It’s baseball season, everyone! Major League games started up once again Sunday, and even though the Red Sox beat the Yankees (boo! hiss!), we’re still ready to celebrate the occasion with a look back at one of the most stylish players ever to step up to the plate — even if she isn’t really what you’d call a pro.
We’re talking, of course, about Madonna, and her spunky, take-no-shit character Mae Mordabito in the seminal 1992 film A League Of Their Own. The movie is a tried-and-true classic, for both its feminist backstory and its killer cast (Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and Tom Hanks co-star). It’s also, in our humble opinion, the perfect way to usher in a summer of ballparks and beer.
“I cannot suffer any more than I have in the past month, learning how to play baseball with a bunch of girls (yuk) in Chicago (double yuk). I have a tan, I’m dirty all day, and I hardly ever wear make up. Penny Marshall, Lavern (sic), Geena Davis is a Barbie Doll, and when God decided where the beautiful men were going to live in the world, he did not choose Chicago. I have made a few friends but they are athletes, not actresses. They have nothing on the house of extravaganza. I wish I could come to N.Y.”
This wasn’t her last foray into the world of fastball, however. According to Jose Canseco, Madge pursued the then-Oakland A player back in the 90s (albeit unsuccessfully), and who can forget her “affair of the heart” with A-Rod a few years back?
Clearly, this is a woman who knows how to play ball: