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LowPress Releases Book "Swinging Bunt: Inside the Mediocre Rise of LowBall"

In late November celebrated wiffle journalist Hugh S. Wifflerton disappeared to a remote cabin in Orwell, Vermont with only a handle of Bulleit and a dream. Less than a month later, the LowPress is proud to announce the official release of "Swinging Bunt - Inside the Medoicre Rise of LowBall" For the first time ever, many of the above average game recaps have been assembled in one full color, slightly low quality, book. In addition to the lyrical renditions of the plastic perfection, Swinging Bunt includes over 90 pages of art and photography, some of it is actually good. LowPress Book Critic at Large, Simon McSorley had this to say about the 170 page epicRead more

The Summer of Soul Wiffle

The Marquee Series: Wifftober VI

The sixth and final poster in the Marquee Series has been released. In an effort to stir up some excitement for the league's sixth Wifftober, the LowPress made the decision to offer up the artwork well ahead of the big game. This piece strays a bit from the style of the previous five. The crest to the left combines antlers as a classic symbol of fall with a wiffle ball and the sacred chalice. This crest has smooth lines through-out and only uses two colors, making it ideal for merchandise, say a stein or a t-shirt.Read more

Marquee Series: The Church of Wiffle

The LowPress is proud to release the fifth of six marquee posters, The Church of Wiffle. Not only does this game represent a return to the hallowed grounds of GapBridge, but the simple soul that LowBall league is based upon. Despite a season of low attendance one can be sure that this will be a game to savior.

The Marquee Series: Wiffdependence

The third release in the Marquee series, Wiffdependence, has roots in one of the most famous LowBall images of all time. Last season when the LowPress unveiled the American Revolution inspired Wiffdependence art, it caused a national phenomenon. At least two people were spotted with cheap knock off t-shirts. The image showed up on no less than three wiffle webpages and many feel catapulted to site to its current 13th ranking in the World Wiffle Website ranking. The fame of the original Wiffdependence art spawned this year's poster series and made the street artist Wiffsky internet famous in his own mind.Read more

The Marquee Series: Wiffsolstice

To the casual viewer, the LowBall season may appear to be just another collection of meaningless wiffle battles. Embed yourself into this motley group of plastic partitioners and you quickly uncover a thoroughly unique season long celebration of ridiculous fun. This series of wiffle gatherings acknowledges the fortune to share another year of wiffle with like minded maniacs. Taken as a whole, the marquee games of LowBall form a grand opportunity for revelry and rivalry, a three season celebration, an event to be savored and appreciated.
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Who Owns the Plate?

BOB GIBSON: Well, and let me say this: A guy hitting a homerun off of me is not a reason for me to throw at the guy. If the guy hits my best pitch in a good location and he hits a homerun that's a reason for me to throw at him. You know what I mean? I don't want him getting my best pitch. There's a lot of mistakes that I'm going to make and when I make a mistake, he's capable of hitting a homerun. Well, that's my fault. But when he goes out and get my really, really good pitch and hits a homerun off it, hmm, he might have to get hit the next time.

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RIP Sparky

February 22, 1934 – November 4, 2010

LMZ | Lord Wiffle's Chalice Debauchery Caught by Papparazzi

 

Details are slim, but LMZ has secured the above photo showing Lord Wiffle's Chalice in an obvious state of dismay.  The wifflers were spotted leaving Dan's Place late on Saturday evening as patrons chanted and saluted the departing heroes.  This photo, taken outside of the HST venue, shows champion J-Mac holding the trophy as defeated Logger El Guap silently voices his disapproval.  The trophy was later spotted on the outskirts of Bristol missing its base and an handle.  Read more