Chicago Cubs: Will women ever take the field in MLB?

Jennie Finch, Bridgeport Bluefish (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Jennie Finch, Bridgeport Bluefish (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
1 of 3
Chicago Cubs
Hope Solo, Chicago Cubs  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs: Major League Baseball has done everything it can for women in baseball, except getting them onto the field to play. Isn’t it about time?

Did you know that today, somewhere in the world, a woman could be signed to the Chicago Cubs or a Major League Baseball contract legally? Actually, it’s been legal for some time.

That’s right. Sorry, you missed it.

Many people probably did as well, but the truth is that women can play in MLB if they can get signed by a club. This is where part of the problem is for women because which club wants to be the first to sign a woman to a contract? I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, but the fact that women have been eligible to play since 1992 and have yet to step on an MLB field to play is a problem for baseball, meaning professional baseball and stigma that clubs need to get over.

Oh, MLB knows this is a serious issue that they cannot get wrong. This is right up there with the racial integration of baseball. Are you kidding? The first woman in today’s MLB that pitches a win in either current league will be historic.