Thursday, November 20, 2008

Knuckleballer on the Kobe 9 Cruise

Welcome to this week's Thursday News of the Absurd Will Someone Please Write This Book Inspirational Moment (TNoftheAWSPWTBIM).

Earlier this week, Tinkerbell said to me, "But I will have to do something else, because girls are not allowed to play baseball."

"What?" I said. "Of course girls are allowed to play baseball."

"Are there any girls on the Tigers?"

Oh. You mean REAL baseball. Um, there's softball? And. Er. Sigh.

And now this!

From Sports Illustrated:

Japanese team drafts teen girl

Apparently, 16 year old Eri Yoshida, a pitcher, has been drafted by the Kobe 9 Cruise, a professional baseball team in Japan. Not only that, she's a knuckleballer, which is so cool.

Okay, first, I want her to continue to hold male hitters hitless, like she did in her one inning tryout. And then I want a picture book for Tinkerbell to read. I want a simple biography. I want schlock. I want something for little girls to look at and think, "Darn you for trying to tell me I can't!"

And I want easy to follow directions for throwing a knuckleball at the back.

Will someone please write me this book?

p.s. There's a young adult book here too, I think. Anyone on it?


The Bill Cochran said...

Hey... knuckleballs are tough to hit... probably even more so from a girl who barely weighs 100 lbs.

Congrats on your cover!

Brenda said...

How neat...Let Tinkerbell know that it wasn't very long ago that women began playing professional basketball and now look at them...and don't forget "A League of Their Own"...that was based on true events...and the real female players are in the Baseball Hall of Fame...

C.R. Evers said...

great story idea! :0)


Jacqui said...

True, The Bill. That's what makes her even cooler!

Brenda - yes! I will have to tell her that story. Thanks!

Christy, will you write it?

helan said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Jacqui said...

Barbara, welcome! Thanks for letting me know you're here.