“...women are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day.”
Lois Siegel: When I was seven, I wanted to be a baseball player. I was ready for the Major Leagues, except for one detail. I always put my glove on backwards and on the wrong hand. One day this kid said to me, “You know, girls can't be baseball players.” He was trying to tell me there were rules, like, girls could be ballerinas—note the scar on my right knee. That was from playing baseball, much to my mother's 1)chagrin. But girls couldn't be cowboys. You know what? I didn't listen.
Megan McCredie(Baseball Player): My name is Megan and I'm seven and a half.
Lois: Megan McCredie is just starting her baseball career. She plays for the “Cubs” in 2)Pointe Claire, a suburb of3)Montreal.
Megan: I'm the only girl on…on my team, and, but we have a lot of good players, an'…
Lois: So what's the good and the bad part about playing with boys?
Megan: There's no good and no bad part about playing with boys. As some people say, the more boys the better.
And you always have to choose your right pitch. If it's too low, too high and you swing for all of them, it's a 4)strike, but if you don't 5)swing for it, you just keep your 5)bat like this an' you watch it go by, it's…it's a ball, and…you don't get out. If it's like this—it has to always be some…somewhere around your 7)belly button or your stomach, and if it's about there, swing for it.