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  • Dave
    September 05, 2012 - 14:11

    Congrats to 3Cheers and softball NL for continuing to put our province on the national sports map. Its difficult to imagine one of our team sports winning one national championship in a given year but to win Junior and Senior in one season only stregthens the fact that Softball is our Provinces best sport.

  • McLovin
    September 04, 2012 - 12:23

    I'm Pro-Baseball but winning a National Championship is a monumental achievement no matter what the sport, especially when you hail from a Province that has a small population like ours. Congrats to 3Cheers! You should be proud.

  • Cherry Hill
    September 04, 2012 - 11:44

    Cant wait to watch Softball on TSN Tonight!!! Hahahahaha these guys should be playing a real game.... It's called Baseball.....

  • Jamie
    September 04, 2012 - 10:06

    @ take em on sammy. Surely you can't be talking about the St. John's Caps in recent history. 2011 they finshed 2-3 2010 2-2 2009 lost a close 1-0 bronze medal game to Ontario. The team is competitive every year, inspite of some blowout losses. It's sports, every team has a bad game every now and again

    • Roy Hobbs
      September 05, 2012 - 10:07

      That's good Jamie, when they start winning medals perhaps we will have something to cheer about. Maybe this will be the year, oh wait, they didn't go.

    • Baller
      September 05, 2012 - 12:49

      It looks like the same amount of provinces were represented at both this year's Senior men's baseball and softball nationals. In that case, I don't know why these critical baseballers are wasting their time playing a game no one plays. Give credit where credit is due and this year's 3 Cheers team was a team loaded with talent and deserve the credit that comes with winning a national championship! Congrats boys!

  • Neil Benson
    September 04, 2012 - 09:42

    Congratulations Guys on winning Newfoundlands First ever Gold Medal. Thinking back of my involvement over the years and all the Nationals attended by so many Fabulous players , and coming up just a little short. This is particularly SWEET!!! Dave Boland ( one of the best in his day ) must be so proud of his sons Shane and Ryan . Gossie , Way to go Buddy!!!!!!! I hope Colin stays involved with this talented group of athletes for years to come!!!

  • Jonny
    September 04, 2012 - 09:35

    Let's put it in perspective here, the comparisons of Marck McGuire versus Colin Abbott are laughable. Baseball to softball, is analagous to olympics to paralympics. With baseball, everyone in the world plays, making the competition more difficult. Softball, played mostly by people from Torbay, Harbour Grace and the Goulds. Let's be honest before you start touting these guys as world class athletes.

    • R. Crocker
      September 05, 2012 - 07:06

      Drop up to a field during the Moss Tournament next summer to see what areas of NL are represented. Not sure where you obtained your information on who is playing softball, but you are sadly mistaken. As for the Mcgwire comment someone made, this was in an article in the Telegram back in the early 90's when Colin was hitting 3rd for Team Canada and winning medals for Canada, not NL, Canada. Name the baseball players that have done that for NL. As for the athlete comment, put on the cleats and try and hit a ball from 40 feet that is rising or dipping at 90mph.

    • HOTROD
      September 06, 2012 - 22:11

      Lets see now..baseball in this province is probably 2 or 3 levels below A ball from what i hear!that is nowhere close to even being worthy of a conversation regarding NL baseball ,players as well. I am willing to bet that quite a few baseball players wouldnt be able to play at that softball level!

  • Jonny
    September 04, 2012 - 08:56

    Seems like the story should be about how they're capable of putting a national tournament together for a sport that nobody plays

  • Bob
    September 04, 2012 - 07:01

    Where is Robin Short now?? Probably watching his video tape of the Gushue Olympic gold victory where IMPORT Russ Howard lead them to gold, but hey, that import doesn't count hey Shorttie!!

    • Take em on Sammy
      September 04, 2012 - 07:55

      Now where to begin, how about congrats to a team that completely dominated its competition from the first pitch to the last. I can honestly say I have never seen a team dominate a tourney like that in my existence. I was speaking to some former players who have attended many national softball tournaments over the years, both as players and fans, and they all agreed that it was something that would be talked about for years to come. Mullaley’s performance at the plate was nothing short of amazing. Yes, we have had some great performances over the years by guys like Len Beresofrd (3-home run game vs. Yukon NWT), but 10 home runs in one tournament solidified his spot in the upper echelon of canadian softball. When Colin Abbott, once heralded as the Mark Mcgwire of softball, puts Mullaley on a pedastal, that says something. Now on to the comments in Saturdays paper, well Robin here’s some stats for you as I know you love stats: Russ Howard was an integral member of the gold medal winning Brad Gushue team – not a NL’er, the Rock have too many players from other provinces to count, how about John Browne’s beloved Seahawks……team full of NL’ers? Not a chance. The 2011 Clarenville Caribous and 1986 Corner Brook Royals both had numerous imports, our baseball team isn’t even sending a team to the nationals this year……….and how many National Championships have they won? How many years have they gone and came back with one win, beating PEI by a run or two? ……...but yet all appeared on the front page of the Telegram when they won and were raved about. Why did you choose to speak about them the way you did?. If you can muster the confidence to do so, why not head up to Lions Park some night this week and see just how talented our players are, I’m sure you’ll be welcomed with open arms at the ballpark. Perhaps you should stick on a helmet and face a Sean Cleary, or Ward Gosse. Perhaps you can sit and tell some of the boys about all the National Championships you’ve appeared in…….Great job Kenny, there are some that could learn something from you.

    • BamBam
      September 04, 2012 - 08:03

      Just wanted to make note of something that should not go unrecognized. Shane Boland completed a triple crown that may have never ever been accomplished before. Just weeks ago he won a Jr. National Championship, followed that up with a Gold medal at the ISC championships, now this weekend he helped NL capture the Sr. National championship. And Shane wasn't just along for the ride, he contributed 3 HR's for the powerhouse NL squad. Hang your head high kid, that's a great feat. The future of NL softball looks great.