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Season VI Preview

Wifflers across the rolling green hills of Lincoln are shaking the dust off of their respective games and pulling their socks up for the opening day of the sixth season of LowBall. Come Sunday the Loggers will take their ceremonial final sip from Lord Wiffle's Chalice and with that last taste of postseason victory all of last year will wash away. From that point forward, all wifflers will be left standing on equal ground, all vying for glory just the same. Following the drama and downturn of Season IV, the commissioner could not have asked for more out of Season V. As we enter the sixth year of LowBall, the league is swelling with intrigue and I, celebrated wiffle journalist Hugh Wifflerton, am here, as always, to cover it.Read more

Centennial Field - one of seven must visit minor league fields

Sure that big league field down there in Mass ah chusats gets a bunch more publicity and stuff. But don't sleep on our little field, ambitious young ballers have been smacking leather around since 1906 and now the internet is claiming that Ethan Allen is buried in left field. Check the full article - here.

2012 LowBall Schedule and Calendar Released

LowBall Central Office today released the official schedule for the 2012 season, the sixth year of Lincoln old school wiffle. In conjunction with the schedule release, the LowPress has once again published an incredibly high end calendar. You can procure one right now, and you should, click here.

May 6, 2012 - 10:00am - GapBridge - Opening Day
May 19, 2012 - The Friendly Confines - Dan Guy Day
May 28, 2012 - Burnham Field - Wiffmorial Day
June 10, 2012 - 8:00am - Burnham Field - Sunday Bloody Sunday
June 16, 2012 - Road Trip - WiffPack Trip
June 22, 2012 - 5:31pm - The Friendly Confines - WiffsolsticeRead more

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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Lord Wiffle's Chalice: A Visual History

gNo piece of LowBall memorabilia carries so much history, no crown holds so much prestige as Lord Wiffle's Chalice. Wifflers the world over lie awake at night dreaming of getting just a sip from the sacred Chalice. There has been an air of mystery surrounding the origins of the trophy until I, celebrated wiffle journalist Hugh Wifflerton, uncovered all the details in this expose.Read more

Wifftober V: Whatever It Takes

Come this Saturday, LowBall Wiffle will proudly celebrate the 5th annual Wifftober championship, believed by many to be the finest wiffle match played in all of Addison County and part of Rutland. From its humble beginnings to its slightly less humble current state, Wifftober represents the pinnacle of LowBall, the opportunity to leave a mark on history and taste success directly from the sacred Lord Wiffle's Chalice.Read more

Lonichiro Caught Playing Baseball - Wiffle World Astounded - Rumors Fly

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!! Investigative journalism at its finest

By Femy LeBouche

OTTER VALLEY, Vermont -
Famed fireballer Lonichiro goes straight! That's right folks, you read it hear first, I, famed journalist, Le Wiffleur, have uncovered an amazing scoop. The extended lull in Wiffle, like a relationship with too infrequent trysts, has caused some eyes to wander. Curious what the stars were doing with their time during the all-star break and not buying the all too oft heard line, "I'm taking time off to spend time with my family," I went under deep cover to see what one of Lowball's finest was doing with his time. Disguised as a pair of tall socks I was able to infiltrate his gym bag and trail him to, shock of all shocks, a baseball game.Read more

The Gentleman's Wiffle - Masters of Wiffle Announced

Earlier today, I, celebrated wiffle journalist Hugh Wifflerton, received shocking news that the mid summer's classic would be cancelled. I was choking on the fried chicken I was having for breakfast, when the informant went on to explain the alternative, more refined event.

The Friendly Confines will place host to the inaugural Masters of Wiffle next Friday. The spectacle promises to bring a new level of sophistication to LowBall.Read more

Deadspin attempts the LSD No No - video game

Full write-up at deadspin.com

It's working!

I started to groove. Through the first 4 2/3 innings of Game 4, Dock had no-hit the Padres. This was easy. The pixelated field was so lush and vibrant, ground zero for some damn good video-game baseball, courtesy of me, the shaggy dude with a head full of low-grade lysergide. I was putting on an absolute clinic for these imaginary spectators, not to mention Craggs and Toder. "You're cruising right along," one of them said, or maybe it was the hydrangea. They marveled at how quickly I'd mastered Dock's palm ball.

A Fast Few with the Ghost of Guap

After a mysterious disappearance last season, fan favorite El Guapo has returned to the LowBall stage almost as mysteriously. It is unclear if this incarnation is of the natural world or not. Regardless, he looked pretty damn sharp from both the rebuilt GapBridge mound and swinging away at the plate. I, celebrated wiffle journalist Hugh Wifflerton, caught up with the Ghostly One after the game for the first edition of "A Fast Few." We will be catching up with the larger than life personalities of LowBall through-out the season to capture their candid comments following the game. Enjoy.


HUGH: The swing looked tight, how did it feel to slap some plastic around?

GHOST OF GUAP: thankse to God for giving me the talent to play this game at such a high level. I try to keep it simple and let me abilities take over - see the ball out of the pitchera hand, wait for a pitch to hit and try not to do to much With each pitch. Bit yes, overall I was happy with the way I swing the bat for the first try of the season.

HUGH: You were off the field for a good while, but your pitches looked awfully tight. How did the arm hold up afterwards and any particular pitches you were especially happy with?

GHOST OF GUAP: My felt very good with no pain. I've been tossing coconuts and eating lots of home cooking down in domineva - but its nice to be back in Vermont and see my friends.

HUGH: Thoughts on the improvements at GapBridge?

GHOST OF GUAP: I feel so lucky to play at Gap Bridge. Wher I from we don't have fields like that, its so beautiful and and all the great wiffle players come to play there.Read more