment with my shortstop (I was to get all the ground balls and he would get all the bloops in our area).

The girls in our league aren't slouches either. They can play, while not up to the level of most of the males, I'd say they can outplay about 25-30% of the guys in our league.... including those on da team they play for!

Anyways, one of the bettah girls was up to bat and she hit a hard sinking line drive towards the gap of me (3rd baseman) and my shortstop. I was only able to take one step to my left and then dove hard laying out to  make the catch about six inches before it touched the ground making the third out.

As we're jogging off the field we hear, "C'MON! SHE"S A GIRL!" *response to follow below*

Wassap Wit Dat!

Heh? So frickin' wat?! Does that mean kane have to play different? It's not a co-ed league where there are certain rules to help da wahine out, plus even if it was a co-ed league, wat, kane cannot make any plays against them? We gotta give them "chance"?

No even get me started about wat they were doing in da innings before but let me break it down for ya. 

They were hitting quite a few popflys to our outfielders and EVERYTIME they would try and jinx da catch by yelling things like "miss" or "I got it" or just yelling anything in general. Now that's fine if you whispered it to yourself or even kept it to your bench area but when you direct your comments to da person directly involved, now dat's a different story. No class I tell ya.

So I gave them da mean Korean stink eye and shook my head. Their 3rd base coach noticed and asked,

NO CLASS TEAM:   "What's the matter 3B?"
BL:   "Brah, wat? You don't know?"
NO CLASS TEAM:   "No."
BL:   "How you guys going play li'dat with no class yelling to jinx a player DURING a play?"

It didn't change.

In this past Tuesday's game against a different team with a wahine - she was on fire! She was 2 for 3 and guess wat? She hit a GRAND SLAM!   :shock:   :grin:    Yeah, no $h!t, a GRAND SLAM! She hit a perfect liner just ovah our second baseman and dropped in between our right and center fielder's - I don't know wat da heck they were doing - and as they watched each oddah watch da ball roll between them she was on her horse and beat da throw in.

We gave her her props and dat team nevah once "asked fo' chance".... at least none dat I heard.

So wat you tink? Gotta give chance to da wahines li'dat?

Going back to da oddah oddah week's game, one of my teammates, as witty as he is, had a perfect comeback though and shut them up pretty good right aftah dat.

NO CLASS TEAM:   "C'MON! SHE'S A GIRL!"
BL's TEAMMATE:   "So what! He's only 4'8" "

I guess dat makes us even.   :grin:

 

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

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30 Responses to “There's No Crying In Softball”

  1. sally:

    JUAN! ?

    New Post!


  2. sally:

    BL: you so do NOT have to give chance. And, when they play dirty, they gotta be called out!

    WWD "c'mon, she's a girl?" Isn't she the one who chose to play with boyz? If wahine want to do what is typically kane stuff they should suck it up and do it right... or no do at all. And that goes for sports, work, everything.

    When the scratch men's bowling league opened up to wahine, I joined, knowing I was no way as good but did NOT expect to be kawaigaru'd by the guys. I got my butt kicked but hey, I was the cutest bowler on the team. bhahahaha!

    So "NO!" no need give chance, and ahana koko lele to those who cry in softball. No wimps allowed!


  3. visitor:

    Hey Sally!

    Having two daughters who each played softball from 7 years old to high school, I can tell you that there a girls who can outplay a large majority of men. Go watch the UH Wahine softball team or even the better high school teams and see how girls can play.

    Regarding giving chance, depends on the league...fun mixed league or a more serious one. If it's serious, everything's equal and I don't think anyone, men or women would want to be given chance. I agree, yelling to jinx is so elementary school action.


  4. buddahbelly:

    Aloha BL,

    My daughter played softball all the way through high school. I'm no slouch, but if we played her and her friends they would have to give me chance. They can not only play physically but they know the strategy of the game which is more than I can say for some of the guys I've seen.


  5. M:

    Howzit BL!

    Why should you give the wahine slack? It's their choice to play with the guys just like when Michelle Wie played in the PGA, you think the men gave her slack?


  6. Ocean Lover:

    So the next time you hear "C'MON! SHE"S A GIRL!" from the uddah team, tell um "Yeah, but she plays WITH the guys!"

    Either that or tell um "Show proof!" ;-)

    OL


  7. bamboohouse808:

    Howzit BL

    No need give chance. I played coed softball. Even though was one "for fun" league, you still treat them the same as the guys.

