Softball Notebook

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Jennie Finch Makes History

Legendary Softball Pitcher Manages Pro Baseball Game
By Kevin Kage
TSC Contributor
It’s been almost eight years since she competed in the Olympics, and six years since she retired from professional softball, but Jennie Finch is still advocating tirelessly for her sport and squarely in the public eye.
Case in point: two months ago the fastpitch legend made […]

Softball’s Olympic Reinstatement Helps NPF

Tokyo Games Will Generate Plenty of New Pro Stars
By Kevin Kage
TSC Contributor
The news of softball’s reinstatement for the 2020 Tokyo Games has major implications for the NPF. Yes, some of the league’s best athletes will have to take time off from their professional career to train for and compete in Tokyo, including missing most, […]

Softball Returns to the Olympics

Fastpitch Reinstated for 2020 Tokyo Games
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted to re-include softball in the Olympic program in 2020. According to IOC vice president John Coates, the IOC executive board was unanimous in its decision to recommend the addition of five sports, including softball/baseball, to the 2020 Tokyo […]

Olympic Softball’s (Poor) Replacement

Golf Falls Far Short of Fastpitch
By Daniel Urban
TSC Analyst/Contributor
Olympic golf is a farce. Olympic golf is a joke. And yet we are going to be forced to watch Olympic golf this year instead of Olympic softball.
If you remember, back in 2005 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to drop baseball and softball […]