This is really a very good question, and other than those who demean the level of the Japanese leagues or who cite blind tradition, I have yet to hear a really good answer as to why this is. On another note, I’d like to say that Nyssa is not an idiot…she’s just not a baseball fan.  That can lead to stupid questions…I’m sure many hardcore fans have gone through this, from both men and women.  She’ll get her moments against the guys, I promise.  And we’ll see other women in this strip, soon.  I will say that this strip has been an early lesson in political correctness, however.