History or a Future?

“The future is always beginning now.”
-Mark Strand, Poet

 I walked into my local coffee shop, and heard the words, “There’s the history maker.” I am so thankful to the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland A’s for making my dreams come true and for believing in the message that baseball is a game for all. It’s an honor to make history. Humbling, really. But I don’t think about making history; I think about creating a future.

The question, I am now being constantly asked is, “What’s next?” And I don’t really know. And that’s the exciting part! We are in a moment of possibilities. And that thrills me.

I think we need to decide what’s next. I cannot answer this question alone. We need to decide how we will make sure that baseball is really a game for all. That includes creating girls’ teams and leagues through out the country. Giving girls a fair chance to play amongst the boys. And being open to women coaches, umpires, and front office personnel.

It is an honor to make history. But what is important, is what we do now. We are in this moment of possibilities together. Together we are creating our future. And my dream where we can do anything and be anyone is really our dream. And there is such beauty in that. Humbling, really.

1 Comment

Congratulations on achieving one of your dreams! It sounds like you did yourself and everyone proud and had a great time doing it. I am proud of you for blazing a trail for female athletes! I am also proud of the Indians and the A’s because it sounds like they welcomed you to batting practice with the same respect as their other batting practice pitchers. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
I’m with Emma, what’s next for you?
Kristen
This is a very simple game…

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