I asked him if he thought Ricketts misinterpreted the idea that she didn’t have to say yes to the long-term contract to play out the summer. I asked him if he now thinks Ricketts thought she had to say yes to the ASA contract.
“If she misinterpreted (the terms),” Isham said, “nobody advising her ever came back to us for clarification or to renegotiate.”
So maybe that was the problem. Maybe what Keilani Ricketts really needed last summer was an agent.
Maybe if everybody’d been on the same page, the best player in Sooner softball history and maybe the best player, period, would be playing for her country this summer and beyond.
Isham said something else.
He said USA Softball and Ricketts have had no contact with each other since it all fell apart last summer.
It’s too bad.
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