2014 NAFA World Series “Calbum” available

Written by Bob on January 29th, 2015
2014 NAFA World Series Calbum cover. The inside monthly dates contain 146 photos of the 2014 NAFA World Series.

2014 NAFA World Series Calbum cover. The inside monthly dates contain 146 photos of the 2014 NAFA World Series.

YUCAIPA, Calif. – I’ve recently finished making a 2015 calendar that contains photos of the 2014 NAFA World Series that was held in the Quad Cities, IA / Il, last August.

I’ve actually named the calendar a calbum because it’s as much a photo album as a calendar. I think it will be a men’s fastpitch collector’s piece and will also serve as a coffee table album for photo enthusiasts.

I’m sending this post as a “feeler” to determine if there’s enough interest to order and sell to those wanting a calbum. If so, then I’ll figure out what postage and packaging will cost to determine a total cost.

September's photo of the Santa Barbara Bucks, A-Major All-World team of Roseville and Stoneyard players, and other photos.

September’s photo of the Santa Barbara Bucks, A-Major All-World team of Roseville and Stoneyard players, and other photos.

Because each calbum is “print on demand,” I get no discount for large quantity ordering. Delivery time is about two weeks once I place an order.

Calbum Details

  • 146 semi-gloss laminated photos of varying sizes, professionally printed.
  • Large size calbum, 14 x 23 inches (width & height).
  • Printing done on HEAVY stock – much like a high-end magazine.
  • The date part of the calbum contains tournament and fastpitch website information and addresses.
  • The date part contains All-World player statistics (for those that sent me their stats).
  • The monthly photos could be cut out and framed in photo frames.
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    Many of the monthly days include small photos along with tournament, fastpitch website, and all-world player information.

    Although there’s a large quantity of photos, I couldn’t possible photograph all of the more than 100 teams that played in the NAFA World Series, or the hundreds of players comprising those teams. But I did my best to include a wide variety.

    So if you’re interested, send me an email at: botto3@verizon.net.
    Or reply here on my blog.

    And then I’ll see if there’s enough interest to proceed any further.

    Thank You,
    Bob Otto

    April's photo with Halifax Pepperjacks' team photo, and action from Stoneyard, K-Club, Rice Lake and Pala ball clubs.

    April’s photo with Halifax Pepperjacks’ team photo, and action from Stoneyard, K-Club, Rice Lake and Pala ball clubs.

     

    So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League starts in February

    Written by Bob on January 24th, 2015

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    ANAHEIM – The long-running SCIFL men’s fastpitch league opens play at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, March 7-8. Then it’s on to Palm Springs for Vicki Oltean’s annual men’s tournament, March 21-22. Contact Vicki at 760-323-8277.

    For a full schedule visit: 2015 SCIFL Schedule

    For more information about the league, contact:

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President
    P.O. Box 1891
    Anaheim, CA 92815-1891
    661-510-8928

     

    Those Were The Days: Featuring pitcher Neal Chadwick

    Written by Bob on January 22nd, 2015
    Neal Chadwick of the Page Brake mens' fastpitch team, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo By BOB OTTO / 1995 ISC World Tournament

    Neal Chadwick of the Page Brake mens’ fastpitch team, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo By BOB OTTO / 1995 ISC World Tournament

    SALT LAKE CITY – One of Utah’s all-time best pitchers was Neal Chadwick who pitched for Page Brake of Salt Lake City for many years including 1995 in the ISC World Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

    The big right-hander had a 1-1 record in 15 1/3 innings, while allowing 11 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks. He also struck out 20 batters from Grafton, WV; Class Walls, Whiteford, MD; and H.I.S. of Houston.

     

    New fastpitch softball league in Poway (Calif.) open to men (and women)

    Written by Bob on January 15th, 2015

    By MICHAEL BOWER / Pomerado News

    POWAY, Calif. – There was nothing Jay Crawley could do. The men’s fastpitch softball league he was part of in downtown San Diego in 2008 dwindled to three teams and eventually became extinct.

