Sonofabitch....fuckity fuck fuck fuck!.
I don't mean to be a bad sport..but sonofabitch, fuckity fuck fuck fuck...I found this article in the paper this morning and I threw what in Texas is called a hissy fit. When I was a kid that's all I wanted to do was be the catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
From the time I was 3-4 years old till I was 12, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would have said 'catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers.' (except when my Baptist Grandmother would ask me and I'd say a nun, just to watch the lovely shades of red her face would turn.) You think I'm a rabid Cowboys fan?...This is nothing compared to the way I was about my Dodgers...I loved my Bums. My favorite player was Roy Campanella, the real catcher for the Dodgers. He was my hero...I would tell people when I grow up I'm going to take Roy's job from him..I'm going to be just like Roy. (Since Roy was a very sweet black man that would have been some trick)
So when I read this article I just about shit a autographed baseball and a Louisville slugger.
JAPAN TEAM SIGNS KNUCKLEBALLER, 16, AND SHE'S RARIN' TO GO.
Eri Yoshida was inspired to learn to throw the knuckle ball after seeing a video of Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield. She broke the gender barrier Monday by being drafted for an independent league team as Japan's first female professional baseball player. (I couldn't throw a knuckle ball, but I could fucking catch one. I could catch heaters, spitters, spinners, curves and just about anything the boys could pitch to me.) But the chances of me playing major league(even minor league) was not possible. The high schooler was chosen by the Kobe 9 Cruise in the Japanese League, which starts its inaugural season in April.
The Cruise are a long ways from Tokyo's Yomiuri Giants, and making the team is like earning a slot on a farm team, than warming up0 in the bullpen for the Red Sox, but still...fuck..she's going to be playing with the boys...
I know..I know..I'm a 65 year old lady, who if I had to squat behind the plate I'd only be able to catch one ball before I'd fall across the plate on my face. If I could actually squat. I'm not sure I have a squat left in me..(I have deleted about 3 different smart ass vulgar comments on squatting, but I opted for being a good girl...and trust me it was very hard.....another smart ass remark deleted.)
Anyhow.....I wish the 16 year old Eri Yoshida nothing but the very very best. But damn....I wish it had been me.