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Monica Abbott

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60 Minute Overtime

60 Minute Overtime


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Monica Abbott, Professional Softball pitcher – Team USA, Silver Medal winning Olympian in Bejing :55 Words to live by 1:24 At what point did you know you wanted to play softball at the professional level? 2:30 With the MLB trying to speed up the game, why isn’t more attention paid to fastpitch softball? Monica explains that MLB’s “new” intentional walk rule is already instituted in softball! 3:39 What would you say about the softball/baseball purists, that believe no rule should ever change? 4:35 Thoughts on former Team USA teammate Jennie Finch striking out current HOFer Piazza and MLB starts Bonds, Rodriguez 5:39 Softball vs. Baseball: Monica Abbott vs. Mike Trout?! Her thoughts on a crossover game and facing the reigning AL MVP 6:21 What’s the day in a life of a pro softball player? 7:35 Do most pro softball players have to work an additional job to make ends meet? 8:37 Nolan Ryan was the MLB’s first million dollar pitcher. You are Pro Softball’s first million-dollar athlete. What does that mean for the sport, overall? 11:03 What has the reception among female athletes in regards to your contract? 12:12 What could I, as a coach of the game, do, to garner more interest at my level? 13:33 In 2020, Softball is back in the Olympics! What is the trickle-down effect into the youth levels? 14:39 What was it like to see your name on the back of a Team USA jersey for the first time? 15:21 Will you be Going for Gold with Team USA in 2020? 15:48 How does your team, the Scrap Yard Dawgs, look for this upcoming season? Youtube: Twitter: @coachmccartan Periscope: @CoachMcCartan Facebook: Soundcloud: ON DEMAND: iTunes Podcast: TUNE IN Radio – type in “60 Minute Overtime” Search “COACHMCCARTAN”