Is anybody else getting tired of hearing about the 12U Little League team
that won the national but lost the World championship?
I commend the boys for a job well done, but this media hype is a little
much overkill. I guess I am just a little jealous, as back in 94 my
daughters team won the 12U National ASA National championship, and they got
squat for media coverage. Even to this day all age bracket ASA National
Champions do not receive even a tiny percentage of the media coverage that
Little League receives. What does it take to become the media darlings
they so rightly deserve?
In 1994, our team coordinator was on the phone to all the local TV news
stations, trying to get someone to acknowledge the girls achievement, but
most said no thank you, there is no interest in a girls softball team.
Luckily the local channel 11 sent out a reporter and the girls had a small
story done on them which was shown in the early morning and late night
news. And I think a couple of other stations picked up on this story later
in week. There was also a challenge made by the reporter to the Northridge
Little League boys team (who also won the National, but lost World) to a
friendly game to see who can beat who. But Little League officials said no
to this request. Makes you wonder, were they following regulations, or
were they afraid to play a bunch of girls.
After many phone calls to Disneyland officials, Disney people grudgingly
gave our team free passes to the team, but with the stipulation that they
do not tell the media of what they did. Nowadays a Little League team
loses a tournament and they are invited with open arms and given a heroes
welcome in their parade.
Again I don't want to take any of the praise and accolades from the boys,
but please recognize our National championship girls for their
These are my thoughts and opinions, and if you have any for or against,
please share them with the rest of us.
A parent of three girls, no boys.