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Perry Barber
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Newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets it. With just three words, he explains why it's important to him and the country he represents to have an equal number of women and men in his cabinet. Très formidable!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s frank response to a question about his gender-equal cabinet made international headlines and lit up social media.
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Women will rule the diamond this Saturday, September 5th at the Second Annual Women's Baseball Symposium, hosted by the Louisville Slugger Museum. Keynote speaker Tori Murden McClure, AAGPBL players Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich, IWBC president Kat Williams, National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Carol Sheldon, Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Negro League committee chair Leslie Heaphy, University of Louisville professor of sports administration Dr. Mary Hums, and Yours Truly will all be on hand participating in thought-provoking panels and discussions about the past, present, and future of women's baseball. You won't want to miss this breakthrough event or the fun of the Louisville Slugger Museum itself - so come on out and join us! A schedule of events can be accessed on the museum's website or by clicking here: http://sluggermuseum.com/whats-happening/womens-baseball-symposium/
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With longtime object of my baseball affections Doug Flynn, 1980 Gold Glove award winner and former mainstay of the New York Mets infield, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati for the post-All Star MLB fantasy camp. Doug is perusing the IWBC 2016 Women's Baseball Calendar I just gave him, which features Yours Truly as "Miss May," ahem. He seems to be enjoying the pictures!
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All over the world, women are making historic strides into umpiring and refereeing major professional sports. Australia in particular is a model for creating and funding programs that draw women into the ranks of pro officials and then provide support and promotional opportunities for them. In the United States, the NBA has had a woman referee since 1997, and the NFL now has Sarah Thomas on staff. But baseball, our national pastime, lags far, far behind... which makes me more determined than ever to keep working as hard and as fast as I can to change that. The day the first woman or women umpires walk onto a major league diamond during the regular season can't come soon enough for me!
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Rule 8.01(a) of the Official Baseball Rules states that when in the windup position, which Capps is here, a pitcher "shall not raise either foot from the ground, except that in his actual delivery of the ball to the batter, he may take one step backward, and one step forward with his free foot." I'm guessing that the interpretation is that he doesn't appear to take a "step" other than the hop, so the hop IS his "one step forward." However, to my mind, a hop is not a step, and the hopping motion is a circumvention of the rule and should not be allowed. It brings Capps a full step closer to the batter when he releases the ball than he would be if he pitched without hopping, and although I give him credit for cleverness and innovation, I think it's a violation of the pitching rule and should not be allowed.
Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps one-hopped his pitches on Monday night. In a manner of speaking. 
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I was raised Presbyterian, but consider myself lapsed and Pagan now. But I'm proud and thankful that the leader of the Presbyterian Church here in the USA has addressed Donald Trump, who claims to be a bible-reading adherent, on the topic of immigration with clarity, historical accuracy, and civility, all of which are severely lacking in The Donald's pronouncements on just about any subject.  http://bit.ly/1VEqNkQ
Donald Trump claims to be a Presbyterian. He says his favorite book of all times is the Bible, despite the fact that he cannot recall a single verse. He is running on the GOP mantra: “God fearing, gun loving, and foreigner hating.” Well, the Presbyterian Church has had it with Trump, ...
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All it takes is one person with the vision to see and a conscience... Dr.Kelsey was a medical officer at the FDA during the 1960s, and she refused to bow to pressure to approve thalidomide for sale in the US after learning of severe birth defects in European women who had taken the drug to prevent morning sickness. Thanks to her steadfast courage, who knows how many babies were spared the damaging effects of the drug? If it had been only one, it would be enough, but it's many more than that. Dr. Kelsey was a true American hero, and I salute her.
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Massive Takata airbag recall! To find out if your vehicle is on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration list, click on the link below and enter your VIN#. Stay safe out there, everyone!
Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.
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Brian Biegel's "Miracle Ball" is now available on DVD! You can order the true story of a son's search for the ball Bobby Thomson knocked into the lower deck of the left field stands at the Polo Grounds one fateful afternoon in October of 1951 and his parallel journey of self-discovery by clicking on the link below. To quote the author, it's "'CSI' meets 'Field of Dreams.'" A mesmerizing, haunting narrative that's about so much more than baseball. I could watch it a million times! And it will make a great Fathers' Day gift.
Odyssey Entertainment, spearheaded by multi-award winning documentary writer/director, Brian Biegel, is a production company specializing in documentaries.
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The NBA has Violet Palmer, and the NFL now has Sarah Thomas. What about Baseball? Wayne Graczyk of the Japan Times asks me why our national pastime lags so far behind other sports, other countries, when it comes to integrating women into the top echelons of their officiating ranks, and what can be done to help baseball catch up.
Last month's hiring of Sarah Thomas as a National Football League official brings to mind the question of why there has never been a female umpire in the m
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My closets will be a lot lighter this weekend thanks to Uber and Goodwill. Donate your used clothing by bagging it, and Uber will pick it up and deliver it to your local Goodwill free of charge. A win/win for everyone!
On Saturday, May 2, we are teaming up with our friends at Goodwill® and other local charities to make donating clothing quick and convenient in more than 50 cities. Learn more... #donate #goodwill
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"Breaking the Shutout" by Ted Hesson names 11 women who would make "kick-ass baseball announcers" in an arena populated by mostly white dudes - and guess who makes #6 on the list? When the author contacted me several days ago, I thought I was responding to some questions about whom I thought would make a great announcer!
When women get jobs as broadcasters with Major League Baseball teams, most of them head to the same place. The sidelines. For various reasons, the television announcers' booth remains a man's domain.
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