Posts tagged "National Pro Fastpitch Softball"

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590
For the first time since the mid-2000’s, a women’s sports team will be heard over Chicago’s airwaves, as the Chicago Bandits announced they will partner with 1590 WCGO Chicago for the upcoming season. Based in Evanston, 1590 WCGO will broadcast all Chicago Bandits games, home and away, during the 2016 campaign. The 2015 NPF Champion... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball come closer to inclusion

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball come closer to inclusion
There’s more than a chance that a new ruling by the IOC will allow Olympic softball and baseball in Tokyo, Japan, who’s hosting the 2020 Olympics. I’ve been following the saga of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reinstating softball and baseball to the Olympics for nearly four years now.  I’ve interviewed Jennie Finch on the... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

July Fourth Holiday Brings Winning Sports Teams Home to Chicago

July Fourth Holiday Brings Winning Sports Teams Home to Chicago
I admit that I am still in a euphoric haze over the Blackhawks’ second Stanley Cup in four years.  Who wouldn’t be? However, now that the victory lap has been run, the Cup touched, the parades and celebrations over….every sports fan in Chicago is asking the same question: Whom can we cheer for now? Who’s... Read more »
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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 »