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Fierce 'Frozen'-Themed T-Ball Team Photo Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents

A group of fierce little T-ball players are taking the Internet by storm with their "Frozen"-themed team photo. Oklahoma mom and photographer Bets...

Take Me Out of This Wretched Softball Game

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

Whenever people say, "There are two kinds of people in the world," I cringe. It's such a cliché. Yet recently, when a couple women on my husband's softball team canceled at the last minute and I was drafted to fill in, I changed my view.

Always Slide Home

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

I soon learned that there would be a T-ball draft. Yep. This is a real situation. Coaches actually get together and haggle for players, half of whom can't even wipe their own butts, my son among them.

Agility, Speed, Balance and Power Start With Your Feet

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Every athlete, whether you are a man or women, wants to be faster than a speeding built, more powerful than a locomotive and able to move with cat lik...

It's Great Mo'ne Davis Had It In Her To Forgive That Guy. But Still, F**k That Guy.

Damon Young | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Damon Young

There's nothing to be happy about -- no feel-good takeaways -- when a middle school girl gets insulted by a man and has to speak up for him so he can continue a baseball career no one gives a fuck about. She is not supposed to be anyone's savior or protector. We need to be saving and protecting her.

When It Comes to Exercise, It All Starts From the Ground Up!

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Spring is on its way so, regardless of what sporting or exercise activity you participate in, if you want to be successful and get the most out of your performance, start from the bottom up. Yes, feet first!

When People Tell Me I Can't Do Something Because of My Disability, I Don't Listen

Randy Smith | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Randy Smith

When someone says I can't pitch, or I can't run, I go ahead and motivate myself to do that to show them that I can do everything that they said I can't do.

'Back to the Future' -- What's It's Like to 'Return' to Sixth Grade Sports

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Miles J. Zaremski

I'm told there must be 3,000 men and women playing the sport, all the way in the 90s; yup, into the 90s! So, coming from a baseball background, I wanted to play. Before anyone can play, one has to go through three separate evaluations and then be drafted. Sounds like MLB, huh?

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.

University of Alabama Catcher and Type I Diabetic, Molly Fichtner

Scott Benner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Scott Benner

University of Alabama's catcher Molly Fichtner is someone whose story needs to be told for a number of reasons. You may be interested in hearing abo...

WATCH: This Beautiful Act Of Sportsmanship Will Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports

Amid a news cycle dominated by one depressing sports story after another, this heartwarming act of sportsmanship is particularly uplifting. The muc...

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

The Joy of the Game: Reflecting on Watching Baseball Instead of Playing

Tristan Higgins | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I'm watching my son play baseball. That means on this particular afternoon, I am sitting alone along the backstop in my relatively comfortable camp ch...

Danielle Schlanger

A League Of Their Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The congressional women's team almost had it. Going into the 6th inning at the 5th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game Wednesday evening,...

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

DOINK

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology

Here's another reason you shouldn't be using your iPad to take videos, apart from the fact that you look like you're filming with a cooking sheet when...

My Near-Helicopter Parent Moment

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Maybe this disappointment will help her grow strong enough to handle further disappointments life will throw her way, regardless of how good she is. And maybe she'll grow to be so strong that disappointments won't scare her very much anymore.

Why Do Lesbians Love Balls So Much?

Allison Hope | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

I'm not a girly girl who prefers weaving a basket to sinking one. I'd rather bounce a ball off my racquet than a baby on my knee. And I will always prefer black grease paint to mascara. But I just don't get the lesbian sports craze.

Ban Parents on the Sidelines?

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 10.26.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

Youth sports bring out the worst in parents.

I Look to Increase Education, Training and Awareness in Women's Sports

Jennie Finch | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Jennie Finch

Title IX is about equal opportunity at educational institutions that receive federal funding. It is not just about sports, but opportunities for women to play sports have certainly arisen from the passage of Title IX.

Top Dem: 'I Have Quite A Bit Of Trash Talking Experience'

Roll Call | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

In sports, trash talking can be a potent weapon in puffing up the collective team ego while cutting that of the opposition. For the Congressional W...

A 'Perfect' Girl's Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen

Imagine the girl who has everything: social status, athletic prowess and a loving family. Her life must be perfect, right? Actually, it is more li...

Openly Bisexual Pastor Divides Church Softball League

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion

Reverend James Semmelroth Darnell has been a pastor at St. John United Church since October and is openly bisexual, a fact that caused his church pull...

REPORT: Grandfather Punches Umpire At Granddaughter's Game

Posted 05.15.2012 | Sports

If they don't make fans like they used to then there is at least one umpire who will be glad. After a youth softball game in Alabama this grandfather ...

WATCH: Bryce Harper Shows Up For Random Softball Game

Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

What should any teenager do with a free day in the nation's capital? See the sights. For starters, there are the monuments and memorials, the White Ho...