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Bustos a 'pitcher's worst nightmare'

Updated: August 12, 2004, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- She's Barry Bonds with a ponytail and an Olympic tattoo on her right arm. And when Crystl Bustos flexes her muscles, the five rings imprinted below her shoulder swell impressively.

Soon, the U.S. team's hard-hitting third baseman could leave her own lasting mark on the Athens Games. Respected and feared by opposing pitchers, Bustos is the most intimidating hitter in women's softball -- bar none.

"I'm just so glad that I don't have to face her,'' says her teammate, ...

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