3 Reasons The Next Sport You Play Should Be Baseball
Women's baseballs gets an absurdly poor amount of coverage. Especially when you compare it to other sports like tennis and soccer. Both these sports are great examples of how strong and fierce women have excelled in their respective fields, and driving the popularity to the same heights as their male counterparts. Or, in the instance of soccer, it’s possibly even surpassed it.
I think more and more women should start taking up baseball so we can grow its popularity and get it on the centre stage. Baseball is one of the biggest sports in the country, but there’s almost no female involvement at the highest level. Millions of little girls are growing up watching baseball matches and seeing no female heroes to look up to.
So, it should be our mission to try and grow the popularity of this sport. To start, here are three reasons you should take it up:
Provides An Excellent Workout
Swinging a bat over and over again is pretty damn hard. If you want toned arms, this is certainly the best way to achieve it! Then, you have the cardiovascular element of running between bases or running in the outfield. In short, you get a killer workout, which is great for your health and fitness.
Lots Of Fun Equipment
Baseball is actually at the forefront of fashion in the sports world. Think about it, how many people do you see wearing baseball caps at all times? Loads! When you play this sport, you get to wear and use loads of fun equipment. I mean, just look at some of the baseball bats here http://www.thebaseballdiamond.com/top-5-best-usa-baseball-bats/, they’re crazy! The uniforms are nice to wear, the sneakers are cool; you just feel good when you play this sport. Plus, you’ll own a baseball bat, which is extremely handy for added home security!
Fairly Easy To Turn Pro
There are many downsides to not seeing a lot of professional women's baseball on TV. The key one being that it means the leagues can’t generate lots of sponsor money, so there are hardly any teams, and not many girls playing. The flipside of this is that it’s fairly easy to turn pro if you’re good enough. So, you could become one of the leading generations of female baseball players that begins to inspire young girls and boys. It may pave the way for an illustrious sporting career, filled with brand deals, fame, and fortune. As it shows on this list here https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2017/08/14/the-highest-paid-female-athletes-2017, there isn’t a single baseball player close to the top 10 female earners. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the first one on this list in a few years?
At the end of the day, we should be trying to grow women's sports in general. There are so many inspiring female athletes out there with amazing stories. Just check out this piece we wrote on Serena Williams before; http://www.herculture.org/blog/2015/8/15/serena-a-symbol-of-excellence-oppression#.WnOS9Ha6_IU. If all of you reading this start playing baseball, then it might kickstart a domino effect that helps grow the sport on a national level.