Another fantastic show is in the books! Scott and Hudson are joined by an all-star crew of guests for a comprehensive discussion of women in baseball. The women include: Dorothy Mills, Meredith Wills, Justine Siegal, and Cami Kidder.
Dorothy Mills is a baseball historian and the author of several books, including a new book, Drawing Card: A Novel of a Woman in Baseball, which is set to come out next month. Drawing Card is the story of a woman who is signed to a minor league contract, only to see it cancelled by the Commissioner. Rather than accept the Commissioner’s ruling, the woman fights back. Based off a true story, Drawing Cardpromises to be an awesome read. You can find more information about the book, as well as the rest of Dorothy’s endeavors, at www.dorothyjanemills.com.
Meredith Wills is an astrophysics PhD and an expert on fielding. You can follow her on Twitter @merknits. She’s got plenty of insight as to how the game is played and managed and is absolutely worth following.
Justine Siegal’s accomplishments are tough to fit into one paragraph. Justine made history last year when she became the first woman to throw batting practice to major leaguers. Siegal also coaches at the collegiate and minor league level, breaking ground every time she puts on a uniform. Justine is also the founder of Baseball For All, an organization that focuses on allowing everyone to play the game of baseball. Baseball For All strongly encourages girls to play baseball and is blazing a trail for girls to play the game if they choose to.
Cami Kidder is the director of the film Throw Like A Girl, a documentary about “women and girls and their love of the game.” You can find more information about the movie here. The film is still in shooting, but you can keep up with its progress and be among the first to get a look at it.
After the discussion of women in baseball, Scott and Hudson briefly discuss a few spring training observations and what they’re working on.
As always, The Mondays rock out between segments. Enjoy the show!
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