Author: sarabeth120 PM
They took away softball so she tried out for the baseball team. He doesn't like the idea of a girl playing baseball. She thinks he's nothing more than a chauvinistic pig. So naturally, they hate each other, at least... at first. Full summary in profile!Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,740 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 12-30-11 - Published: 11-03-07 - id: 2434097
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Hey! I know I shouldn't be uploading a new story, but this idea has been nagging me for the past month. And I have to write it down!
Here's a longer summary for you:
Victoria Clark has been playing softball all her life. Well, that was until her school was forced to get rid of some of the "lesser" activities due to lack of interest and budget cuts. And the softball team is one of the first to go. Victoria loves the sport, she's been playing for so long on and is not at all happy with the school's decision. But instead of going to the school board and appealing the decision, she and her fellow team mates decide that trying out for the baseball team is a much better idea. After all, they all feel they can play it just as well as the boys and this appears to be the perfect opportunity to show them what they can do.
However, Victoria did not expect to be the only girl who actually went through with the plan, nor was she expecting to be the only one to make the team either.
She has to put up with crap from her fellow team mates, specifically a certain Mr. Jared Peterson, who doesn't like the idea of a girl playing baseball, especially a girl like Victoria. On and off the field, she continuously has to prove herself to him, for he don't think she's worthy, even though she has already done so…
To make things worse, she has to hide from those jealous of her (the boys who didn't make the team because of her and even her former softball teammates have turned against her). AND balance school and work. This is going to be one hell of a school year.
I actually posted this a few months ago, but took it down because I knew that it would be months before I could even start the first chapter, but I'm posting it again, and this time I won't delete it. Here's the prologue, Enjoy:
I can not believe this is happening.
I can not believe they have made me stoop to this level in order to get what I want.
I can not believe they won't listen to reason.
And most important of all, I can not believe they even did it in the first place.
I mean, I knew that the principal was a believer in the whole "woman are inferior to men" idea, but come on this is ridiculous! It wasn't like we were bad. It wasn't like we couldn't win a game.
Because we very well could, thank you very much.
We even graciously provided the school with some nice, big shiny trophies to add to the growing collection.
But, does that matter?
Are they thankful?
Do they even care?
Of course not.
Like I said the bastard of a principal was the one that caused all of this. While he didn't get all of the female sports removed, I was still pissed at him and I blamed him for it all since he was the one that pulled the plug due to "the lack of interest". Still makes no sense why it was cut so quickly when just a few weeks ago, me and several of my teammates were hanging out and extremely excited about the upcoming year. Lack of interest, my ass.
Softball was no longer a sport offered in the athletic program at Sanderson High School. There were no other female sports that I was interested in since all that was left was the crap ones that I would never be caught dead participating in, like cheerleading. There were also the ones that while I admired the girls who played them like volleyball or soccer, I had no interest in moving over to them since neither was the sport that I has been playing since I was six and so neither would do for me.
I'm not a feminist; sure I'd like to prove to guys that girls can do anything they can do. But, I don't shove my ideas down their throats, nor do I advertise the fact that I think girls are just as good as boys in almost everything. But, this is completely moronic and unfair! I mean, to cut only the softball team and use "lack of interest" as an excuse is just plain wrong and total bull if you ask me. The rest of my teammates feel the same as me. That's why we all got together and decided that we were going to do something about it.
Because drastic times call for drastic measures.
And these times were drastic seeing as how we refused to go down without a fight.
Or so I thought, but I think they all chickened out of this little scheme.
Because I'm the only girl here right now and baseball tryouts started ten minutes ago.
Well, there's the prologue! And that's why it's so short… because prologues are supposed to be short! But, the rest of the chapters will be long, I promise! So, I have no idea when the real story will start. I have both "Expect the Unexpected " and "Everything I Never Wanted" to finish, plus school is really kicking my butt... but I will try to post the first chapter as soon as I get the chance!