Softball is great because...
1. It is played by 40 million Americans.
2. It is played by both men and women.
3. Mixed genders can play this sport.
4. The game is shorter than Baseball.
5. Women can showcase their talents.
6. It is not considered corny to hit like a girl.
7. It is played by many other nations around the world.
8. It is the most popular sport outsed by the Olympic Games thus far.
9. You don't hear too much drug issues associated with this sport.
10. The game is faster than baseball.
By the way, the Florida Marlins are visiting Iraq, their blog is a great read: