New York Daily News:
Paige Sultzbach was set to play for an Arizona state high school baseball championship Thursday night with Mesa Preparatory Academy. But her opponents decided to forfeit their chance at glory.
Just because she's a girl.
Our Lady of Sorrows, a fundamentalist Catholic school in Phoenix, declined to play in the Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship game because of the 15-year-old's presence at second base for Mesa Prep. The freshman sat out two regular-season meetings between the schools, both Mesa victories, out of respect for Our Lady of Sorrows' beliefs. But she had no intention of riding the pine with a state title on the line.
Sultzbach told the Arizona Republic that she felt put down by being asked to sit out those first two meetings.
"I felt like any passionate athletic person would feel (in that situation)," Sultzbach, who's also disappointed with the manner in which her team became a state champion, told the newspaper. "I don't want our very first high school baseball team to win the championship on a forfeit."
Our Lady of Sorrows is run by the Society of St. Pius X, a traditionalist church that distanced itself from the Roman Catholic Church in 1970 because of Vatican reforms. An Our Lady of Sorrows official told Fox News.com in a statement that the school had no other option but to forfeit the game because of its strict policy forbidding participation in co-ed athletics.
"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."
In other words, girls are only good for having babies and staying home to clean the house, NOT for beating the boys in sporting events.
I don't know who I feel sorrier for, Paige for missing out on a chance to win a legitimate state title, or these boys for being raised to believe that females are dangerous to their manhood and must be treated as delicate objects rather than as people like themselves.
Of course perhaps the REAL concern is that of girls who play sports of course MUST be gay, and they are simply afraid it is an airborne virus that their boys might catch while sharing the same field? I would not put such a ridiculous notion past them.