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More OKC: National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum

It has been a busy two months. In a good way. But I haven’t had the time to sit down and tell you all about it. So, let’s go back to Oklahoma City for a minute. Before journeying back to the Midwest, I visited the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum. I would be lying if I said the museum was anything above very average, aesthetically. The small building that shared a parking lot with the ASA Hall of Fame Field, was an old building with a large lobby/gift shop filled with cheesy softball t-shirts, memorabilia and wood panel walls. The museum was full of history of the game, famous coaches and record breaking players that I never heard of. This made me realize that, unlike baseball, I didn’t know about any of the “legends” or “pioneers” of softball. I was only familiar only with the coaches and athletes I grew up watching in the Women’s College World Series and Olympic games. I felt a little ashamed knowing so little about a sport I played from the time I was three until twenty-two. Continue reading

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And Just When You Think You Loathe the Media

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about Lauren Hill, her college basketball debut and her fight with DIPG. I am not going to go into Lauren’s story because if you haven’t heard it by now, you will be able to find her story splashed across news outlets around the country. Continue reading

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Post-NCAA Stress Disorder

In the spirit of the World Series, I have been thinking about my own college softball experience this week. I played softball at Bellarmine University for four years that I would relive over and over again if I could. Even as an underclassman, I knew I needed to bust my ass because my time I had left playing softball competitively was running out. I played in my first t-ball league at three years old. Competing at the college level is the goal of many athletes throughout their entire lives, but, in reality, it is just the home stretch toward retirement for the vast majority of us. Continue reading

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