Friday Flashback:  American Professional Slo-Pitch Softball League

In 1977, the Amercian Professional Slo-Pitch Softball League (APSPL) began the first professional softball league.  The league opened with teams in Balitmore, New York, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Kentucky, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minnesota and Chicago.  They also had some strange nicknames whether from sponsors or just plain “goofy”...

Friday Flashback:  American Professional Slo-Pitch Softball League

In 1977, the Amercian Professional Slo-Pitch Softball League (APSPL) began the first professional softball league.  The league opened with teams in Balitmore, New York, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Kentucky, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minnesota and Chicago.  They also had some strange nicknames whether from sponsors or just plain “goofy”...

American Ultimate Disc League Standings

West Division San Francisco FlameThrowers (8-0) Seattle Cascades (6-3) Vancouver Riptide (3-4) LA Aviators (2-3) San Jose Spiders (2-5) San Diego Growlers (1-7) East Division Toronto Rush (8-1) DC Breeze (6-4) New York Empire (4-3) Montreal Royal (4-6) Ottawa Outlaws (2-5) Philadelphia Phoenix (0-5) Midwest Division Madison Radicals (7-0)...

Team Of The Week:  El Paso Chihuahuas

The Chihuahuas are one of the more unique nicknames in sports today.  Every time I think about this time I can envision a bunch of chihuahuas running out onto the field to take their positions.  I also wonder what the players think when they are assigned to this Triple...

Friday Flashback:  Atlanta Fire Ants

In the 1990s roller hockey was a fad on the rise and a professional league called Roller Hockey International (RHI) was created.  In 1994, the Fire Ants took the floor of the Omni Coliseum as one of 12 expansion teams in the summer of 1994.  The Fire Ants played...

Is the NHL season over yet?

No it isn’t.  Last night the San Jose Sharks eliminated the St. Louis Blues to advance to the Stanley Cup final which they will await the winner of Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay.  Yep, the Stanley Cup Finals will begin around Memorial Day weekend.  There was a story yesterday that TV ratings...

American Ultimate Disc League Standings

Western Division San Francisco FlameThrowers (7-0) Seattle Cascades (6-3) Vancouver Riptide (3-2) Los Angeles Aviators (2-3) San Jose Spiders (1-5) San Diego Growlers (1-7) Eastern Division Toronto Rush (6-1) DC Breeze (6-2) New York Empire (4-3) Montreal Royal (3-5) Ottawa Outlaws (1-4) Philadelphia Phoenix (0-5) Midwest Division Madison Radicals...

Old Time Baseball Alive In Tennessee

You have probably heard of Civil War Re-Enacters but what about 1860s baseball games? Yep, they have that here in Tennessee. The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base ball was established in 2012 to recreate the civility of 19th century baseball or base ball (with space included) as they call...

Friday Flashback: Atlanta Crackers

The Crackers were minor league baseball teams that played from 1901-1965 in various leagues until the arrival of the Braves in 1966. For 60 years, the Crackers were part of the Class AA Southern Association.  They won more games than anoy other team and were known as the “Yankees...

Team of the Week: Fairbanks Ice Dogs

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs won their third North American Hockey League Robertson Cup National Championship in team history on Sunday as they defeated the Wichita Falls Wildcats, 2-0 at the Braemar Ice Arena in Edina, Minnesota. The North American Hockey League is a junior league with 22 teams in...