Softball and baseball’s favorite newspaper since 1987
Coming to the plate for our 22nd season
Welcome to the 2008 baseball and softball season, and to Let’s Play Softball/Let’s Play Baseball’s 22nd year of publication.
That’s an incredible number, especially when you consider all the sports publications that have gone by the wayside along the way.
But we’ve been with you every step of the way for the past 21 years, and plan to be for 21 more and beyond.
We’ve done in the past only with your help. This is your newspaper. You’re the folks who pick up a copy at any number of locations. You’re the ones who had your calendars planned months ago for the Corky’s, Dudley Early Bird, Fireman’s, Dudley Budweiser Classic, and, hopefully, well beyond into state and national tournaments.
We’ve evolved alongside the game over the years. From the big-time superstars to the statewide powerhouse teams, the past 21 years have brought an array of coverage to the pages of LPS.
With dedicated softball hounds like Don Bowman, our columnist, and Mike Thill, our photographer who gets dozens of calls each week from players who want a copy of his pictures, there’s plenty more in store.
Mostly, we rely on you, the readers, to help spread the word about your teams, leagues and association. Is your team hot, and deserving of some notice in LPS? Let us know. Heck, surveys have shown you’re online 90 percent of the time you’re at work anyway, so drop us a note, let us know how your team fared in the tournament over the weekend. Send us a team photo to go along with it.
Sponsors have been
known to really appreciate their players taking the time to get a little extra
bang for their bucks with a team photo or tournament report in LPS. But
As we all know, it’s never taken much to get a softball player to tout. But just do it in writing to editor@ letsplaysoftball.com. We’ll make your copy family-friendly.
As you’ve seen,
we’ve also tried to help spread the word about
Just like we do in Let’s Play Hockey, we encourage all youth baseball teams to email their tournament reports and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And because we had
so many requests for them, we’ll be back with the only statewide youth baseball
We’ve discovered in recent years that even passionate softball and baseball folks don’t get too fired up about their favorite sport in February or March.
As a result, we’ve wiped out those snow-covered issues from our publishing schedule.
Bring on the sun, bring on the pitch.