The International Olympic Committee voted today to add five events (really six because baseball and softball are different sports, just not to the IOC) to the summer Olympic slate, beginning in Tokyo in 2020. Baseball, softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing, and surfing will all take their place at the Olympics.
Baseball history has been so thoroughly explored that it seems impossible there could be room for another book. Comparatively neglected is softball’s past—which, it turns out, is completely fascinating and a compelling lens on twentieth-century women’s history.
The College Softball World Series is coming up in two weeks, and thanks to a new NCAA initiative, it’ll be a lot less fun than last year. Regional tournaments open this weekend, and the NCAA has decided that they will crack down and enforce an arcane rule against props in the dugout starting with this first round of…
The fourteenth-ranked Missouri softball team is playing today’s game against South Carolina under protest after players claim an “unjust investigation” is taking place against the program.
Is this a thing? I’ve seen little dust devils pop up and die out in dry areas from time to time in my life, but are huge dirt tornados like this, which formed in the middle of a college softball game between Lynchburg and Bridgewater last weekend, like, normal?
It’s taken a couple hundred years for people to figure out what to do about the bunt, maybe the least aesthetically pleasing display of “athleticism” in the major sports, but this Pennsylvanian high schooler has shown us the way forward:
A former Kent State softball player is suing the university and its former softball coach, Karen Linder, accusing Linder of pressuring the player to cover up her rape allegation against the coach’s son. When Lauren Kesterson did report the rape, Linder resigned but used her influence among former and current softball…
The Little League Softball World Series has erupted in controversy after a team from Snohomish, Washington threw its game against a North Carolina squad, allegedly to knock out a tough Central Iowa All-Stars team from the tournament.
This guy’s name is Renaud Lefort, and he’s a member of Montreal’s Les 4 Chevaliers, which is apparently the Harlem Globetrotters of the softball world. That feels weird as hell to type, but, anyway, look at this backwards homer.
I would like you to meet the Stinkmitts, a beer-league softball team from Toronto that really understands how to get the most out of social media. Throughout the 2015 season, which the Stinkmitts appear to be dominating, the team has been running its Instagram account as if it was in the big leagues. It’s wonderful.
A second former softball player has sued St. Joseph’s University and its softball team coach, Terri Adams, saying she was forced to endure hazing and was threatened when members of the team believed she was the source of a media report about it. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in federal court, 16 days after …
This voicemail recording comes to us from a reader who got himself involved in some drama at a recreational softball game. According to our tipster, he received this voicemail from a teammate after asking said teammate to move from third base to outfield after committing a bunch of errors.
Hey, um, I don’t think you are allowed to do that, evil softball catcher! You definitely aren’t allowed to do that twice!
A former softball player at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia has sued the school in federal court, alleging that she was forced to drink, simulate sex, and was mocked for her sexual orientation as part the team’s hazing. The former player, who filed Monday as Jane Doe, says in her complaint she was “often…
Let’s go ahead and make one thing abundantly clear: you do not have to be good at any sport to play on your company sports team. In fact, you can actually just be straight-up bad. That said, if your company is playing softball this summer, you should participate. It will be fun! Just be ready to play your part.
If you've ever wanted to see Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in short shorts, high socks, and a wig, well, drink it all in.
This is one of the weirdest plays you're going to see for awhile.