Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Softball’s Olympic Future is Looking Up

Sport Added to Short List for Inclusion in 2020 Games
By Kayla Knight
TSC Contributor
For three long years the softball community has mourned the loss of its beloved sport from the Olympic Games, clinging to the hope that one day it will return. But when?
Re-entry dates of 2012 and 2016 have already been eliminated, but a faint […]

The Best Softball Nobody Saw

How Can the NPF Become More Popular?
By fastpitchfan
TSC Contributor
I attended this year’s NPF Championship Series in Sulfur, Louisiana last weekend and saw some of the best fastpitch softball you will ever see anywhere (as the announcer kept reminding us over the loudspeaker, and rightly so).
In particular, the Saturday night game pitting the Chicago Bandits against […]

Maxing Out

Who Deserves the Best Pro Contracts?
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
A recent article from the LA Times stated NPF players make $4,000-$15,000 per summer. So the question now becomes: who deserves a $15,000 max contract?
Cat Osterman
This is a no brainer. Cat has been the ace pitcher on the two past NPF championship teams (Rockford Thunder and USSSA […]