Alyssa Milano is a baseball fan, and she attends a lot of Los Angeles Dodgers games. But she’s not just some Hollywood big-shot who gets photographed at the stadium to look cool or relatable, or who scores good tickets to impress out-of-town guests. In 2013, she told Us Weekly that her “dream job” is to be the “shortstop for the L.A. Dodgers.” From 2009 to 2015, Milano served as a contributing blogger for the official website of Major League Baseball, offering her thoughts on the World Series and the All-Star Game and relating some historical bon mots about the national pastime.
She’s also the creator of Touch, a line of sports apparel for often-underserved female fans. In 2005, she was at a Dodgers game early in the season, got cold, and sought out something warmer at a stadium gift shop. “And I was offended,” Milano told Bloomberg. Why? Well, the women’s items were apparently only available in girly pink.
“Their answer for female sports apparel back then was ‘pink it and shrink it,'” she said. So, Milano purchased a child’s hoodie in Dodger blue and then started up a company that sold sports team stuff that fit women, but which was available in actual team colors … not pink.