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Secondary Market for Swinging Bunt Exploding

This guy throws 96mph and lives in a van

Before the Blue Jays understood his convictions, Norris felt like the team had trouble making sense of his unpredictable life -- coaches, teammates and executives asking him questions that indicated a measure of unease. Why, with seven figures in the bank, did he take an offseason job working 40 hours a week at an outdoor outfitter in his hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee? Would it do permanent damage to his back muscles to spend his first minor league season sharing an apartment with two teammates in Florida and sleeping only in a hammock? Why had he decided to spend his first offseason vacationing not on a Caribbean cruise with teammates or partying in South Beach but instead alone in the hostels of Nicaragua, renting a motorcycle for $2 a day, hiking into the jungle, surfing among the stingrays? And was that really a picture on Twitter of the Blue Jays' best prospect, out again in the woods, shaving his tangled beard with the blade of an ax?

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Bill Murray - Former Logger

If you didn’t know better, you wouldn’t believe it all happened in the space of about five weeks in the summer of 1978. But it did happen. In those five weeks, Bill Murray played professional baseball and established himself as a bona fide movie star and the Grays Harbor Loggers – representing the twin cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam, Wash. – posted the best winning percentage in America and won the Harbor’s only professional sports championship in living memory.

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Just a Stick

Black Cloud acquires rare Yugoslavian wooden wiffle bat

Claims to have one of the nerdiest wiffle bat collections in the world.

W8 - The Hard Cards

The deeper recesses of the interwebs were sent a flutter today with the rumor of "real" LowCards. The implications of the mass hysteria were felt far and near. The world's leading wiffle publication, The LowPress, was shut down for the day as an unprecedented number of visitors descended upon the creaky virtual architecture. Now the source of the mayhem can finally be made public, there are indeed 10 sets of LowCards in existence. These cards have been meticulously crafted to resemble the imperfections of vintage baseball cards. In addition the sets have been handstamped with their respective series numbers, thus immediately increasing the value by at least 10 cents.Read more

W8 - The Cards

Continuing our celebration of Wifftober Week, LowCard Media, in collusion with the LowPress, is proud to present the first new set of LowCards in over two years. Spearheaded by public outcry and whining, LowCard Media lobbied the Tea Party for some good ole fashioned pork bellies. Once they had spent the lion share of the haul on whiskey and women, the geniuses at LowCard decided they better whip together something tangible. The half ass effort has resulted in this collection of fine trade cards.Read more

The Season 8 Video Recap

The LowPress, in collusion with El Cloud Productions, is proud to release the first LowBall video in two seasons. The Season 8 recap takes the viewer on a journey of wiffle magic unlike any video since the last video. A local man on the street was quoted as saying, "so you guys don't even run the bases?" Countless other reviews have been just as vibrant and positive. El Cloud scoured the recesses of the internet to find the perfect musical complement to this visual smorgasbord. Having come up empty, they settled on a rare Russian polka metal cover of the pop hit "Wake Me Up" by Russkaja. We suggest that you watch the video while chopping onions, that way if you tear up uncontrollably in the middle sappy section, you can blame it on the onions.Read more

EatXNE Wiffle Scramble