    “The city wouldn’t do it with three teams,” said the 44-year-old Crawley, who added that to his knowledge it was the last men’s fastpitch softball league in the area. “Basically, they said they are going to give it to slow pitch and they never gave it back because they can do four games in the time we can do two.”

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    Team USA picked for 2015

    Written by Bob on January 12th, 2015

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    USA SOFTBALL – Officials have announced the 2015 Men’s National Softball Team. Check out the roster at 2015 Men’s National Team

     

    Calling all 2014 NAFA World Series all-world players

    Written by Bob on January 11th, 2015
    The 2014 NAFA World Series A-Major, all-world team (other members may exist, but weren't available at time of photo.) Photo By BOB OTTO

    The 2014 NAFA World Series A-Major, all-world team (other members may exist, but weren’t available at time of photo.) Photo By BOB OTTO

    YUCAIPA, Calif. – I am working on a fastpitch project that includes gathering information on the all-world players of all five divisions that played in the 2014 NAFA World Series in the Quad Cities.

      INFORMATION NEEDED
  • Your full name
  • Team(s) you played for
  • Division(s) you competed in
  • Your uniform number
  • Position(s) you played
  • Your statistics as a pitcher or player
  • If you are the manager or team statistician of all-world players, and can provide this information, or pass my request on to your player(s), I would much appreciate that.

    You can email me at: botto3@verizon.net.

    Thank you for your help,
    Bob Otto

     

    USA Men’s National Team candidates break camp, await announcement of final 2015 roster

    Written by Bob on January 11th, 2015

    usasoftball.1s The USA National Softball team held a tryout camp at Mark Daily Field in Irvine, Calif., Saturday. Photo by MADDY FLANAGAN

    By JIM FLANAGAN / Fastpitch West

    IRVINE, Calif. – They came from New Mexico, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Missouri, Massachusetts, Iowa, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Washington, Northern and Southern California.

    Through rain and sleet and snow, the USA National team candidates arrived, for one day of competition amongst each other, to Mark Daily Field at Irvine, California, Saturday, January 10, 2015.

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    Pool-play schedule for 2015 AAU International Fastpitch Championship

    Written by Bob on January 9th, 2015

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fl – The AAU Men’s International Fastpitch Championship for 2015 takes place January 22-25 at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World Resort

    Though the field of teams is down from previous years, this men’s fastpitch tournament promises to be competitive with outstanding players and teams, from throughout the world, showing off their skills.

    For questions, contact Debra Horn (debra@aausports.org, 407-828-3459).

    “This is always an outstanding event and a great warmup for the season!”

    Men's fast pitch teams from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Canada, Bahamas, Argentina, Mexico and the United States will be vying for the AAU championship.

    Men’s fast pitch teams from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Canada, Bahamas, Argentina, Mexico and the United States will be vying for the AAU championship.

     

    City of Burbank offers men’s fastpitch

    Written by Bob on January 8th, 2015

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    BURBANK, Calif. – While some cities have given up on men’s fastpitch, the City of Burbank continues to offer a league for those who prefer the fast-pitched version of softball. The winter league has just started.

    Check it out at: 2015 Burbank Men’s FP Schedule

     

    Eighth Annual Las Vegas Road Trip Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Written by Bob on January 7th, 2015

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. – The eighth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” fast pitch tournament will be held April 10-12, 2015. As like last year, first round games will start on Friday at noon and the Championship games will be scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, with “IF” games immediately following if necessary. Teams flying in and out should make plans to be ready to play early on Friday and late times on Sunday in the event the brackets are running late.

    While this tournament is a NAFA sanctioned event, it is run by the SCIFL and any questions regarding this tournament must go through the SCIFL tournament director Jessie Ortiz and he can be reached at scifastpitch@gmail.com.

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