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Hitting a Home Run

Jennie Finch, pitcher for the USA Softball team, talks about her time on the field, then and now.
 

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Parent & Child: What is your favorite sports memory from your childhood?
Jennie Finch:
I loved spending my weekends at the ball field. I couldn't wait for the weekend to come and put my uniform on early Saturday morning. Playing softball allowed me to travel all over the US as a child.

 

P&C: What do you love about sports now? How are your feelings about sports the same and/or different from when you were a kid?
Finch:
It's incredible how many different sports there are now. It's exciting to see how much is out there to try! But my feelings about sports haven't changed much since I was a kid. I still feel like I did then, only now I have the opportunity to play softball for a living. 

 

P&C: What is the most important thing to know about good sportsmanship?
Finch:
Your actions can be louder than your words. People are always watching you — maybe even more so when you fail — to see how you react. Sports will have its ups and downs. I just try to stay consistent through it all.

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