We often compare baseball to softball and try to find differences.
Have you ever noticed that a major difference between male baseball payers and female softball players is…
…their ability to dive head first?
While most young boys on a baseball team will fearlessly dive head first, very few young ladies on a travel ball team can do the same.
Can anybody explain this to me?
Are boys less fearful?
Are girls too scared?
Some might pretend it’s a “female anatomy
thing” and I won’t argue this as I can’t
Others will say it’s dangerous.
I will admit – I used to think that only “naturals” (i.e. very athletic girls) could ever learn to slide head first.
However, I quickly changed my mind last year.
I now know that any female can learn to dive