Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Got Choked Up... And I Don't Even Like Baseball

Found this on the Interwebs this morning. At first I thought this was just another tired ESPN fluff piece about, "Wow, a girl can play baseball!" But it's much deeper. Chelsea Baker is a 13 year old baseball phenom with serious pitching skills. The amazing part of her story is pitching great Joe Niekro's mentorship - he passed along his knuckleball techniques to her before he died tragically of a brain aneurysm. Great footage, well produced, and a quintessential American story. They got me... Good luck to you Chelsea, I hope you have a stellar career!