USA Softball has enough problems on its plate without creating more, but that's exactly what it did when trying to force its biggest star, Keilani Ricketts, into a long-term deal.
What is the state of women's softball? Will the sport return to the Olympics? Val Ackerman talks with IOC Commission on Women and Sport board member Harvey Schiller about this and more in her latest Man Up column.
In her new column for espnW.com, Val Ackerman will talk with prominent male executives to get their ideas about where women's sports are headed.
Recurring questions regarding women's sports are where do we go from here and what it will take to get there? Satisfying everyone involved will take time and a good game plan.
If softball wants to return to the Olympics in 2020, it will need Major League Baseball to let its players compete.