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!