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Six To Be Inducted Into Norwood Sorrento’s Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall Of Fame January 31st, 2016

December 24, 2015 – Two male players, one female players, a senior softball player , team sponsor, and manager/coach will earn the highest honor in area softball with their induction into the Norwood Sorrento’s-Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame on Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, KY. To be inducted are catcher/AH Jon Jamison of […]

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Did You Know – What’s going on and What’s Coming Up – Looking Ahead

WHAT’S AHEAD for Local Softball in JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2016 January 12, 2016.  Getting the softball itch and looking forward to the 2016 season?  Well before local tournaments get started, let’s take a look at what is available for you and your team to do. January 18th thru March 7th, eight week indoor league at Rialto Sports […]

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101: Local USSSA & WSL Softball for 2016

Since the local USSSA revised players list for 2016 came out a few weeks ago and with the last two days of local USSSA and WSL Team Classifications  released.  There have been discussions on the message board and I am for sure away from the message board among players and teammates via text and phone […]

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A Story about Sportsmanship & Respect

This week two local softball committees face difficult conversations and decisions that affects many others who invest time, money and energy for the game of slow pitch softball that many enjoy.  When watching the below video, be mindful of the committee members taking their own time away from family and other things to make things […]

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2016 USSSA Rosters / Player Appeals Due December 14th at 5pm

The Cincinnati committee will be meeting on December 14th. Teams must submit their roster by 5pm on Dec 14. Click here to download a spreadsheet to complete or use the attached PDF. Save excel file after you complete it. **** Please email the completed roster to usssacincinnati@cincysoftball.com The committee NEEDs your roster. The committee does […]

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Two Locals To Be Inducted Sunday, December 6th, Into Ohio USSSA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015

By Scott Kuhnen   Columbus, OH. – Two Greater Cincinnati softball legends, including Joe Kiradjieff and Tom Rowan, will be among the ten distinguished slow pitch softball figures comprising the 2015 class of inductees into the Ohio USSSA Softball Hall of Fame on Sunday, December 6th.   Elected by the Ohio USSSA Board of Directors […]

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Here We Go!

The Message Board this week has heated up with speculation about player moves and team building, what is the new “list” going to look like for 2016 and how will 2016 team classifications shape up. I am sure phones are ringing and text messages are flying with rumors and some truths about players and teams […]

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How To Build a Team 101

A the conclusion of every season between October and typically ending around Thanksgiving teams attempt to secure sponsorships, players, equipment, and forecast what goals there team will have for the upcoming season. The competitive side of softball does not have a bona fide formula for success, if it did.  Every team would follow the same […]

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Where is local softball headed?

The discussions about where softball is headed next year nationally and locally cannot start soon enough. But in my eyes the fall/winter discussions for parks and teams will be more than ever interesting this year than in years past.  The arguments for which softball association is better than others will always continue no matter how […]

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2015 Championships, Memories, New Beginnings

In a few short weeks many of us including my wife and I, we will be traveling to different states to play nationals and world tournaments. This can be a very exciting time for sponsors, players, and families to be together and to have fun and experience new places and new things.  This time of […]

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My First Metro Experience

I was lucky enough to experience my first Metro this weekend and my first thought was that it had to be the best place to watch a game in the city. I ran into many people I had never seen at a ballpark who were just there enjoying the event. It was an electric atmosphere […]

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MOVE UP! OH Wait

Since my last commentary I have been pondering on whether or not to take bring up a sensitive subject among the softball community in Cincinnati. If you have read any of my commentaries since I started writing them in May 2015, I have always attempted to stay in the middle lane with my thoughts and opinions.  […]

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Umpires-Disliked By Many, Appreciated By Few!

Those that choose to Umpire slow-pitch softball and especially those that are willing to umpire tournament events do so because they enjoy and they love the game as much as the players do. Some Umpires are players, maybe a former player, or quit playing softball to focus on being an umpire.  Regardless of the reasons […]

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Committees

In any form of organized sports there are needs for committees that serve to govern the best interest of everything involved with a given sport.  In our case, the local softball community does have a few governing bodies (Player List Committee, Conference Committee, WSL Classification Committee, and the Metro Committee) that do what they can for the […]

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It’s Roster Moves Time of the Year

Each season about this time of year team managers/coaches have had at least two months, multiple tournaments and league night play to evaluate the team they put together during the off season.  In the off season, everything looks good.  Everyone is excited, there are some team functions in the off season where players and such […]

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