Tuesday, May 05, 2009

It's on the evening news: a girl who strikes out boys

Back in March, I posted about a story in the works for the CBS Evening News about Marti Sementelli, probably the most talented female pitcher in high school baseball these days. The piece finally ran yesterday. It's a nice profile of Marti, a sophomore at Burbank High School in SoCal, and also offers a few glimpses of her dad, Gary. The larger issue - why girls who seek to continue playing beyond rec league face such a difficult road - is addressed briefly and inadequately to my mind. But hey, the whole story is just a few minutes long. That's TV news.

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1 comment:

Kirk Mango said...

Great news story. As far as I am concerned, if it is her that has chosen this path, really her, and she is good enough to play then great. As long as these two factors stay constant and her motivation continues then she will reap the intrinsic benefits that all athletes can gain through such challenges.