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Wifflegeddon, The Film – OFFICIAL TRAILER


We’re not done just yet….

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SLW Podcast 6 – Now Available


Stats guru Seph Lietz joined Geoff and Jaime Hixson on the sixth (and possibly final) edition of the 2013 SLW Podcast

Lietz handed out awards from Wifflegeddon and shared his thoughts on the end of an era.  2013 stats can be found here.

Podcast are available via iTunes or the Podcast section of the SLW website.

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Wifflegeddon Photos Now Available


Pictures from the 20th Annual Shangri La’ Wiffleball Classic are now available.  Special thanks to Derek Mayfield (One 7 Photography) and Chelsea Hixson for their photo documenting services at Wifflegeddon.

2013 SLW Wifflegeddon Photos

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B.J.A. Hall of Fame Induction Speech


As we all gear up for Wifflegeddon, take a moment to watch the Bernard J. Alblinger Hall of Fame induction speech from 2001.  This was the inagural year of the SLW HOF and the Mayor was the fixture of the first-ever class.

Nobody enjoyed it more than Bernard.  As we descend on Lakefront for one final time, let’s not forget about twenty great years of the BJA SLW Classic!

Pat, Grandpa & Geoff

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Key Tournament Information – 2013 Schedule, Rules and Items to Note


As promised on last night’s podcast, here is some important information related to the 2013 Classic.  Please review in advance of your travel to Lakefront.

Weekend itinerary

Thursday, June 20:

  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Warm-up/batting practice/pick-up games (Note:  lunch is on your own).
  • Approximately 3 p.m. – Old/Young Rock N’ Jock Game (see rules below).
  • Approximately 5 p.m. – Home Run Derby (bring cash for entry fee if you choose to participate).
  • Immediately following HRD – Dinner (first meal of tournament).
  • Approximately 8:30 p.m. – Jersey distribution/welcome to SLW & weekend reminder/presentations.
  • Dark – Premier of Twenty Weekends at Lakefront (an original film by Jeff Cain/Double Nickel Productions) at the lower pavilion.

Friday, June 21:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Batting practice/breakfast.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Group photo.
  • 10 a.m – 4 p.m. – Tournament play.
  • Midday – Lunch.
  • Approximately 6 p.m. – Dinner.
  • 8 p.m. – Tenacious E farewell concert.

Saturday, June 22:

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Batting practice/breakfast.
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Tournament play.
  • Midday – Lunch.
  • Approximately 4 p.m. – Post-season tournament play.
  • Immediately following championship – Field clean-up/breakdown.
  • Immediately following field clean-up – Dinner.

Sunday, June 23:

  • Morning – Departure.

Weekend Documents for Review

  • The 2013 regular-season, post-season, umpire and stat schedule can be found here. (NOTE TEAM COLORS FOR PURPOSES OF UNIFORM PLANNING).
  • The 2013 updated rule book (updates highlighted in gray) can be found here.  (ALL WIFFLERS/PLATE UMPIRES PLEASE REVIEW).
  • The plate umpire guidelines can be found here.  (PLATE UMPIRES PLEASE REVIEW).
  • Rock N’ Jock game rules can be found here.

We anticipate more lake time than the last several years, so don’t forget your swim trunks and flippy floppies.

Finally, the standard reminders to bring a pillow, blanket, towel and outdoor chair to Shangri La’ for the weekend.  The ladies have asked that no shoes (especially game shoes/spikes) be worn in the house.

Let us know if you have questions and we look forward to seeing you all next week!

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Wifflegeddon Team Announcement – 2013 Podcast Four Now Available


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Chief Scientist Seph Lietz, Jason Morgan joined Geoff & Jaime Hixson to set the field for Wifflegeddon.  Although the entertainment value of the team announcement podcast is always sub-par, this is another must-listen for wifflers in advance of the 2013 Classic.  

In addition to the team announcements, Geoff outlines some of what can be expected for the Rock N’ Jock version of the annual old/young game.

As always, check the podcast page for the streaming link or visit the SLW page on iTunes to access the audio.

Teams will be published along with the final schedule on Tuesday, June 11.  For now, listen to the podcast to get the scoop.

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