I’ve been working on a tough writing project this summer. People have been asking me how it’s going, and I tell them the same thing: It’s hard.
That brought to mind a great scene in A League of Their Own, one of my favorite sports movies. Luckily, it’s on YouTube. A little background. The movie is about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, formed in the early 1940s when many male players had left the game to fight in World War II. Dottie Hinson is the star of the Rockford Peaches, and she frequently clashes with the manager, Jimmy Dugan, a former big league slugger whose career was cut short by his drinking. One day Dottie quits. Jimmy confronts her, and says . . .well, watch it for yourself. (To watch the video on YouTube, click here.)