Golden Stick Wiffleball League Coming to California!

Exciting news out of the Northeast as Golden Stick Wiffle Ball is expanding next year. A little less than a year ago, a couple friends and I were having a couple beers, perusing Youtube, when we came across some videos of guys throwing ridiculous stuff with wiffle balls. We were amazed at the junk you could throw with those little plastic balls. A couple minutes later, we were out in the alley by my house throwing unhittable breaking balls to each other until 2am. I looked into Wiffle Ball leagues in my area and was surprised to find there are none. Chappy suggested Fast Plastic, a league he had played in previously in the Los Angeles Area. Unfortunately, they don’t have a league in the Sacramento region. The league that stood out to me was Golden Stick. Their leagues were out in Massachusetts and New York, but it was clear that GSWL is the NFL to Fast Plastic’s CFL.

Fast forward to December, and I found myself watching more wiffle ball videos – this time highlights of Golden Stick’s playoffs. Now, I’ve been known to watch basketball and wanna hit the hardwood, but it doesn’t even compare to how much watching wiffle ball highlights makes you feel like wanting to grab some plastic and head outside. Seeing as how I was knee deep in snow upon stepping outside, I thought I’d pop over to GSWL’s website and see if by some crazy chance they were expanding into CA. Amazingly enough, they are!

That’s right. Next summer, Golden Stick will be in Northern California! Teams are forming right now from Chico to Sacramento to San Francisco. Since this is actually going to become reality, I checked out the league further and was blown away by what I saw. This isn’t exactly the same wiffle ball game you played as a kid. We’re talking jerseys with professional logos and names and numbers. The website has standings and statistics that make my rec basketball league look like the local newspaper in the small town I grew up in. And the ultimate prize – an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for regional winners to compete for the National Championship.

If you haven’t done so yet, head over to Youtube and watch a video or two. Makes you wanna get out and hurl some 70 mph plastic at your buddy’s face. The best part is watching his knees buckle while the ball breaks right in over the plate. I’m ready to get out there and see if anyone can hit me. The league starts in June 2010. GSWL is expanding into other markets as well, so definitely check out the site to see if it’s coming to your area.

Here are some links if you’re looking for more information…..

Golden Stick Home Page: http://www.goldenstickwiffle.com/phpwcms/index.php

For information about the NorCal Region, e-mail….

SF Bay Area – Sylvie Serrano at raiders38002003@yahoo.com

Sacramento/Yuba City/Chico – Steven Underwood at s.underwood@goldenstickwiffle.com

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8 responses to “Golden Stick Wiffleball League Coming to California!

  • Cale

    I left a reply about Michael Taylor on my blog: wassupsports.wordpress.com

  • Fish

    I play GSWL in Mass. Nothing compares to it. Glad to see a buzz on the West Coast.

  • STEVE-O-

    Its getting closer to the first pitch this season and we’re going to kick off GSWL in Cali w/ a bang! If you dont know, you better ask somebody. This aint your 35 your old neighbor tossin plastic balls to you w/ a taped bat in your hand. This game has evolved into a whole new era. Make sure you catch your chance to be a part of something great.
    Yeah its wiffle ball, yeah its not what most call a real sport that takes athletic skills….whatever, heard it all.
    Where else you gonna play and get a chance to get a paid trip to go to Vegas and play for the Nat’l championship?? No where!!
    I know for sure, your softball league aint sending you anywhere but the local park on championship weekend and you might get a free shirt that shrinks 3 sizes after you wash it. Just check us out !! http://www.goldenstickwiffleball.com
    Call or email me any questions. See ya out there…..

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  • Alex

    Do we have any teams in the Antioch/Brentwood Area?

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