Monthly Archives: January 2012

BJA Retrospective Theme for 2012 SLW Podcast Number Two


Jed Pope joined Geoff & Jaime Hixson for a very special edition of the SLW podcast series.

The focus of the episode was Bernard J. Alblinger’s role in the creation and development of Shangri La’ Wiffleball.  The Mayor passed one year ago last week.

This podcast is available through iTunes and streaming is available from the podcast page

It was also announced that the Classic will now bear his name from this year forward.

Questions for future podcasts can be submitted to slwiffleball23@gmail.com or via the SLW social network pages (facebook & Twitter).

Legendary owner and mayor Bernard J. Alblinger receives a retirement gift a the 2007 BJA SLW Classic.

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2012 Official Trailer Now Available


Double Nickle Productions has completed work on the official trailer for the 19th Annual B.J.A. Shangri La’ Classic.  This compilation video features pre-modern area wiffleball footage from 1994 (first year of the league), 1996 and 2003 mixed  with high-quality action from 2011.

“We’ve come a long way with our video, audio and photography at Shangri La’ in the last few years,” Hall of Famer and head of Double Nickle Productions Jeff Cain stated.  “We will continue to try and do better with each project we create and release.”

The trailer is available on the SLW YouTube page or by clicking below.

The remaining media day interviews will be made available over the next couple of months and the SLW Podcast Series will record again in February.

SLW media mogul, Jeff Cain, during his media day interview at the 2011 event..

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“First Pitch” Edition of 2012 SLW Podcast Series Now Available


James Morton joined Geoff & Jaime Hixson for the “first pitch” episode of the 2012 podcast series.  Despite the initial plan of iTunes exclusivity, we had an uprising of half of the listenership (two people) and have added the Windows Media File to the podcast page.

Topics covered include 2012 team selection, Tank’s upcoming trailer, umpire plan for the event & Kim Jong Il.

Questions for future podcasts can be submitted to slwiffleball23@gmail.com or via the SLW social network pages (facebook & Twitter).

As a reminder, the 19th Annual Shangri La’ Classic is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd.  Mark your calendars accordingly.


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