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DietCoke

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PA Rebellion folds

http://just-in-justinsworld.blogspot.com/2017/01/breaking-pennsylvania-rebellion-fold.html

TX Charge trades

http://just-in-justinsworld.blogspot.com/2017/01/texas-charge-add-mccleney-cordes-two.html

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Wow
Not shocking considering their record.
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Changes at Chicago Bandits -

http://just-in-justinsworld.blogspot.com/2017/01/chicago-bandits-ownership-changes-hands.html


Not looking good for NPF....

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I wish the NPF would fold once and for all and end the misery. Cherry Kempf and Gaye Lynn Wilson need to stop pretending it's a pro league and leeching off them for their income. They cannot run anything right. Before this, Club K folded. LOL. 
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Why not use the Japanese model of having large companies sponsor each team and promote not only to their thousands of employees but also to their partners in business.  Start with the 29 companies in the S&P 500 that are ran by women with companies like General Motors, Oracle, Mattel,Hewlett Packard, Pepsico, etc.   Is anyone with NPF even trying to sell the league or are they just getting a paycheck?  With companies like this that are making billions and marketing to women it seems like a no brainer.  Take a model that works and tweak it to make it better for here.  As it is now it is the most unprofessional professional league that exists.
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Changes at Chicago Bandits -

http://just-in-justinsworld.blogspot.com/2017/01/chicago-bandits-ownership-changes-hands.html


Not looking good for NPF....

Ownership changes don't seem to be hurting them so far any ways

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How do you know this?
UGASBFan

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They were a couple at one point, so not sure how surprising this is for me IF they are still an item.
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In addition to coach quitting also Schlopy and Hugo have quit the Akron Racers.   Wonder whats going on there??


How does one 'quit' a professional team for which contractual legally binding terms have been agreed upon? 
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Heard they were released, not quit.
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They were a couple at one point, so not sure how surprising this is for me IF they are still an item.



I wonder how many fairy baseball players decide to quit their teams together.
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I wonder how many fairy baseball players decide to quit their teams together.


These kinds of decisions by players in the NPF, will only help destroy this already fragile league. When you see crap like "we are leaving together, because we're lovers", it really turns folks off to being a fan of these teams and players.
No parent, aspires for their young softball playing daughter to grow up and develop in the sport and into a relationship with her TEAMMATE!

 

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I wholeheartedly agree about the Chinese team.

If you want people to take you seriously then why add a team that is so far off talent wise that they will likely be 0-55 for the season. Makes the whole league look like a joke.
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Shoot the USA softball stream is just as bad!
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Attempted to watch USSSA, Bejing, and Akron on NPF TV this weekend.  The fact that they charge money for this is just another example of how poorly this "professional" league is run.  Fixed camera, replays from a third base camera that NEVER showed what was going one, the camera could have been run better by a 10 year old. Graphics were never correct.  The announcer tried hard but was not knowledgeable about the game.  How they get away with charging for such a poor product is unbelievable.  
And on another note, the addition of another "professional" team in Bejing is another laugher.  Any D1 team in the country would have their way with this team.  Plus the players obvious lack of interest and desire (walking on and off the field) just reflects poorly on the league.
The most unprofessional professional league in the world.
Great job Cheri Kempf.  Keep up the good work!   

I bought one game last year and it was awful. Buffered and camera was bad. Didn't buy another. 

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While $50 per season isn't bad, this coverage is dismal. In this day and age with the capabilities that exist, how is it that this is technologically equivalent to a Commodore 64 from the 80's.

With the emphasis on Title IX and everything that means, why can't the NPF get something going with someone whose technological prowess would let us see something other than this poorly buffered and intermittently streamed stuff.
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Congrats to the eagles on their first NPF WIN
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NPF TV is just one example of how amateurish this entire league is.  Without change it will not exist much longer. With USSSA funding a team and one family in Texas funding two teams it teeters now on the edge.  New leadership at the top is a must .  As it is now it is just a job for Cheri Kempf and a club for the other owners.  They could care less about improving or growing.  shameful



You do realize the npf has been around in various forms for a LONG time now, and it always fails.
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Charge and Pride played in Kansas City last night in front 6-7000 fans. not too shabby.
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The USA team would not stand a chance against the Pride Team
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I wonder if any of the fans had to pay to get in and which USSSA tournament stopped to allow everyone to go.
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A couple of items. The live stream is lousy,it was lousy last year but it's worse this year. The best angle is from behind the plate. They switch back and forth too much. Schlopy was released and Hugo in turn asked for hers. Lastly an NPF all star team with Abbott or Rickets on the mound handles USA no problem.If USA wants gold they better add several NPF players or they won't beat Japan in the big game.
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For an organization whose theme this year seems to be all about growing the sport, this pay-per-view coverage is doing anything but contributing to efforts to grow the game. It takes money to make money, as the saying goes, and a really good investment would be to provide coverage that is dependable and of reasonably high quality.

You aren't going to grow the game if people can't see it.
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For an organization whose theme this year seems to be all about growing the sport, this pay-per-view coverage is doing anything but contributing to efforts to grow the game. It takes money to make money, as the saying goes, and a really good investment would be to provide coverage that is dependable and of reasonably high quality.

You aren't going to grow the game if people can't see it.


that's true. Glad I held off on getting the feed.
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Last night tried to watch the Pride and Racers stream.  Tried is the main word here.  I think a 12 year old is in charge of the camera choices as they switch to a fixed first base camera where you can only see the pitcher during pitches at the oddest times and you have no idea what is happening.  Who thinks that this is good broadcasting.  If these are broadcasting students they should take up a new goal in life.  Also Akron only has the behind the netting camera which focuses on the net and leaves field and players out of focus.  At least some teams have the centerfield camera which is much better, but not Akron. To charge for this product just solidifies my claim of the most unprofessional professional league ever.


If they don't all have Owners who put money into the teams and sponsorship, like baseball. I can't see the league structure getting any better.
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Ridiculous that Little League Softball World Series is being aired on ESPN, with half the commentators that worked the WCWS, but we get ridiculously crude coverage of the NPF and the National Team. Shameful
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LL Softbll is only shown because of the contract with LL BB. Kind of like the WNBA. Without the NBA money it wouldnt last a season.
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Although watching NPF tv was frustrating at times (ransom camera shots while batter is in the box) I think it was well worth the measly 50.00 they charged for it. And for that same 50.00 bucks I was able to have other family members watch as well. No they are not CBS or ESPN but the announcers at Pride were good and the Bandits people did a hell of a job. I hope they continue to do it for the softball fans who simply LOVE to watch the game.
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Is there any coaching changes? I see where the bandits coach isn't returning. Heard Nuveman is taking over.
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