OCTOBER 26 UPDATE
Volume 22 Spysoftballthemagazine is now online
DISNEY TOURNAMENT ON TV
CATCH THE ACTION OF THE SUN CLASSIC A DIAMOND 9 EVENT LIVE ON ESPN3.COM NOVEMBER 5-6, 2010
Did you know you can watch the SUN CLASSIC A DIAMOND 9 EVENT on ESPN3.com? Tune in during the dates and times below to catch all of the 2010 action live from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex!
Friday, November 5
Texas Storm Durham vs. Washington Ladyhawks Miller,11am (ET)
Jersey Intensity KOD vs. Atlanta Vipers Berry, 1pm (ET)
North Florida vs. Oklahoma Tulsa Eagles, 3pm (ET)
Saturday, November 6
California OC Batbusters vs. Florida Miami Stingrays, 11am (ET)
California Cruisers vs. Illinois Beverly Bandits Team, 1pm (ET)
California So Cal Athletics vs. Georgia East Cobb Bullets, 3pm (ET)
All games will be made available live on ESPN3.COM subject to local cable provider restrictions.
For updated broadcast schedule dates and times, visit diamond9events.com.
ESPN3.com is ESPN’s live sports broadband network, giving fans a 24/7 online destination that delivers close to 4,000 live, global sports events annually. It is available at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider. ESPN3.com is currently available in more than 50 million homes – two-thirds of US broadband homes. It is available via dozens of Internet Service Providers of all sizes nationwide, including Time Warner Cable, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Cox, Charter, RCN, Insight, Frontier, Cavalier, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and many more. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus
educational networks and on-base military networks. For more information, visit espn.com.
ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which is located at the Walt Disney World® Resort, hosts more than 300 events a year, is the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the United States, accommodating 60 different sports and athletesfrom more than 70 countries. For more information, visit espnwwos.com.
DIAMOND 9 EVENTS
Diamond9 Events hosts Fastpitch Softball travel showcase tournaments and college preseason games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
Kristen Knorr, OF/C/3B, NJ Outlaws Gold-Scott verbals to Caldwell.
Chelsea Kytel, OF, Oregon Thunder Gold, 2011, committed to Troy University
Amber Neal, P/Ut, 2012 Bandera, Tx Texas Blaze Gold committed to Sam Houston State University
UNSIGNED 2011 CATCHER
Gina Delisa, 2011
Catcher, 1st and 3rd
Texas Demarini Shockwave Gold
A&M Consolidated High School College Station Texas/Marana High School Marana, AZ
GPA 3.1 unweighted
She wants to major in education or communications.
YOUTH CUP DRAWING NEARER
The Easton Foundation Youth World Cup (age 16-and-under girls’ fast pitch) is almost two months away (65 more days). The tournament will take place at the ISF world headquarters complex in Plant City, Florida, from December 30-January 7 with teams from countries such as, but not limited to, the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, and the USA. During the event there will be a softball skills festival and an ISF umpire certification seminar. Go to the website homepage and click on the link above the countdown to the first pitch for more information on the Youth Cup.
ISF VIDEO IN FESTIVAL
The promotional video entitled “Women’s Fast Pitch Softball: From the playground to the Olympics… and everything in between” was chosen to be among the many films shown during this week’s “Sport Movies & TV” festival in Milan, Italy. Organized by the International Cinema Television Sports Federation (FICTS), the five-day event will be attended by media, worldwide networks, producers, directors, filmmakers, Olympic Committees, and Sports Federations, among others. ISF Director of Communications Bruce Wawrzyniak will be among the many on-hand. The video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/ISFsoftball#p/u/12/1MmLgAhsa4Q. For more information visit www.sportmoviestv.com.
ABANDONED LUXURY CARS
You had to know it was going to end. Dubai’s storied boom is starting to falter as the worldwide economic woes catch up with the nation’s real estate and financial services-fueled good times. Abandoned cars are beginning to pile up at Dubai International Airport as overextended expatriates flee. Dubai throws debtors in the pokey, and if you lose your job, they yank your visa; two good reasons to drive to the airport and leave your maxed out credit cards on the passenger seat with an “I’m sorry” note. 3,000 cars are reportedly stockpiled at the airport so far, and with reports of 1,500 visas a day being cancelled, there may be a lot of dusty, cut rate luxury cars available for closeout prices.