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Girl with no legs playing collegiate softball

Ever think you can't play basketball because you're too short? Or avoid a pick-up game of football because you're not strong enough? Then you need to read the story of softball catcher Gina Gilday, who plays for Elms College in Chicopee, Mass. She's playing a collegiate sport, and she has no legs.

Having watched her siblings compete in sports, Gina was determined to play on a team. She started with T-ball in second grade on a team her father helped coach. Back then she was playing with her prosthetics, but by fourth grade she decided to ditch them for softball.

"They were kind of holding me back more than helping me," she explained. "I would get unbalanced sometimes."

Her position was a natural.

"It made more sense for me to be a catcher," she said with a laugh. "I was the right height for it. I didn't have to squat or anything."

It's always sad to me how many guys tell me they won't play in the gay football league here because they're "not fast enough" or "can't catch" or some other bullshit like that. Here's a girl playing a varsity college sport, and she has no legs. Makes me want to go out and run a few miles. -Cyd Zeigler jr.

Hat tip to D. McCarthy, a Red Sox fan in New York City.