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Softball Is Proof Of Sports Investors’ Terrible Logic

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. When you’re a fan of women’s sports, it’s very hard…

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Cat Osterman on Retirement, the State of Softball, and Why She Will Always Love the Art of Pitching

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Crowning GOATs is a fixation of contemporary sports media and fans, and is…

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Letter of Recommendation: Athletes Unlimited Softball

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Sometimes, especially for those of us who work in and…

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The Best Time I Spent 11 Hours At The Women’s College World Series

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. I’ve wanted to go to the Women’s College World Series for years. In…

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UCLA and FSU competing in the Women's College World Series.

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51 Years of the Women’s College World Series

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. It took a man named Don “Pappy” Joe to create the Women’s College…

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Sydney Pennington after setting the Oklahoma State career home run record in the first weekend of the NCAA softball tournament.

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Five Reasons the NCAA Softball Tournament Is The Best Sporting Event You’re Not Watching (Yet)

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. It’s so often misunderstood as to bear perpetual repetition: the softball played by…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Gendered Sports

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Softball is, in America, mostly played by girls. Baseball is…

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Why Women Athletes Have Earned The Right To Be Mad Online

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Asking athletes about things besides their play has historically been…

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The Player-Centric Future of Pro Sports Looks Like this Brand New Softball League

2020 was supposed to be a big year for softball — a year when the popular sport could actually hope to claim some of the spotlight, thanks to its return to the Olympics (where the U.S. has historically dominated) after more than a decade’s absence. Then, obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic…

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