The Washington Wizards played WIFFLE ball to warm up for practice last Tuesday while they were out in Los Angeles.
The Wizards aren’t the first professional team in DC to be linked to WIFFLE ball this year either. Back in April, the Nationals told the Capitals they owed them a WIFFLE ball tournament at the Verizon Center and the Capitals agreed!
We’re thinking it’s time to challenge these three teams to a game and see what they got!
About a month ago, Vice Sports released a short documentary for ESPN on the 2016 Golden Stick WIFFLE Ball Yard League National Championship. We wanted to be sure everyone was able to catch this awesome 12 minute video. It sure got us pumped up for the 2018 season! LFG!
WIFFLE ball is one of 12 finalists with a chance to get into the National Toy Hall of Fame! Only two or three finalists will make it into the hall of fame for 2017. Winners will be announced during a ceremony at The Strong National Museum of Play on Thursday, November 9, at 10:30 a.m.
Make sure to help get the sport we all know and love, WIFFLE ball, inducted into the hall of fame by voting daily at http://www.toyhalloffame.org.
REMEMBER TO VOTE DAILY!!
Fast Plastic made its comeback this past weekend and with style, hosting the Fast Plastic Texas Open. Teams traveled from all over the country in hopes to win this national championship! The pictures and videos absolutely made us jealous we weren’t there! Hopefully this is only the beginning for Fast Plastic’s return. We’d sure love to compete in AT LEAST the Texas Open next year.
A huge congratulations goes out to our friends Sean Steffy (aka WIFFLEBoy28), Ed Packer, Kevin Norris, and Tyler Wegrzyn of Cloud9 WIFFLE for taking home the Fast Plastic National Championship!
The full game is posted below for your viewing pleasure… Enjoy!
Lately there have been some viral videos going around about Golden Stick WIFFLE Ball, which just so happens to be the league that we’ve been playing in since 2010. In a video released by Cheddar, just this past Friday, Way Too Beautiful‘s own Adam Milsted and Ian Crosby make a couple short appearances. The clips they’re in are from the 2011 Yard Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada and the 2013 Fast Pitch Open in Savannah, Georgia.
All in all, this is just another step towards getting WIFFLE on the map! Keep up the good work GSWL. The more viral videos, the better for the sport!
We’ve posted the video below… enjoy!
It’s that time of year again! The WIFFLE Fall Classic is back for its 5th annual tournament. By far, one of our favorite tournaments of the year! It looks to be another day of great weather and wiffs. This year the WIFFLE Fall Classic is raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the fight against pediatric cancer. You aren’t going to want to miss it!
*See the flyer below for more information about the WIFFLE Fall Classic!*
Saturday, September 23 , 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017***
2501 Stanbridge St
Norristown, PA 19401
Thursday, September 21, 2017
when 30 teams are registered
PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERD BY SEPTEMBER 10 TO GUARANTEE AN EVENT SHIRT AND TEAM “SWAG BAG
$30 Per Player
(No Refunds or Exchanges)
In early 2016, my very close friend’s 3 year old son Blaise was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer found in his femur. Blaise is a happy, smart, sweet little boy who brings joy to his parents, Annie and Andrew, and his little sister Lucy. Happy to let everyone know, that Blaise Beat It!
It’s been a while since we sent out a blog post… mostly because this summer has been busier than normal. So we apologize about that, but to get back into the swing of things, we wanted to share with you this HILARIOUS skit that Jimmy Kimmel Live! aired a couple months ago. The skit is called Crab Claw WIFFLE Ball and boy did it have us laughing our asses off! Check it out below.
The WIFFLE ball segment begins at 2:07… Enjoy!!
The 2017 NFL draft is taking place in Philadelphia this weekend. In honor of this, we thought it was necessary for everyone to remember the time that 2015 first round pick, Jameis Winston, played WIFFLE ball against Cooper Manning… enjoy!
Now a proud sponsor of WIFFLEballtournaments.com, the Berea WIFFLE League! The BWL tournament season starts May 27th so if you are looking to join in on the fun sign up ASAP! There’s also still time to become a sponsor of their league as well. Proceeds from the BWL tournaments go to help the Berea Animal Rescue shelter. To find out more about the BWL, see the information we’ve attached below!
“The main goal of the Berea WIFFLE League is to create a fun and competitive environment that all ages can enjoy!
It all started in 2015 when four friends from Berea, Ohio organized the BWL for themselves and their friends around the backyard sport classic. All players invited to participate were drafted and played on 4 separate teams, managed by the four pals that started the league, Jacob Andrews, Matthew Yakimow, Mariano Stafford, and Brenden Piwinski. Berea WIFFLE was an instant success among everyone involved. After the first ever BWL season, the four creators didn’t want to limit the fun to just their friends, but wanted to get other kids in their community involved as well.
Their solution was to hold tournaments that anyone could participate in. The first ever tournament held, dubbed the BWL August Classic, had numerous teams join and was well received by players and parents alike. The 2016 summer, the BWL would continue with the tournament style format that everyone could enjoy. To expand on the first tournament’s success, the BWL added various other tournaments to last throughout the whole summer.
In 2017 and future seasons, the BWL looks to continue the WIFFLE tradition and give back to their community. All profits from tournaments have gone to the local Berea Animal Rescue and giving back to more local charities in the future is one of the BWL’s main objectives as a league.”
If you want to join in the Berea WIFFLE League action or become a sponsor… go to bereawiffle.com now and sign up!
Way Too Beautiful hopes to venture out to Berea to compete in one of their tournaments and you should too!
Make sure you stay up to date with all Berea WIFFLE news by following them on social media:
With the start of the MLB season only a few days away, I wanted to post about all the great WIFFLE ball encounters the pros had this off season…
We start in Chicago with the World Series Champions. The Cubs hosted this event last year and I guess it was a “HIT” because they brought it back for a 2nd year! The event the Cubs put on was a home run derby in Millennium Park. They invited fans to come down and see how good their swing actually was. If a fan was to hit a home run they would win tickets to a 2017 game (which could be tough to get this year… seeing as though they are the defending World Series champs).
Next we move on to Pittsburgh. This actually took place in Florida during Spring Training, but it involves the Pittsburgh Pirates. It all started when the Pirates dropped this video on February 24th of Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison playing a pickup game of WIFFLE ball after one of their practices.
Awesome stuff right!? Well, we later find out that Zach of Oakleaf WIFFLE Ball League was actually there that day throwing his nasty WIFFLE ball pitches to the Pirates players for Oakleaf’s newest YouTube video! I guess Cutch and Harrison wanted to see if they could do the same.
Finally we move on to Houston, where the Astros hosted a Play Ball event. At this event they presented all of the players with WIFFLE ball bats! Good work Houston Astros, good work!
Love seeing the MLB intermingle with WIFFLE ball and I’m sure this won’t be the last time either. So keep your eyes peeled and lest we not forget, “there are only three seasons a year… winter, baseball, and WIFFLE ball!”
And with that being said, WIFFLE ball season is right around the corner too, so make sure you are checking wiffleballtournaments.com to find leagues and tournaments near you!