Posts tagged "Chicago Bandits"

Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'

Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'
The Chicago Bandits are saying farewell to ace pitcher Monica Abbott. But she’ll be crying all the way to the bank. Abbott, age 30, made history on Thursday, signing a six year deal with the expansion Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs for a cool million dollars. The move makes her the highest-paid player in National Pro... Read more »

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports
Happy Thanksgiving, my Token Female friends! I usually grouse on these pages 364 days of the year about the lack of coverage of women’s sports…the lack of inclusion for women radio sports anchors…the general state of women and equality in America.  And in 2015, I found just a few reasons to be grateful: 1)  U.S.... Read more »

Chicago Bandits' "Battle of the Sexes" comes to Crestwood

Chicago Bandits' "Battle of the Sexes" comes to Crestwood
From our friends at the Chicago Bandits:   The Chicago Bandits and the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League are proud to announce the second annual “Battle of the Sexes” fastpitch softball game at Standard Bank Stadium (14011 Kenton Ave.) in Crestwood, Ill. on Monday, June 15 at 7:05 p.m. Gates will open at... Read more »
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Open tryouts for the Chicago Bandits set for May 24th

Open tryouts for the Chicago Bandits set for May 24th
Ever dream of playing softball professionally? The Chicago Bandits have teamed up with the Pennsylvania Rebellion and will co-host their annual open tryouts for 2015 on Sunday, May 24th, starting at 9 a.m. at the Ballpark at Rosemont. Members of the Pennsylvania Rebellion coaching staff will also be on hand to participate in the 2015 tryouts. Tryouts will... Read more »

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 »

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball, After All?

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball, After All?
“Including softball in the Olympic Games will help to inspire millions of girls to use the Games and the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence to strive for their best on and off the field. This will be good for girls, and good for society and it will make the Olympic Movement more relevant to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »