Baring his tattoo sleeves and all dressed up in his tuxedo tee, Mark Spellman (aka Sparky) sat down with Charissa Cowart to talk about the style of wiffle ball. Spellman, GSWL co-founder, says wiffle ball has typically had a reputation for being nerdy and a sport for kids. Well, he set that record straight with his “too cool for you” attitude and talked about the new clothing lines debuting to help boost the fashion sense of wiffle ball. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself! He even managed to crack a few jokes… just a few.
Big League Wiffle Ball has launched a weekly show highlighting people and players in the wiffleball community. The first episode was huge with Lou Levesque, President of Golden Stick Wiffleball League live on Skype with Charissa Cowart, Official Anchor of Big League Wiffle Ball.
Watch the video to find out what word Lou uses to describe Nick Benas and Jared Verrillo Co-Commissioners of BLWB.
Lou took time out of his busy schedule to talk about how wiffleball has gone from a “backyard game” to a serious sport. He even discussed the New York league he is launching very soon.
Keep an eye on Lou and Golden Stick Wiffleball because these guys are going somewhere! As they say at GSWL it’s “A Backyard Game Taken Way Too Far.”
We had a great time this past Sunday in NYC at Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant, talking to Kerel Cooper of www.ontheblack.com.
Check out his Met’s blog if you have a chance.
He took some time to interview us over some wings and brews. Make sure you turn up the volume… it was really loud at the restaurant, so it’s a little hard to hear. Fun interview though, and a great restaurant, in spite of the fact that I’m a huge Red Sox fan.
We’re trying to put together a few more sessions of wiffle camps at both middle schools (Baldwin and Adams). But, we need you guys to register… get down to the rec center!!
I’ve seen some good progress over the past few weeks, and I want to see some more.
This is a great opportunity for you to stay active for the rest of the winter, before we move outside and start the REAL Wiffle camps…it’s tough with so many guys inside a small gym. But we are having a great time at the Rec Center on Friday nights. We’re looking to fill that session up too, so make sure you ask mom/dad to sign you up.
We’re creating the next generation of wifflers at our BLWB camps in Guilford, CT. Definitely have some talent in the 5th and 6th grade level. Some good arms and quick bats. We still have some work to do in mastering the essentials of pitching, but the kids are making some good progress. Monday night we finished up session 1, and we start session 2 in about a week and a half.
Set the record for Mass Participation in a Wiffle Tournament…
On April 25, 2009, we will attempt to assemble the largest number of people possible, at Southern Connecticut State University, in order to set the record for Mass Participation in a Wiffle Tournament… Come be part of history and get in the record books!!
Starting that same day, April 25th and continuing April 26th, May 2nd and May 3rd, we will also be shooting a pilot for the next Reality TV show, focusing on the Wiffle Community. This is your chance to shine!!!