Why is this a big deal you might ask? It's a big deal because not only is she out there kicking all the boys asses, but she's the first little league player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated ... AND SHE'S A GIRL! Yep that's a bad ass chick in my book if you ask me.
I started out playing t-ball then baseball with the boys when I was little (see photo below), so in some weird way I feel a connection with Mo'ne. Granted I wasn't throwing 70 mph and I wasn't the only girl on the team. But that's fine!
Mo'ne takes center mound (I mean stage) tonight in the Little League World Series. It's been a whirlwind month for this 13-year-old right-hander. I'm sure things are just getting started for her ... I can't wait to watch her continue to make history and move women in sports even further along.