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Norine aka A Real Live Pink Bat
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  • Las Vegas, NV
  • United States
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Profile Information

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
190
Position(s):
1B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Singles Hitter Mostly Grounders
Occasional 200-250 Foot Line Drives
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Minor League, 18+, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, 18+, 30+
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Peter Rose. Solid singles hitter. Can't win ball games just on homeruns over the fence. Guys like Pete Rose contribute a lot by way of just getting on at 1B.
More About Me:
I'm the real live pink bat from Las Vegas who tried out for the MLB Detroit Tigers baseball team on March 9, 2009.

I am the real live breathing version to Major League Baseball's wood-painted pink bat used on Mother's Day by Major Leaguers. Louisville Slugger, who manufacturers the pink bats, even recognizes me as the real live pink bat. I am a nine-year breast cancer survivor who just happens to play real live men's baseball.

My goal is to be the real live pink bat who swings the wood-painted bat on Mother's Day in a real live MLB or MILB game.

Why?

Because President Dave Dombrowski read my "A Real Live Pink Bat" media book and asked his director of Minor League Operations to invite me to Lakeland, Florida to their Spring Training facility to see if I could made the team.

While I didn't get a professional baseball contract, I received something better--their respect as a baseball player. If you go to my website the links to all the news articles and the Tampa Bay News 9 TV segment are listed there. Read and see them all.

I'll be adding more links to radio interviews I've been doing on a nation basis and there will be more stories online as my baseball career with the men continues.

I'm a member of Las Vegas Sandvipers men's baseball team where I play first base and also coach for our team. This is my 4th year with this outstanding team of guys and my 10th year playing in the Vegas Valley Men's Baseball League an affiliate of the national MSBL.

We are also two-time league champions in the 25+ Wood Division. Yes I play with guys half my age because I can! Our general manager Gary Arlitz does a great job of our team. We wouldn't be the 2007 and 2008 heroes we are without him.

In 2008 the Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Chapter awarded me with the Athlete Survivor of the Year and New Balance Athletic Shoes made me an Honorary Team New Balance Member as well.

2009 St. Rose Hospitals' Paddle for a Purpose Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Racing Team member and steersman
Website:
http://NorineVPhotography.com/ARealLivePinkBat.html

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Vote for me to win the 2010 MLB Honorary Pink Bat Girl Contest

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 2:26am 0 Comments

Hey everybody and tell all your friends to vote for me online at Major League Baseball's 2010 MLB Honorary Pink Bat Girl contest. Each of the 30 teams has one winner. I want to win the spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
I'm listed as "A Real Live Pink Bat" with the Dodgers as my home team. And vote…
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A Baseball Career First! I hit my first 85 mph fastball yesterday! Woo Hoo!

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 4:50pm 1 Comment

It's a baseball career first. I hit my first 85 mph fastball yesterday in our opening season game. We lost the game but I won the joy by hitting that pitch!

Okay the 3B guy caught it too but hey he had to run to get under it and it did go 90 feet to his base!

Can I please swing the pink bat now on Mother's Day in a Major League Game!!! I'm the real live pink deal you know...

A Real Live Pink Bat has an online store.

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 5:11pm 0 Comments

www.cafepress.com/RealLivePink Bat

Visit A Real Live Pink Bat store online where I have prints and other gifts that go to support my quest to swing the MLB pink bat and my Las Vegas Sandvipers men's baseball team.

Thank you!
Norine

Stepping up to the plate of baseball discrimination makes me a stronger athlete and a better person too.

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 4:00am 2 Comments

I had two plate appearances today in our baseball game against the Las Vegas Kings. One was at home plate. The other was at the chalk line at 3B with their third baseman.



My baseball career is just awesome, with 10 years as a MSBL veteran player/coach, and more so since I came home from earning the respect of the Detroit Tigers management starting from the top with MLB Tigers President Dave Dombrowski to Dan Lunetta, the director of their minor league operations, and… Continue

Help me solve the Toronto Blue Jays Scott Rolen Mystery Bat

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 9:01pm 5 Comments

Help me solve the Toronto Blue Jays Scott Rolen mystery bat to me. Today Fedex delivered a package to my home from the Toronto Blue Jays. I was at work. My husband called me to tell me he opened it to find a KR3 Professional Signature Series wood bat officially signed by Scott Rolen. Certificate of Authenticity included. Letter from the marketing office of the Jays, signed by Jeff Stephenson. Why? I have no idea why it was sent to me?… Continue

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At 4:53pm on March 1, 2010, Sheila M. said…
Norine! Good for you! I'd love to send you the questions I've been emailing everyone else I've been interviewing (either via email or phone). Let me know your primary email, so I can do so.
At 3:50pm on August 24, 2009, Jen Liu said…
Nice Norine! Definitely hope we have a chance to play together soon! Our MSBL season is winding to a close. We played a double header yesterday and got two Ws! I pitched both games. The other teams were great sportsmen as well. The whole league has been great and I'm looking forward to next season already!
At 12:02am on August 20, 2009, Jen Liu said…
I'll have to drag you out to one of the women's tournaments to play with me :-)
I think I was on the AsianSocialNetwork Dragon Boat team. It was a small race they had in Chicago. Pretty fun!
At 1:52pm on August 19, 2009, Jen Liu said…
Aw thanks Norrine. Dragon Boat racing is fun! I did it a couple years back. I will definitely keep you posted!
At 12:02pm on August 19, 2009, Jen Liu said…
Hi Norrine, thanks for your post on MSBL/MABL. Things are going great, gearing up for the Nationals in Huntingburg. How are you? Going to the MSBL Nationals?
At 10:55pm on May 10, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Norine- I thought of you seeing all the MLB guys swinging pink bats today. It's great to see baseball provide such great support to a great cause. I hope all is well with you.

- Bill
At 12:23pm on March 28, 2009, NABA said…
Doing great, your looking good and fit playing again. They will be in Vegas in May tournament and we may have two women's teams playing in the tournament.
At 1:37pm on March 27, 2009, Tiffany Brooks said…
Right on, and I support your stand about the "bat girl" thing. Keep plugging away. Were you at the MABL/MSBL WS in Phoenix last year? I played with the Houston A'z (wood), and the Sac Pirates (metal).

Best,

Tiff
At 1:29pm on March 27, 2009, Tiffany Brooks said…
Hey Thanks, Norine. Right back at ya! Keep busting down barriers and playing the game we all love! : )

Stay in touch!

Tiff
At 1:21pm on March 27, 2009, Tiffany Brooks said…
Hey....NEVER question the Baseball Gods (or Goddesses, as the case may be!). I heard a guy question his bloop hit one time...saying "that was crap" -- then he went like 0-40 or something! Not this girl... every time I get on, I THANK the baseball gods/goddesses...and you should do the same with that very nifty bat! : )

Best,

Tiff
 
 
 

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