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speedyduck

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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.
Shadetree

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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.
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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.
Shadetree

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While I love softball....thank goodness I will not have to watch NPF TV anymore after this week.  What a disaster.  I think the person with their finger on the change camera button changes the picture intentionally so that you wont see what is happening!  And poor Akron......showing replays from cameras that show absolutely nothing of what is taking place.  wow.   Next year I will just save my money.  Suggest you all do the same.    
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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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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.


you are correct...........good for family members to see their kid play.  For fans though?  don't think so. The playoff coverage was good though.  Wish that quality was in the season they might pick up a fan or two.
lovsofbal

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Is there any coaching changes? I see where the bandits coach isn't returning. Heard Nuveman is taking over.
Shadetree

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Is there any coaching changes? I see where the bandits coach isn't returning. Heard Nuveman is taking over.


Morgan returning to Akron
Athensfan

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https://twitter.com/chicago_bandits/status/915260738591223808?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email&iid=5ea12f94c5c143f49fff42f7fceb4274&uid=1385230387&nid=244+276893704

https://chicagobandits.com/bandits-sign-team-usa-standout-delaney-spaulding/

Nice job coach!
Athensfan

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https://chicagobandits.com/bandits-announce-two-year-extension-for-wagner/
Shadetree

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Just seems odd that each team is making changes and upgrades and signing Texas players etc but Akron does NOTHING.  Even their fans are questioning why no news....why no attempt at bettering the team especially since the majority become free agents in a couple weeks. Just a really weird operation they run there. 
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From JWOS -

 
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Justin's World of Softball learned late Friday that the winds of change will be blowing through Akron, Ohio and will bring drastic changes to the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch league.

Sources informed JWOS that members of the 2017 Racers roster were informed on Friday that, among other happenings, general manager Joey Arrietta was no longer a part of the franchise. In addition to her general manager duties, Arrietta is also a minority owner of the club; there was no immediate word on how her departure from the team would affect her percentage of ownership in the Racers.

The franchise will no longer be known as the Akron Racers, the source said, and is expected to have a front office that is league-run, similarly to the NPF Diamonds of 2011. Full-time Racers team staff will not be retained.

Reports have also emerged that the team may become a secondary affiliate of the Beijing Shougang Eagles, the Chinese national team affiliate that joined the NPF last year for preparation in advance of the 2020 Olympic qualifiers and the Tokyo 2020 Games.

As it stands now, the Racers hold six players under contract beyond next month's opening of free agency; pitchers Megan Betsa and Sara Groenewegen and infielder Maddy Grimm are on contracts through 2020, while infielder Haley Fagan, pitcher Alexis Silkwood; and outfielder Megan Geer are signed through 2019.

This is a developing story. Requests for comment to the NPF league office and commissioner Cheri Kempf were not immediately returned.


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Shadetree

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Lots of news and updates out of the Cleveland Comets!  NOT    What a weird situation this is.  I have heard of one former Racer that has agreed to play with the young Chinese players which sounds to be like a playing coach type situation as they teach the Chinese all about the game while playing along side them.  Ford and Fico were franchised tag but neither evidently have agreed to play.  Cant blame them as it would be a long and frustrating season for a pitcher on a team like this.  Several Racers have agreed to play with SYD on their exhibition schedule but for those that love to truly compete that is very watered down. Would be nice to hear from the NPF with news and updates but of course that is asking too much.  Sad so sad
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