April 13, 2007
"All you need is glove"

I love stories like this:

Eldridge Small was in for a surprise on the first day he coached the Wheatley softball team. The girls were excited to start playing, but several of them had never even put on a glove.

"That first day of practice, we had to have a 'putting on your glove' lesson," Small said. "We were really starting from scratch."

Two years later, the Wheatley Wildcats are on the way to their second straight playoff appearance.

A football coach leading a group of girls, some of whom had never worn a baseball glove, to immediate success on the softball field. What's not to love about that? Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 13, 2007 to Other sports