Tag: Monica Abbott

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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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 »