17
Nov
08

Girls CAN Play Ball


eriJapan, home to used panties vending machines and pornography collector extraordinaire cum baseball player Hideki Matsui finally has been able to combine these two distinctly Japanese things into one succinct 16 year old package. That would be Eri Yoshida, a 16 year old girl who became the first woman to ever be drafted for a professional baseball league in Japan. The league, a new independent one that will launch in April is excited to feature Yoshida’s devastating side-arm knuckleball that her new manager refers to as a marvel.

“I never dreamed of getting drafted,” Yoshida told reporters Monday, a day after she was selected to play for the Kobe 9 Cruise.

“I have only just been picked by the team and have not achieved anything,” she said. “I want to play as a pro eventually in a higher league.”

The best part, her idol is Tim Wakefield. How many other 16 year old girls adore Tim Wakefield, that makes her OK in my book.


2 Responses to “Girls CAN Play Ball”


  1. 1 JH
    November 17, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Good for her. People might say this is all a publicity stunt – it might be, but her being a knuckleball pitcher, her chance of success is quite high in my opinion. my thoughts http://jib-sports-culture.blogspot.com/2008/11/16-year-old-girl-drafted-by-pro.html


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