An awesome thing happened after this video of a 9-year-old girl pitching went viral
The real-life Ginny Baker is out there somewhere.
Perhaps she's on the USA women's baseball team, which last month lost to Canada in the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup bronze-medal game. Perhaps she's already playing with an independent league team.
Or perhaps she's even younger.
University of Missouri hitting coach Matt Lisle found and shared a video of a 9-year-old girl showing off her pitching mechanics Thursday night. As of Sunday morning, it had 1.21 million views on Twitter. And thanks to the slo-mo, one thing is certain: She can throw.
Thought this was worth sharing. She's 9 years old. ⚾️�� pic.twitter.com/RJlarXYOgU- Matt Lisle (@CoachLisle) September 14, 2018
Then a fun thing happened.
The official MLB Twitter account replied.
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Then Rob Friedman, who breaks down the ins and outs of pitching from his stellar account @PitchingNinja, weighed in.
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And former Cy Young winner and World Series champion Orel Hershiser chimed in, saying he's also a fan.
Wow! She has a better delivery than I had! Keep working at it!- Orel Hershiser (@OrelHershiser) September 14, 2018
Rooting for you to make it to the Bigs!
Then, something even more amazing happened.
Other people began posting videos and photos of their daughters playing baseball. And this is why the internet can sometimes be good.
Love this. Here's my 9 year old hitting a dummy at Oakland. These girls would make a nice LHP RHP combo, maybe they'll see each other on the field someday pic.twitter.com/zKu5vP9uAl- John O (@oliveriusiam) September 14, 2018
AWESOME! ����- David Petrunich (@DavPetrunich) September 14, 2018
I'd like to also share a video of my 8Y daughter pitching. pic.twitter.com/0nNv12SFz9
When she turns 10 send her to Cooperstown where she'll make boys not on her team cry.- Joe (@JoeAno1) September 15, 2018
It's a beautiful thing�� pic.twitter.com/sTHYnimzFc
Throwing like a girl means bringing the heat. And we're here for it.