Right now, hey
It’s your tomorrow
Catch a magic moment, do it
Right here and now – Van Halen
Surfing TV channels, I happened across a NCAA women’s softball playoff game.
Initially my attention was drawn to the nice-looking, athletic females.
The longer I watched the games, the more I became aware of differences between women’s contest and high-dollar men’s sports.
Female softball players stood at the top of their dugouts, cheering and chanting non-stop. Can’t say that’s true for men’s sports.
One softball infielder made an error and tapped herself on the shoulder, indicating the fault was hers.
Can’t say I’ve seen THAT during a men’s contest. No prima donna dreaming of major league dollars would swallow that blame.
Female players exchanged high-fives at the end of each inning and gathered around home plate to welcome home-run producers.
One batter disagreed with an umpire’s called strike, but stepped aside and let her coach plead her case.
Maybe without the prospect of big-buck contracts, this was their time to shine.
Will I become a fan of these unspoiled athletes? Hard to say.
But I’ll know what to watch once I get jaded again about college sports.
P.S. This blog returns June 19.