Boys cause uproar in softball tournament

Salon: Boys cause uproar in softball tournament

""It looks like they stacked the deck. Those boys are huge," said Val Maslauskas, a parent from a Massachusetts team whose players wore mouthguards to protect themselves in a 10-2 loss to the Arizona team Wednesday. "We're trying for equality for these girls and this is not equal."

The crowd erupted in cheers when one of the boys was thrown out at second base and booed at a collision between an Arizona boy and a Westfield girl at first base.

"They made catches in the outfield that no girl could have gotten to," said Kelly Popko, who played third base for Westfield, Mass. "

They want equality, but say the boys are bigger and better. Yeah, that helps the cause. If they want equality, have equality. Equality for everyone. Anything less and they can shove it where the sun don't shine.

Written on August 16, 2000