Friday, April 24, 2009

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

I have a friend who had a t-shirt that read, "Jack and Jill Ran Up the Hill. Jill Won. Girls Rule." In keeping with the spirit of that t-shirt, from CNN/SI today:

"BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- On the pitcher's mound, a 12-year-old girl from New Jersey is perfect.

Mackenzie Brown is the first girl in Bayonne Little League history to throw a perfect game. She retired all 18 boys she faced on Tuesday. There are no official records of how many perfect games are thrown per season. Little League Baseball in Williamsport, Pa., estimates only 50 to 60 occur each year. No one knows how many have been thrown by girls. ... She'll get to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field on Saturday when the New York Mets host the Washington Nationals."

I see that the Natinals', er Nationals' team earned run average is 5.36. They should consider offering young Mackenzie Brown a contract. She's probably better than anybody they have in their farm system. Oh, and she can probably spell, "National."