I had the opportunity to watch the best woman’s softball team in the world play an exhibition game last night in Visalia. Team USA improved its record to 32-1 on its “Bound 4 Bejing” tour with a 13-0 six inning win against a team of Central Valley ASA Allstars. Team USA is impressive with its bevy of Amazon pitchers (each over 6’0” tall), lead by the gorgeous Jennie Finch. I had the chance to ask Jennie about her bit on TWIB a few years back when she traveled to different major league parks and pitched against some major league players. She said the highlight was probably when she struck out Albert Puljos. I asked her about pitching to Barry and she said he was not willing to take any swings against her while the camera was on. (How are we not surprised).
The game was played in Visalia due to Team USA starting catcher Stacey Nuveman, who is a Visalia resident. The game was a fund raiser on behalf of the Miracle League, a baseball league for children and adults with disabilities. Team USA will be playing games on May 18th in Rohnert Park, May 19th in Sacramento and May 22nd in Stockton. If you get a chance to see them play – don’t miss it.