Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Hats Off To Those Making It Happen

By John Thorson
Father of Chicago Bandit pitcher Kristina Thorson
Although the Olympics is taking center stage right now, the National Pro Fastpitch league is the most viable post-collegiate venue for softball in the future. With its hopeful success, more players may see it as a goal to strive for and more potential owners will see it as a […]

2008 Olympic Preview

In 2004 Team USA looked invincible. Not only did it win the gold medal, but it went 7-0 and outscored opponents 51-1; the lone run scored against it came in the final game versus Team Australia. With a trio of superstar pitchers in Lisa Fernandez, Jennie Finch and Cat Osterman, and record setting power numbers […]

Home Stretch

The 2008 NPF Season Enters August
As this year’s National Pro Fastpitch season enters its final month, some familiar patterns emerge and a few surprises pop up. The cream eventually rises to the top, and so it is not unexpected that last year’s champion—the Washington Glory—finds itself in first place after a tough back-and-forth struggle with […]