ZOMG! It’s a girl!

From the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up:

Arizona high school forfeits championship game rather than face girl opponent

A state championship high school baseball game is over before tonight’s first pitch, after one Arizona team forfeited rather than play an opponent with a girl in the lineup.

Our Lady of Sorrows refused to play Mesa Preparatory Academy in Thursday’s scheduled Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship game, because that team has Paige Sultzbach at second base. The 15-year-old agreed to sit out a pair of regular season victories over Our Lady of Sorrows, which is run by the Society of St. Pius X, an traditionalist church that broke away from Roman Catholic Church over Vatican reforms in 1970. But with everything on the line tonight, Sultzbach wasn’t willing to stay glued to the bench — even if it means no game at all.


In a statement to FoxNews.com, an Our Lady of Sorrows official said the school had no choice but to forfeit because it has a strict policy prohibiting participation in co-ed athletics and believes in “forming and educating boys and girls” separately.

“Teaching our boys to treat ladies with deference, we choose not to place them in an athletic competition where proper boundaries can only be respected with difficulty,” the statement read. “Our school aims to instill in our boys a profound respect for women and girls.”

Nothing says “respect” like treating girls as lepers. I guess it’s better to shun girls than get beat by one.

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7 Responses to ZOMG! It’s a girl!

  1. angienc says:

    Must see this picture!


  2. Oswald says:

    Every team on their schedule ought to add a girl to their rosters.

  3. wmcb says:

    I don’t have a big problem with private schools that want to educate separately. Lots of studies have shown that both boys and girls do better in separate classrooms – maybe it has to do with young boys learning better with one teaching style/environment and young girls another. Whatever.

    But this is just stupid. It’s taking a sort of good idea and turning it into a nonsensical rule to apply in every situation, not just the one it is helpful for.

    Oh, and if all of the respect and chivalry and stuff you’ve been teaching those boys is going to be undone by sliding into a girl at first base, and they are going to all of a sudden turn into mindless brutes who show no restraint toward the physically weaker sex in any situation…….. then you are doing a crappy job teaching those things.

    • Oswald says:

      When I was in high school I didn’t do well in coed classrooms. For some reason I couldn’t concentrate.

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