FOX is coming in hot with a new show about a girl who makes it to the big leagues and plays for the San Diego Padres. So if you were ever wondering what it would look like if a girl played in the MLB, this trailer is here to show you.
Being an MLB player is extremely difficult. The amount of time, effort, practice, and God-given talent necessary to reach the bigs is extreme. It’s even more difficult if the position you are wanting to play is pitcher. To be a big league pitcher these days, you need to be throwing smoke, have deadly accuracy, and have mastered at least two out pitches to pair with your fastball. There’s no such thing as being a one-trick pony MLB pitcher (unless you’re Mariano Rivera).
Girls just can’t throw as hard as guys when it comes to baseball. This isn’t sexist at all — it’s fact. Sure, there was that one girl who was clocked at 86 in high school, but you know where 86 gets you? 400 feet deep to center field. My high school alma mater currently has five guys who throw 90+, and even all of them aren’t destined for the MLB.
This isn’t a knock on girls trying to play baseball (or any other sport that is) at all. In fact, if they want to play, let them. Just know that in this day and age, with the types of athletes we have, there are a few sports that will always be male-only, barring some freak superathlete. Sure, it makes a great media story for a girl to make the MLB, NBA, or NFL, but her psyche is going to go to shit when she gets lit up..