Friday, August 7, 2015

On the Beat with Jennie Finch

Jennie Finch is one of the best softball pitchers of all time.  Time magazine even dubbed her the most famous softball player ever.
She starred for the University of Arizona Wildcats (where her team won the Women's College World Series), won a Gold and a Bronze Olympic medal as part of Team USA and went on to a stellar career in National Pro Fastpitch.  Jenny went 36-8 during her five year career with the Chicago Bandits.  She is coaching at McNeese State and broadcasting for ESPN.  he also runs Jennie Finch camps for young softball players.
Thanks to the hospitality of the Chicago Bandits and the cooperation of Jennie, I had the privilege of interviewing her prior to her latest clinic at the Rosemont Dome.
Jennie talked about calling pitchers and planning pitching strategy.  She also gave her views on the future of softball in the Olympics and beyond.  Other topics included the Los Angeles Dodgers (her favorite team), her coaching and other fun stuff.
Jennie is a softball legends who transcends the sport.  She is a great ambassador for softball, the Bandits and women athletics in general.  It was a pleasure to meet and talk to Jennie.  She was extremely friendly and I greatly appreciate her time.

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