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  1. Eric says:

    I asked Shakespeare if the rumours about new signings were true and he would not confirm.
    All the top teams have their lineups set by know yet,3,Gators,Drillers,& Kingston are the only teams to publish lineups or for that matter schedules.

  2. Bob says:

    It’s as if the top teams fear publishing their rosters because by making that known, the opposition will find out and better prepare for playing them when they meet in the (ISC, NAFA, ASA) national tournaments. When in fact, most of the well-know players are already well known. So teams can’t hide who and what they have. Fastpitch in general wants fans, wants us to support the sport, but it’s hard to get behind something that provides so little information and just seems content to exist relatively unknown.

  3. AL says:

    You are certainly right ,Bob.I know it is just the fastpitch family reading Al’s list but the tournament directors should try to get some results posted.They have done a lot of work to have the tournament;reporting the scores is the last piece
    I have been looking for scores from Las Vegas today.They dont seem to be available.Also a tournament in Kansas City;dont even know who is playing in that one.

  4. AL says:

    You are certainly right ,Bob.I know it is just the fastpitch family reading Al’s list but the tournament directors should try to get some results posted.They have done a lot of work to have the tournament;reporting the scores is the last piece
    I have been looking for scores from Las Vegas today.They dont seem to be available.

  5. Jerry "Chips" Davidsavor says:

    I totally agree with your comments Bob. Men’s fastpitch needs as much exposure as possible. In our area of NW Wisconsin during the 70’s & 80’s the local newspapers published short stories, results and pictures of league games and tournaments. The ball parks drew nice crowds nightly and on the weekends the games were the place to be for cheap fun entertainment and competitive ball. Obviously, this all happened before the era of social media and the internet. Nowadays, I look to your articles to feed my fastpitch hunger throughout the year. I commend you and the few others who promote the great game of men’s fastpitch.

  6. Jerry "Chips" Davidsavor says:

    I totally agree with your comments Bob. Men’s fastpitch needs as much exposure as possible. In our area of NW Wisconsin during the 70’s & 80’s the local newspapers published short stories, results and pictures of league games and tournaments. The ball parks drew nice crowds nightly and on the weekends the games were the place to be for cheap fun entertainment and competitive ball. Obviously, this all happened before the era of social media and the internet. Nowadays, I look to your articles to feed my fastpitch hunger throughout the year. I commend you and the few others who promote the great game of men’s fastpitch.

  7. Matt fitzenberger says:

    Bob,

    Thanks for writing this article! Please send me your email and I can send you some information.

    All the best!

    Matt Fitzenberger
    Minnesota Computers (formally Morellis Fastpitch)

  8. Bob says:

    Matt, great to hear from you, and my email is: botto3@verizon.net. I may be home this summer, hopefully during league play in St. Paul and I will pop in to see my favorite veteran pitcher Randy in action (hope he hasn’t retired). By the way, in the next release of my PDF on my magazine, “2014 NAFA World Series,” Morelli’s and yourself has an article in the final layout. Should finish it up in the next 10 days or so. Take care and thanks for helping keep the game going in Minnesota and beyond.

  9. Bob says:

    Hi Al, great to hear from you, and you’re right getting the info has increasingly become more difficult from teams, league and tournament directors. Best of luck to Joel in the coming season. Take care, Bob. I may be home this summer and if so will pop in at the St. Paul League to see a game or two, and hopefully will see you then.

  10. Bob says:

    Thanks Jerry, I remember those great crowds in little Wanamingo, Minnesota on Friday night league games. I think social media has been great, but most of the info is in little sound bites, such as Twitter with its limited number of characters (140 I think) allowed. Don’t get me wrong, I think Twitter is great, but more in depth news reporting should be coming from the teams, leagues and tournaments. I don’t think it would be that difficult to find someone, perhaps a team or tournament fan, a wife, a girlfriend, a son or daughter, a mom or dad of a player, that could ask the manager or league or tourney director a few questions, put a short article together and send it off to me, Al and Jim and also post it on Facebook. The more websites information is sent to the greater the “spread of the news.” Take care Jerry and thank you for the kind compliment.

  11. jimmy sanchez says:

    i dont thing rosters are that important due the fact of that there is always a lot of roster shuffling. but marketing the sport is a MUST, and sponsorship shout outs needs to happen, as this encourages sponsors that its a good investment
    .. a lot of mentioned about sites/media pages need more than 1 moderator, this will allow more coverage and more articles. ALOT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO SAVE OUR SPORT.

  12. Bob says:

    Right you are Jimmy. And it would be great if men’s fastpitch websites and blogs had more than one contributor (writer / reporter), but financially not realistic for me as I pay all the expenses on my blog. It would be like reading a sports page and all the reporting and stories are written by one reporter – one voice. It would get a bit dull after a while. So I agree with your point.

  13. Matt says:

    I agree 100%. I am not even a fast pitch guy, I have been playing slow pitch for 23 years now. I do, however, work for the Belleville Softball Complex in South Bend, IN. The last few years I have went the extra effort to help promote our ASA Men’s Fast Pitch National Championships simply by sending emails to the fast pitch websites. Those sites would always post whatever info I sent. I always felt bad and always felt I should do more because the men deserve the exposure. I also took many pictures during those tournaments (over 2000) with little to none being exposed to the public. Too bad since it is a great sport to watch.

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