college world series softball

Me when I come in late to work tomorrow:

“Sorry, boss, last night was the longest Women’s College World Series softball game in history with 17 innings and as a queer woman AND an alum I’m doubly contractually obligated to watch it. Sorry, I don’t make the rules I just follow them.”

laurarasmith  asked:

Hi!! I got to go watch the women's college World Series this weekend (softball!!) and it was great I met so many gays and being stuck in small town AR for the summer it was nice to be back with my people okay!! I saw you played with your girl and your friend the other day what position do you play?? Do you love it?? Ahhhhh softball

Yesssss that’s amazing!!! I’m so happy you got to go!!!!!!!! :D And I pitch!!! I love it so much :D <3 <3 <3 

Accidentally watching a college World Series softball game at the gym, and three thoughts immediately come to mind:

  1. If softball were anywhere near as common on TV as baseball, the phrase “throw like a girl” would probably mean something closer to “you won’t even see it coming”.
  2. Softball needs a different name.
  3. Representation matters… to all of us.

Softball pitcher Taryne Mowatt won the 2007 Women’s College Softball World Series with the Arizona Wildcats. Mowatt was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. She would go on to win the ESPYs for Best Female Athlete and Best Female College Athlete.