Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Alcohol Anyone?

By John Thorson
Father of Chicago Bandits pitcher Kristina Thorson
The availability (or lack thereof) of alcohol at NPF games has been a big topic of conversation at Chicago Bandits games since their move to Elgin. Judson U, their now (thankfully) past home for the last three years, didn’t allow alcohol at the games. This begged the […]

One of a Kind

Will There Ever Be Another Jennie Finch?
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Will there ever be another Jennie Finch?
Jennie (1) had super-elite skill, (2) played the most important position in softball, and (3) has supermodel good looks.
There are a lot of players out there with (1) and (2), but none of those players also has (3). And I […]


Eating Lots of Carbs Before the Big Game Can Make You a Winner
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Most athletes are at least somewhat familiar with the term “carbo-loading,” but what is it? Carbo-loading is a pre-competition diet strategy that is supposed to allow you to perform your best.
Carbohydrates are the easiest food for your body to […]

Unfinished Business

Retiring Superstar Jennie Finch Has One Last Prize to Win
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
With the end of her incredible softball career now less than a month away, Jennie Finch can sit back and bask in the glory of having won all of the major accolades her sport has to give, including an Olympic gold medal.
All of […]