    I was on the opposite end of that for basketball. One time a couple of us played a pick-up game against some players from the UH Wahine team. These girls was big! And then one of them go post me up and try back me down! I put my forearm in her back and prayed she would pass the ball(because I never like Mutumbo her in front of her friends :roll:) She did and I kept my manhood intact. Maybe she wen give me chance? :oops:


  8. 2B:

    BL-my bad, you stay 5-1 wit yo heels on. Das alright tho, I stay 5-10 and you can outjump me.


  9. sally:

    @OL: yah, and you'll be da judge. hahaha

    Hey BL: Next game we'll go watch and be your backers. Until, that is, we get kicked out.

    Hi visitor, buddahbelly, M, OL: when is BL's next game?

    This is why I idolize Masako, she doe's stuff I cannot even think of trying. Go Girl!


  10. midori-mm:

    If girls choose to play in a co-ed league, I don't think they should expect any slack. This is league sports and competition is part of the fun. "Giving chance" takes the fun out of the playing. In my early teens I played in the Hui Makaala girls league. It was a fast pitch league and there were many girls who were better players than a lot of guys. It was a competitive league, intense and fun where the players were serious about giving it their all. "Giving chance" would have taken the air out of the game.


  11. Glenn Miyashiro:

    Dis 1 hard 1…4 me depends on da situation…da kine league I stay in and my teammates…if its 1 fun league and my teammates no care and just like have fun…then…who cares…give da wahine chance…but…if da league is 4 fun…but my teammates like try and relive their playin days then I give them that respect and play like its for realz…now if playin 4 something...I stay sure my teammates all tink da same and go all out …no moa such thing as give chance…if you like chance…no play in dis kine league…

    Da jinx part…I stay feel dat…it no belong in any kine league…I jus like you…I believe in sportsmanship…but my tolerance level 4 dat kine stuff drops off depending on da situation…

    Just like wat Sally said…about playin in 1 scratch men’s league…she wen know wat she got herself into…but she neva cry…she knew that it’s 1 serious league…

    Depends BL on your situation…da kine league u stay in and your teammates…


  12. 1dble:

    No need take it easy on da wahine. If we like play wit da beeg boys, we gotta step up out game! I hate when females make all girly kine jus fo get a little one up. C'mon, cry for equality, complain about double standards, but still like da guys take it easy? WWD?!? When I play wit da guys, no matter what, I expect no favors. In fact, it pisses me off when I know day pulling punches...


  13. roach:

    Gee BL,

    I thought trash talking was a big part of sports. Look at all the "athletes" playing college & pro sports on TV getting in face of the other players, which sometimes ends up in a fight. Personally, I don't like it but its there for everyone to see and emulate. The only place that it can start changing is in the little league level and especially with the parents but there's as much chance of that happening as me landing on the moon.


  14. Bre:

    I do not think you need to give the wahines any chances or special treatment. Was it a guy who yelled? If so, I bet if you asked the girls on the team they would say to treat them equally, at least I hope they would.

    One more day until Friday. I am already counting down.


  15. sally:

    I save my girlie stuff for when it counts, and no forget da head tilt. For when I need stuff fixed... car, washing machine, plumbing, etc. hahaha

    I can play the "I be adorable" game, but I have no tolerance for the annoying, 'oh give me chance, I broke a nail" girlie girl. Here's a nail clipper, get over it.

    Sally>>> hoping I don't sound like a tita. Cuz I'm not. Really. Not that much. Oh forget it.


  16. che:

    BL, I feel your pain. In the Tuesday night league I use to play in there were a few teams that ragged on the other teams players. It took some of the fun out of it. It was good to beating them.

    In the leagues I used to play in most of the girls were good and they wouldn't want the guys to play any different against them.

    I do have a amusing softball story. I play in a fast pitch league and some teams have women playing. We play with 5 infielders and 3 outfielders. I was playing shortstop with 2 outs and a runner on first and an attractive women was the runner on second. The batter hit a ground ball to me at shortstop. I bobbled the ground ball but kept it in front of me. I noticed the girl running by me so I picked up the ball with my glove hand, and dove towards her and tagged her out. As I was running off the field the umpire was smiling at me and my teammates were telling me that I was "bad". I didn't realize that I tagged her between her legs. It was unintentional and i had to defend my actions to my teammates the entire game. the women's husband played on the other team as well and he didn't beat me up.


