If you happen to follow the Little League World Series, then you couldn't miss all the hype around Mo'ne Davis and her opening game shutout in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship. Sporty Girl Books has long been a supporter of girls playing baseball and is happy for the media attention surrounding the IDEA of girls playing all sports equally. Unfortunately, that also means that Mo'ne had to endure reporters from FOX news. Take a look at this clip.
More female friendly sport?
The amazing thing about all of this attention was this 13 year old eighth grader's grace under pressure. Her focus on the game and on her team. She throws a 70 mile an hour fastball and can hit. She was on the Sports Illustrated! I love how she tells it like it is. "Just throw strikes. That's all you've gotta do. Just throw strikes." She cuts through the grown-up, sports industry, BS. She is clear, mature, and generous in this interview with ESPN. I hope you'll follow the link. (It wouldn't embed here on the blog.)
There's been a social media explosion around her performance. It's great to see sports celebs and other supporting her. I hope that she's able to navigate the hype and social media support without having to deal with the ever-present negativity, racism, and misogyny.