I think that TMIB is saying that women athletes aren't as quick to lose their minds over a perceived taunt as are men. And that is to the credit of women's sports. The only time I thought there might be bench-clearing brawls is when Haley Fagan was at Auburn and Auburn was playing Florida.
They used to before rules changed.That. Women haven't shown the history of throwing at the next batter, batters walking out jawing at the pitcher, benches yelling at each other, etc.
Needs to be a word for the female version so 'femaflex'.... 'estrogen flexing'.NCAA Baseball made a pre-emptive (and overreaching, IMO) move to eliminate the macho flexing.
Haaa yes definitely taunting with the sandwich.Baseball has made batflips an automatic ejection (which I disagree with) and outlawed ANY "props" outside the dugout. A pitcher got ejected because he was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when he came out to congratulate a teammate who hit a home run; he handed the sandwich to the teammate who took a bite, thus making it a prop. He was slated to start the next day, but the ejection meant he couldn't pitch the next day in their post-season conference tournament.
Time will tell, difficult to imagine how much more it could grow. But I think it still couldI'm surprised they haven't outlawed the coordinated team celebrations (which Southern Miss was excellent at a few years ago in the Regional at Ole Miss).
There is no where near the type of throwing at batters like there used to be. Leftie slappers would be plucked one by one for running at the pitcher out of the box the way they do now.Throwing at batters now doesn't have the same impact as it did before they all donned football protective gear at the plate.
@Rolling Hard brought up a good point about converting stadiums for the use of College World Series. It can be done! The Coliseum has been used for so many different things amazing how they can re-configure that space.The obstruction rule has taken away any hard slides, and you rarely see double plays in which the SS throws at the runner to force her to slide. It's not baseball...
As for the stadium, TMIB brought up the Olympics, which is a great analogy. While the line might have worked for Ray Kinsella, I'm not sure "If you build it, they will come." will work for softball. Any city that hosts the Olympics loses millions, if not billions, of dollars on the endeavor. A 14,000 stadium requires a lot of money to maintain, so they have to be in use a lot to generate the revenue. Look at any single use basketball or hockey arena. They have to fill the other dates up with concerts, truck shows, the circus, and conventions to make ends meet. I don't know if a stadium could have enough events to justify the cost.