If you give a girl a baseball,
you then need to give her a bat and a glove.
Show her the love of the game.
If you give a girl a bat, show her how to swing and how to slide.
Tell her to ignore anyone who is snide.
If you give a girl a glove, teach her to catch and the infield fly rule and defensive shifts while you’re at it, too.
If you give a girl a baseball, show her pitcher’s grips and how hard to throw, and show her that this is the way to go.
If you give a girl a baseball, tell her she belongs here, too.
That baseball is not just for boys; girls can like it, too.
If you give a girl a baseball, don’t take it away at 13 and make her play something different. Softball is not baseball, no matter how much you try to spin it.