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PostPosted: 10/23/15 12:12 pm    ::: National Pro Fastpitch softball league expands Reply Reply with quote

http://profastpitch.com/news/?article_id=2441

National Pro Fastpitch expands from five teams to six with a team in Houston. Unfortunate name though Confused


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PostPosted: 10/23/15 9:51 pm    ::: Re: National Pro Fastpitch softball league expands Reply Reply with quote

AAOK423 wrote:
http://profastpitch.com/news/?article_id=2441

National Pro Fastpitch expands from five teams to six with a team in Houston. Unfortunate name though Confused


yeah, that name's terrible. I wonder if the league is getting close to some west coast expansion(i.e. Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento, etc.). Glad to see the league growing.



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PostPosted: 10/23/15 11:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah, I would like to see a California team. Hopefully the league will be successful enough to expand to the west coast. As for the name it looks like they were named after the field their playing at, Scrap Yard Sports Complex. Might have been part of the deal to let them play there. But yeah, still really bad.


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PostPosted: 12/02/15 12:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NPF likely to add two teams for 2017 season.

http://profastpitch.com/news/?article_id=2458

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Meanwhile, the league is growing. The Dallas Charge joined prior to the 2015 season. The Scrap Yard Dawgs in The Woodlands, Tex., a Houston suburb, will make their debut in 2016, joining the Charge, the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Pennsylvania Rebellion (Pittsburgh) and USSSA Florida Pride (Kissimmee/Orlando). At the Winter Meetings, the development of at least two new teams for 2017 will be discussed. In addition, the NPF will determine the location for the 2016 NPF Championship Series, to be followed by an official announcement.


There's really a ton of options for NPF expansion. Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Southern California, the Bay Area, Portland, Seattle, New England, New Jersey(again). Nice to see the league finally doing well & looking to grow.



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PostPosted: 12/03/15 4:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

2016 NPF Championship series to be played in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Maybe another possible expansion city??

http://profastpitch.com/news/?article_id=2459



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PostPosted: 12/05/15 8:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
2016 NPF Championship series to be played in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Maybe another possible expansion city??

http://profastpitch.com/news/?article_id=2459


I'd say doubtful to expand to Alabama. With two in Texas now, I'd expect the next round to be further west, SoCal, Bay Area and the Northwest. The Northeast should be a target as well.


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PostPosted: 04/07/16 9:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just as a reminder, in an odd quirk of fate, the draft is on April 14. Yes, the same day as the WNBA Draft. Mock draft from Justin's World is below.

http://just-in-justinsworld.blogspot.com/2016/04/2016-mock-draft.html


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PostPosted: 08/21/16 5:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I wonder where they're looking to expand for 2017? I wouldn't mind a team back in NJ.

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20160818/NEWS/160819735



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PostPosted: 08/21/16 5:50 am    ::: NPF Championship Series delayed by rain Reply Reply with quote

series was originally planned to end today. But the first round will actually conclude today with the Finals starting tonight at the earliest. The series are being played in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Revised 2016 NPF Championship Series Schedule - Play Resumes tomorrow (Sunday) morning with the following schedule:
11:00 am - Akron Racers vs USSSA Pride- Game 4 (NPFTV)
4:00 pm - Chicago Bandits vs Scrap Yard Dawgs - Game 5 (CBSSN)
7:00 pm - Akron Racers vs USSSA Pride (If Necessary) - Game 6
OR Final Series Game #1 (NPFTV)
MONDAY
7:00pm - Final Series Game #1 or #2
TUESDAY
7:00 pm - Final Series Game #2 or #3
10:00 pm - Final Series Game #3 (If Necessary)



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PostPosted: 01/20/17 10:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

League back down to 5 teams as Pennsylvania folds. I wonder if we'll ever see this league at 8 teams.

http://profastpitch.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=2751



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PostPosted: 05/15/17 9:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NPF adds sixth team for 2017 season. Chinese travel team added to NPF schedule.

http://www.profastpitch.com/news/news/?article_id=2778



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 2:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I never did like it when they added in travel teams or national teams. Granted, it's a way to showcase the league in different cities--if they do that, but I would prefer the league to go after new markets for permanent cities. The league needs more teams to begin to be relevant and/or marketable.


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PostPosted: 05/16/17 2:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

"Scrap Yard Dawgs"? Rolling Eyes



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PostPosted: 05/16/17 10:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
"Scrap Yard Dawgs"? Rolling Eyes


HORRID name. The complex they play at in Conroe is called "The Scrap Yard" so yeah, Houston area club, but with one of the worst names in all of sports.


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PostPosted: 05/17/17 3:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There was talk after last season finished that the NPF was looking at several potential expansion ownership groups to join in 2017. I guess they all vanished to a point where none of them even wanted to take in the Pennsylvania team. I keep hoping they get to 8 teams but they always seem a step or two behind and therefore lack getting any serious coverage.



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PostPosted: 06/04/17 11:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
There was talk after last season finished that the NPF was looking at several potential expansion ownership groups to join in 2017. I guess they all vanished to a point where none of them even wanted to take in the Pennsylvania team. I keep hoping they get to 8 teams but they always seem a step or two behind and therefore lack getting any serious coverage.


Kind of a big fail that the league had to bring in the Beijing Shougang Eagles as a travel team to take the place of Pennsylvania. I keep hoping, as well, that more teams come into the league...that all said, they can no longer be these fly-by-night dumpster fires that only stick around for a year or two. New teams need to be well-funded and on top of it all, EVERY team needs to figure out how to market themselves out of a paper bag, because the league sure as shit isn't helping in that regard.


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