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Chicago Bandits Softball Team To Host Open Tryouts

Chicago Bandits Softball Team To Host Open Tryouts
As the 10th season of Chicago Bandits professional softball gets underway, here’s a chance for everyone who’s dreamed of playing pro ball to get a chance…. Play an exhibition game….join the team.  Open tryouts work! The Chicago Bandits professional softball team have a great idea here. If you are 21 or over, and and can think... Read more »

Chicago Bandits Holiday Clinic Brings Winter Cheer At The Dome

Chicago Bandits Holiday Clinic Brings Winter Cheer At The Dome
 The Chicago Bandits professional fastpitch softball team announced plans for a trio of Holiday Clinic sessions that will be held at The Dome at the Ballpark (34 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL) on Monday, December 30, 2013. The Bandits will offer three different sessions starting with an agility camp at 1 p.m.  The hour long session will... Read more »

1,406 Witness Bandits Clinch First Place in Battle of Olympian Pitchers

1,406 Witness Bandits Clinch First Place in Battle of Olympian Pitchers
On a blisteringly hot June day, when the Ballpark at Rosemont topped 100 degrees on the field an announced crowd of 1,406 witnessed an epic pitching duel, one of the last possible games, between 2008  Olympian teammates Monica Abbott (4-1, 0.24 ERA) and Cat Osterman (4-1, 0.85 ERA). The Ballpark at Rosemont is a 1,600-seat stadium, and... Read more »
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2020 Vision: Get Softball Back In The Olympics!

2020 Vision: Get Softball Back In The Olympics!
  “Softball at the Olympics would be good for girls everywhere and good for society”  Jennie Finch, 2004 and 2008 US Olympic softball champion Jennie Finch, one of the legends of Olympic softball, has called on women everywhere to show their support for softball to be played at the Olympic Games ahead of next week’s decision... Read more »

Abbott Throws a Postseason Strike; NPF Vows "This Will Never Happen Again"

Abbott Throws a Postseason Strike; NPF Vows "This Will Never Happen Again"
You know, I’ve never seen a World Series game rained out one day, without being recheduled. Shoot, I remembered back to the 1989 “Battle of the Bay” World Series–during the great San Francisco Earthquake on October 17.  My brother and many fellow sportscasters lived through that quake. Even after the devastating, 6.9 Richter Scale quake, and just a... Read more »

Weather Drowns Title Repeat Hopes For NPF, Bandits

Weather Drowns Title Repeat Hopes For NPF, Bandits
Up to Sunday, there was nary a glitch to the first-ever NPF Fastpitch Softball Championships at the Ballpark at Rosemont, aka, the “World Series of Softball.” The weather was hot, the skies were clear, the competition was fierce, and well-matched. The crowds looked to be around 900-plus for the Chicago Bandits games, and ESPN was going to... Read more »
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No World Series In Chicago? Think Again....Like Bandits!

No World Series In Chicago? Think Again....Like Bandits!
Who said there wouldn’t be a World Series in Chicago this year? Starting Thursday night, the nation’s top professional women’s softball teams will be in Rosemont for the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championship Series, aka “The World Series of Softball.” “The Village of Rosemont is honored to host this showcase of world-class women’s athletics... Read more »

SKY BEGINS 2012 WITH MONSTER DEAL AND 2011 IN WOMEN'S SPORTS

SKY BEGINS 2012 WITH MONSTER DEAL AND 2011 IN WOMEN'S SPORTS
Happy New Year…and a delightful, healthy and prosperous 2012 to all of you! As this new year dawns, I am more excited than ever to cover women’s sports and sports in general. From the 40th Anniversary of Title IX to the Women’s NCAA Finals in Denver, Colorado to the London Olympics, in September, this year is going... Read more »

Real-Life Football Story Marries "Quarterback Princess" with "Necessary Roughness"

Women playing major league football may be a few years off yet. However, since the advent of semi-pro full-tackle women’s leagues, including the Chicago Force, I’m not convinced it will be never. Don’t get me started on ANOTHER women’s full-tackle football league. Most people will know who I mean, but I took a vow not to print their name. Let’s... Read more »
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CHICAGO BANDITS ONE WIN, TWO CHANCES AWAY FROM 2011 NPF CHAMPIONSHIP

CHICAGO BANDITS ONE WIN, TWO CHANCES AWAY FROM 2011 NPF CHAMPIONSHIP
There are some advantages to being in a four-team league  in North America. The primary advantage is that on a good day, you can still play for a championship. Such is the state of women’s professional fast-pitch softball in the United States. The 2011 teams include the first-place  USSSA (FL) Pride (30-9), the Akron (OH) Racers (22-12), the Chicago Bandits (20-20),... Read more »
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