Monday, August 31, 2009

In A League of Her Own

It could only happen in America and, of course it’s happening in my home state of North Carolina.

A woman is suing the city of Raleigh because no men will play tennis with her. Nancy Griffin, 41, says she was so routinely beating male opponents in the city-sponsored tennis league that the city scrapped a rule that penalized players for declining matches. Griffin wants $10,000 for the emotional distress caused by hearing her opponents make excuses. One man even said, “I have a jealous wife and I cannot play females.”

Nothing that exciting ever happened when I was growing up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.