Baseball Loves Gender Diversity, Just In Other Sports


On the one hand, it’s a very good thing that Major League Baseball is going to sponsor the United States national softball team as it prepares for this summer’s Olympics. It’s something that the league is doing not because of an obligation, but because it sees a good opportunity to be associated with an outstanding team while scoring some social responsibility points and getting content for the MLB Network.

USA Softball, meanwhile, gets the use of the Jackie Robinson Training Complex – formerly Dodgertown – in Vero Beach, Fla., along with promotional support and the ability to get more television exposure leading up to the Tokyo games.

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