Electric City WIFFLE

They’re backkkkkkkk! Some of you may remember Hess Field WIFFLE Ball…

If you don’t, let me refresh your memory:

Well, they’re back for the first time in years, with a new league, Electric City WIFFLE.

With the new league comes some old faces, some new faces, but most importantly…

SICK jerseys!!!

Electric City WIFFLE has hit the ground running in their inaugural season! Quite literally too, as they are a medium pitch, yellow bat, run the bases league.

Before the season started, the odds on favorite to win the league had to be the Arm Barn, but by the looks of things, it’s the Downstate Xecutioners that currently hold the best record at 13-2.

Here’s some week 1 highlights:

With the season a little more than halfway over, things are shaping up to have an ELECTRIC ⚡ finish!

Be sure to follow all of their social media accounts so you can stay up to date with any and all things Electric City! Including this weekend as they travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the NWLA Tournament against 11 other teams from across the country.

They’re absolutely worth a follow, because you never know when you’ll catch their next viral wiffs video before anyone else! 👀⚡👀

Electric City WIFFLE Socials:

Facebook
Instagram
TikTok
Twitter
YouTube

Old Line WIFFLE

Old Line WIFFLE® Club was founded in 2020 for the purpose of playing competitive, fast pitch WIFFLE® ball.

Club founder Brian Griffiths recruited Jim Braswell, Jeremy Davis, Craig Gajewski, and Jeremy Davis to form a team to play in the inaugural United WIFFLE® ball 2020 National Championship Tournament in York, PA. After competing in this event, the founders decided to continue to play competitive WIFFLE® ball and to grow the sport in Maryland.

The Old Line WIFFLE® Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation for the purposes of promoting the Old Line WIFFLE® League, playing in competitive national tournaments, and promoting the growth of WIFFLE® Ball.

Old Line WIFFLE® Club has created the Old Line League for the purpose of forming a competitive league in Maryland. The 2022 goal is for a minimum of four teams to participate in a 12-game Championship season. Players from the league will be eligible to selected to represent Old Line WIFFLE® Club at the 2022 NWLA Championship and the 2022 United WIFFLE® ball National Championship tournament.

With the original opening day having to be postponed due to weather back in March, the inaugural Old Line WIFFLE season is finally upon us and took place this past Saturday in Anne Arundel County, Maryland!

GAME DATES:

  1. March 19th starting at 12 PM (Weeks 1 & 2) * POSTPONED *
  2. April 30th starting at 12 PM (Weeks 3 & 4)
  3. June 11th starting at 12 PM (Week 5, Playoffs, & Championship)

Five teams will compete to take home the title.

Out of these five teams, WIFFLE House wins our vote for best name and WIFFLE While We Work wins our vote for best logo.

Not knowing too much about the players on each team, our early favorite to win is Riptide. Having a very experienced player like Jerry Hill in a new league should pay immense dividends.


Here’s a look at the standing after week 1:


Be sure to follow along all season long by following Old Line WIFFLE‘s social media pages (listed below) and be sure to drop a comment with your favorite team name, logo, and favorite to win this inaugural season!

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Website, & YouTube

’93 Phillies WIFFLE Derby

AlumniLunchPRINT_jepmsewf_je4ew5t5.jpg

Not only did the Philadelphia Phillies add a sick WIFFLE ball field to their stadium this past off season, but just a little over a week ago, they brought in a few players from the 1993 National League Championship team for a WIFFLE ball home run derby! I just so happened to catch it on TV last night and wanted to share it with my fellow WIFFLE-ers. Enjoy!

PS, we’re still hoping to get a W2B vs. Phillies charity game going… only time will tell.

Philadelphia Phillies’ New WIFFLE Ball Field

1200px-Citizens_Bank_Park.svg.png

If you drove or walked by Citizens Bank Park this off season you would have noticed there was a lot of construction taking place in the outfield. Well, one of those renovations is a WIFFLE ball field!

Citizens Bank Park will now be one of three stadiums with a WIFFLE ball field. The other two are Citi Field and AT&T Park. We had the chance to check out AT&T’s version this past summer.

Can’t wait to see what Citizens Bank has to offer with their field. Maybe we can talk them into hosting a tournament!

Annual Arenado Pick Up Game

arenado

Nolan Arenado is an all-star 3rd baseman for the Colorado Rockies… he may even be the best third baseman in all of baseball. What does Nolan like to do in his free time you ask? Play WIFFLE ball! The past few years he’s hosted a pick up game at his family home and has even been quoted talking about the sport in a couple articles. Just a week ago the family pick up game happened again and was posted to Arenado’s cousin’s, Josh Fuentes, Instagram page. Also in attendance was Jonah Arenado, who is a 3rd baseman in the San Francisco Giants organization. The three time all-star, Nolan, made things more even keeled in the pick up game by batting lefty.

Some photos and videos from the game are posted below…

https://www.instagram.com/p/Be9N5SfFzH-/?taken-by=jfuent19

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Be9ZLsNF7IX/?taken-by=jfuent19

 

Stay tuned for a possible Way Too Beautiful vs. Arenado Family game… ya just never know!

Washington Wizards Play WIFFLE Ball At Practice

1200px-Washington_Wizards_logo.svg

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!

The MLB Meets WIFFLE Ball

Major_League_Baseball.svg

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!