  17. EMM386:

    No ways. Our first baseman (woman?) can flat out rake and she has the most power on our team. When we were at UH playing intramurals, she hit one THROUGH the uprights that eventually ended up by the box office at Murakami Stadium (that's easily 120 yards in the air). If they going play, I'm going to give them my respect by playing my hardest to get them out. If they get one by me, I give them their props. If I were them, I'd personally be insulted if the other team "gave" me hits. Even at other things, like darts, etc. I play my best, even if I whip 'em bad because if they do win, they know that they beat me at the best I had to offer in that game.


  18. B:

    yep, if dey like play dat kine, den play. everybody is same between da lines. as fo da crowd... no moa class. stop drinking all da beas in one public park.


  19. King Katonk:

    One time my company team played in a tournament in Sacramento. Our opening game was against a team that fielded not one but two females on the left side of the infield. Wow, girls at 3B and SS! We thought we were going to smoke them the entire game.

    When the contest started we realized that they weren’t ordinary players. They snagged every ground ball hit to their side and both girls each had a home run…as in over the fence Shane Victorino style. We made it close but we still lost. It turns out that both girls played Division I softball for Cal State Fullerton.

    I’m sure these girls would have been insulted if we “gave them a chance.”

    On the contrary they should have “given us a chance.”


  20. Rodney Lee:

    Girls play ball? Geez. Does that mean you guys cannot spit - as that's part of the game. And what about scratching and shifting the family jewels. That's as much of playing ball as spitting is.


  21. Braddah Lance:

    sally:
    JUAN! ?
    New Post!

    Juan? Wat dat? And of course new post.... I'm not unemployed yet. :grin:

    I got my butt kicked but hey, I was the cutest bowler on the team. bhahahaha!

    Das all dat mattah'd right? :wink:

    So "NO!" no need give chance, and ahana koko lele to those who cry in softball. No wimps allowed!

    :lol: Rogah dat!
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    visitor:
    I can tell you that there a girls who can outplay a large majority of men.

    No doubt about dat. I jus' no like be on da receiving end of dat. :shock:

    Regarding giving chance, depends on the league...fun mixed league or a more serious one. If it's serious, everything's equal and I don't think anyone, men or women would want to be given chance.

    True dat!

    I agree, yelling to jinx is so elementary school action.

    :lol: LMAO! :lol: "Elementary school action" :lol: Classic.
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    buddahbelly:
    They can not only play physically but they know the strategy of the game which is more than I can say for some of the guys I've seen.

    Yeah, amazing how many kane no even understand da "basics". :roll:
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    M:
    Why should you give the wahine slack? It's their choice to play with the guys just like when Michelle Wie played in the PGA, you think the men gave her slack?

    Excellent point!
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    Ocean Lover:
    Either that or tell um "Show proof!"

    Me likey dat one! ....... Sorry, automatic kane reaction. :wink:
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    bamboohouse808:
    No need give chance. I played coed softball. Even though was one "for fun" league, you still treat them the same as the guys.

    You tap 'em on da okole too? :shock:

    I was on the opposite end of that for basketball. One time a couple of us played a pick-up game against some players from the UH Wahine team.

    :lol: I played against Nani Cockett a couple of times and she's fun - and big - to play against. Although everytime I'd jump a fast break she'd grab my jersey so I couldn't run down. :lol:

    She did and I kept my manhood intact.

    Isn't dat wat it all boils down to?
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    2B:
    BL-my bad, you stay 5-1 wit yo heels on. Das alright tho, I stay 5-10 and you can outjump me.

    :lol: Not even. My three inch vert no can cover dat.
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    sally:
    Hey BL: Next game we'll go watch and be your backers. Until, that is, we get kicked out.

    So before da 1st inning then........ :razz:

    This is why I idolize Masako, she doe's stuff I cannot even think of trying. Go Girl!

    Like wat?
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    midori-mm:
    If girls choose to play in a co-ed league, I don't think they should expect any slack.

    But das da thing.... it's not a "co-ed" league specifically cause if it was there are certain rules put in to avoid "da edge". It's an "open" league I guess dat allows wahine to play if they want but wahine not mandatory on da team.

    This is league sports and competition is part of the fun. "Giving chance" takes the fun out of the playing.

    Nice point. Even wen I play against my baseball kids, I play hard but still "controlled" to not overwhelm/ovah power them. I no give chance but at da same time I not going bomb a 300 foot homerun on them.

    "Giving chance" would have taken the air out of the game.

