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NPF enjoying expansion, increased television exposure and uptick at the gate

November 27th, 2015|0 Comments

P.K. Daniel

Despite minimal assistance from its Major League Baseball partner, the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league has been gaining some traction of late. The 11-year-old league, which has experienced several reincarnations going back to the […]

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A Coach’s View of XBand’s 3XThreat

November 10th, 2015|0 Comments

By Laura Winter

After fall season, NCAA college softball is limited to 8 hours a week of activity – 6 hours of strengthening and 2 hours of softball monitored by a coach. That limited time means […]

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Pro baseball a year-round sport

November 6th, 2015|1 Comment

By P.K. Daniel

The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets on Sunday to win the World Series, marking the culmination of Major League Baseball’s 2015 season. However, “Play Ball!” is being bellowed in many […]

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Baseball, softball one step closer to return to Olympics

October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

By P.K. Daniel

Three strikes and you’re out? Maybe. Maybe not. After baseball and softball were ushered out of the Olympics by International Olympic Committee votes in 2005, 2009 and 2013, new life has been hurled […]

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A video is worth a thousand words

September 19th, 2015|0 Comments

P.K. Daniel

The late Tony Gwynn, nicknamed “Captain Video,” mastered the art of video analysis while studying his swings and opposing pitchers decades before it became the go-to aid of ballplayers, coaches, scouts and sabermetric geeks.

Today, video […]

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Sweetwater Valley Little League’s wild ride ends

August 31st, 2015|0 Comments

By P. K. Daniel
It’s 11:08 Eastern time on Saturday night. Jaime Ramirez is on babysitting duty in the players’ dorms while his fellow Sweetwater Valley Little League coaches attempt to paint the town red.

“I’m hanging […]