Looking back, I've learned the most from the bad coaches, really, how not to act, how not to coach, how not to treat people. So I always say no matter what situations you're faced with, how bad it is, you can always walk away and learn. You can always rise above it.— Jennie Finch
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I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling.
We're [Avocado League] trying to just urge people to add avocado into their diet. It's healthy and full of vitamins and minerals.
I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.
When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher.
That devastated me. I was crushed.
I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this - it was emotional.
You're not going to get off the couch and be at some amazing fast pace or burn crazy amounts of calories, but you have to start somewhere Eventually, you'll get there.
I try to squeeze in a workout whenever I can, even if it's doing squats with my 7-month-old in the kitchen or jumping on the trampoline with my 5-year-old.
I had the vision of creating my own camp to make sure I was teaching the campers what I wanted. Plus I picked other players that were good on the field and off so we could be great role models for these girls to look up to. I hope to inspire others and encourage them to go after their dreams.
I had female role models to look up to starting in middle school, athletes like Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm who made me realize that there was room in the world of sports for women. They ignited my dream of becoming an Olympic athlete.
I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn't a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me.
I was honored to wear 'Arizona' across my chest.
I am extremely blessed to have my education completely paid for and take part in the great tradition of Wildcat softball. To have my jersey number retired was the ultimate compliment.
Growing up, I watched softball and U.
S.A .softball, and that was my goal of being able to represent my country and wear the red, white, and blue out there, and I think it is one of the highest honors to be able to go out there and compete for your country, and it was something so very special, and it was everything I dreamt of and more.
Whatever I am doing at that moment, I want to make the most of it.
Got any pitches? I got five pitches-rise-ball, curveball, screwball, drop-ball and changeup.
And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.
I do my job on the mound and then do what I can at the plate, always working on helping the team anyway I can.
When I lose, I take it very personally.
Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.
When I was growing up, softball had stereotypes along with other female sports.
But society is definitely changing since the WNBA and WUSA. Muscles on female athletes are OK now. Young girls can look up to beautiful, athletic, fit women.
Softball has given me so much in life.
It's taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband.
I could have never dreamed what an amazing ride this has been.
My life has been centered around sports.
It is where I have met my closest friends and shaped the values that have made me a successful athlete, student and role model for young people.
I just feel like it gets harder and harder every year with Ace getting older and time away from my husband and even family events such as birthdays and friends' weddings and things that I've always just missed out on because of softball.
A macho attitude is totally to my advantage.
Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park, but in softball you have to use a short, quick swing. Big, huge swings equal big, huge strikeouts.
I didn't really get into boys until my junior year of high school, when I had my first boyfriend. But for the most part I was always playing sports, so I was too busy for them!
It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine.
I blame and credit my brothers for my competitive fire within me.
Growing up, I lost at everything! My brothers are quite a bit older - 10 years and 5 years - so it was a challenge, but I have some of the most amazing memories with my big brothers.
I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet.
I've always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat, to say the least.
To keep children healty, it's important to keep them active.
Of course you can control what goes into their mouths, but it's also about putting the active back into family activity. Go outside with them, live in the moment and encourage them. That'll help you find fulfillment in your life as well.
I'm living a dream. I hope in 10 years people will know me as a gold medalist.
This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed.
You have been doing something that has brought you success, and you are in the playoffs because you have been doing some thing right.
I realize the differences between my children and use what works for each of them individually.
I'm playing first base and pitching and hitting.
I feel like I'm almost better than I've ever been. It's like, 'You're going to walk away like this?'
My parents were born and raised in Iowa and my two brothers were born in Iowa before my family moved to California where I was born so I still really feel like I have those Midwestern roots.
For softball, we need the Olympics. For young girls dreaming of that Olympic dream, that's where it's at, and that's where it all started in '96 for our sport.
It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.
There's nothing better than working up a good sweat.
I'm a role model for lots of young girls.
My family vacations were softball tournaments.
My goal is to never lose. That may not be realistic, but I'm going to try.
Playing USA Softball has been more to me than I ever imagined possible.
You can't always control the circumstances - only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.
Our sports [softball] is a game of failure already so my dad always says to parents who he is a pitching coach and he's been my pitching coach since I was 11 years old is if they can be the best kid on the team, let them experience that and then obviously the challenge has to come later on but you don't get that opportunity very often and confidence is such a huge part of this game and in life in general.
The main thing is to win. You just try to keep your tunnel vision on to get the team the win.
When I was a kid, I dreamed of using a bat with my own name on it.
Seeing women on television was very important to me.
It opened my eyes to the possibilities of women's sports. It showed me what I could do and who I could be.
The attention I get has been great. It has opened so many doors for me. It's nice that people are accepting beautiful women as athletes. It's encouraging to girls that muscles don't mean you can't be beautiful.
The best compliment I've gotten was being compared to Randy Johnson. We're both hard-throwing.