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Baseball/Softball Halloween Costume Ideas!

Halloween is right around the corner and I know typical baseball/softball fans like to wait until the last minute to come up with a costume.  To make things easier, I have searched the internet far and wide to find some of the best baseball and softball related costumes.

  1. A League of the Their Own – Isn’t this just the cutest costume?  Plus the versatility! This costume can be worn individually, by couples, or even by a whole team.IMG_7379IMG_73807345139758_12c823d995_oA-League-of-Their-Own-Costumes
  2. Baseball/Softball Zombie – Put on an old uniform and add some zombie makeup! Perfect to hear some good screams for the night.  Costume is great for team bonding/collaboration. baseball eyesoftballSoftballteamPM741023baseball_zombie_closeup_thdbb35fc5b7029a22bec7fd6a506f9000810-19-2011-8-33-13-AM-9161736
  3. Baseball/Softball Trophy – Put on a uniform and spray yourself bronze. (I know everyone has secretly wanted an outfit like one of those statue street performers and here is your chance!)trophies2trophiesmvp_trophy1
  4. Baseball/Softball Card  – Or go even more crazy and turn your card into a cereal box.         IMG_6186topps-baseball-card-19571-597x800Holloween 2011 - costumes - Theos 3
  5. Vintage Baseball Player – Get a classic look and mimic some of the greats like Babe Ruth.bs2133746-0vintage628x471
  6. Go as an actual ball – This could get tricky!f0d4ff6ad2ff201b490cee0f1b00034ff927d61db97e10856744fe8716ee5acb
  7. Force your animal or kid to love baseball. Dress them up since they have no choice!9770-Baby-Baseball-Costume-large6a8ba18b5903a11e2cbfe789a1452144Baseball-cat-costume-500x326
  8. For cute team ideas, try these.44197f1d70dfcfaf687111300c1113d50d5626cf549d7dd896c8d2f74d332f04
  9. And finally, if all else fails, just get a super hero costume and own it.halloween_baseball_1111
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1996 Olympic Hero Moves to a Tiny Town with Big Dreams

web_SB_2014_Dot_RichardsonDot Richardson, two time Olympian has moved to Lynchburg, Va to become the head softball coach at Liberty University.  Richardson is taking over for Paul Wetmore who has been with the softball program since 1994.  Wetmore finished his coaching career with a 547-617-1 record.  Now Liberty plans to take the program to a new level by striving to become national ranked and update the facilities. Richardson was recently interviewed by LU and explained she has three goals planned out:

1. Continue the Christ centered focus in the softball program.

2. Make the program more competitive and become nationally ranked.

3. Improve the softball budget to update facilities.

To watch the “Getting to Know Dot Richardson” interview, go to this link : http://www.liberty.edu/flames/index.cfm?PID=10854&TeamID=2

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This is Richardson’s first official collegiate coaching position.  She brings along with her an entire coaching staff which includes her husband, Bob Pinto, and Paige Cassady.  Pinto has over 30 years of softball experience stretching from high school to professional levels.  Cassady has been hired on to be the pitching coach. Cassady brings along several years of collegiate pitching experience from inside and outside the circle.

Left - Bob Pinto Middle - Dot Richardson Right - Paige Cassady

Left – Bob Pinto
Middle – Dot Richardson
Right – Paige Cassady

Along with Richardson’s three main goals, she mentions several attributing goals in her interview.  Richardson hopes to help the female athletes in the softball program to reach their full potential as an athlete.  Not everyone can be the best player on the field but she plans to help each player reach at their own individual highest level that is obtainable.  Richardson also hopes to give these players the ability to impact others off the field when they graduate from LU. These might be the last years these players play the sport, so they need to be able to empower others once the game is over.

So what does this mean to the softball community in Lynchburg?  Having such highly experienced and well-known softball figures in the community will greatly impact softball in Lynchburg.  Richardson has been receiving hundreds of emails from interested high schoolers who want to play at Liberty.  As a result, many of these players will end up getting involved with the nearby high school softball programs, travel softball teams, and even slowpitch leagues.  Having these influencers will improve the local softball player’s skill levels and hopefully bring even more players into the system.  Bringing Dot Richardson on board to the softball program at LU is a win not only for the university, but as well for the community.

Currently, LU’s softball field conditions are not very impressive.  The field looks like a generic high school field and does not match up to other university’s facilities.  Plans to update the field are in the works.  Luckily, LU has just updated that baseball field.  This upgrade will give Liberty a sample to go by when building the new softball field. The plan is to make the softball field a miniature version of the new baseball field.  Below are pictures of both the new Liberty baseball field and the current softball field; which will be upgraded soon!

LU Baseball Field

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LU Softball Field

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Photo credit: http://www.liberty.edu/flames/index.cfm?PID=10867&CoachID=792&TeamID=2 and http://www.dailycommercial.com/sports/article_7ccc94bf-094b-5203-a679-7e9f2824b505.html


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