    As an athlete, haven't you noticed dat people get hurt wen dat happens (let your guard down)?


  22. Makiki:

    Equal opportunity should be just that - EQUAL! Too many things out there where advantages are provided in the name of equality.

    Oh, and no forget to put da seat down! WWD?

    Alan from Makiki
    (with flame suit on)


  23. Rodney Lee:

    BL's TEAMMATE: "So what! He's only 4'8" "

    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/multimedia/TV/BoosterSeat_4nine.mov


  24. snow:

    no need give them chance... no need special treatment! if i were playing, i'd want to beat you fair and square... and lose, fair and square, too! no whining, either... ;)


  25. midori-mm:

    Braddah Lance: Hahaha! To correct the record, I don't consider myself an athlete. I was a tomboy and I considered myself athletic small kid time, but not an athlete. I was never shy about getting into a game of marbles or betting milk covers with the boys and I didn't expect them to give me chance. :smile:


  26. Braddah Lance:

    Glenn Miyashiro:
    Da jinx part…I stay feel dat…it no belong in any kine league…I jus like you…I believe in sportsmanship…but my tolerance level 4 dat kine stuff drops off depending on da situation…

    Naturally. If with friends of course going rag and tease and jinx but not against people/competition you don't know.
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    1dble:
    When I play wit da guys, no matter what, I expect no favors. In fact, it pisses me off when I know day pulling punches...

    Whoa, easy Ti-gah. :razz:
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    roach:
    I thought trash talking was a big part of sports. Look at all the "athletes" playing college & pro sports on TV getting in face of the other players, which sometimes ends up in a fight.

    Yeah, how ironic yeah wen they preach all dat "no talk" kine stuff in youth leagues and we see it so blatant in collegiate & pro sports. Sad I tell ya.
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    Bre:
    Was it a guy who yelled? If so, I bet if you asked the girls on the team they would say to treat them equally, at least I hope they would.

    Yup, a lolo with a boto. :lol: And totally agree, all da wahine's in our league wouldn't ask for chance.
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    sally:
    hoping I don't sound like a tita. Cuz I'm not. Really. Not that much. Oh forget it.

    Ok......................... tita.
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    che:
    BL, I feel your pain. In the Tuesday night league I use to play in there were a few teams that ragged on the other teams players. It took some of the fun out of it. It was good to beating them.

    We've had a few of those games too. :grin: Nothing more sweet than dat.... well besides da beea. :mrgreen:

    I didn't realize that I tagged her between her legs.

    Uh huh. Das wat we all say. :lol: You should have said I thought she was about to slide.
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    EMM386:
    When we were at UH playing intramurals, she hit one THROUGH the uprights that eventually ended up by the box office at Murakami Stadium (that's easily 120 yards in the air).

    Heh?! Das about three times as far as I can hit it full swing! :shock: :oops:

    Even at other things, like darts, etc. I play my best, even if I whip 'em bad because if they do win, they know that they beat me at the best I had to offer in that game.

    Well as long as da wahine no fall back on da "cause I'm a girl, you're supposed to win" speech. :lol:
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    B:
    ......as fo da crowd... no moa class. stop drinking all da beas in one public park.

    Or at least handle it.......... :roll:
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    King Katonk:
    It turns out that both girls played Division I softball for Cal State Fullerton.

    Ok, I would have asked fo' chance. :lol:

    On the contrary they should have “given us a chance.”

    Or at least a girl. :lol:
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    Rodney Lee:
    Girls play ball? Geez. Does that mean you guys cannot spit - as that's part of the game. And what about scratching and shifting the family jewels. That's as much of playing ball as spitting is.

    We still do all dat kine stuff. If they no can handle..... no look. :lol:


  27. sally:

    No look? Heck, we'll be helping!

    bhahahaha!

    Gawd, I hope you all realize this was a JOKE! geez


  28. sally:

    Back in "the day" it used to be said when playing against girls...
    "You win you lose, you lose you lose"

    We've come a long way to be able to say "I lost to ____" Insert name of one good wahine athlete. (would not be me)


  29. 2B:

    Brah when you had evah hit one 300 foot homerun???!!???! Why you no can hit um out of da infield at least in softball den? Den again not like I hit um that far either.


  30. jaydee:

    I played in softball leagues that had wahine's who could really play ball. Most of them were Physical Therpists from the hospital who played college softball. They would never want to be treated "like a girl" and in fact would be insulted if you gave them any slack. When its gametime, all is fair in love and war.