I had the privilege of tagging along with USSSA and some of the top manufacturers in the game to this years Majors Softball Slugfest. It’s not everyday you get the chance to go behind the scenes and see the action.
This event is put on every year by USSSA at the Men’s World Tournament at ESPN World Wide Sports in Orlando, FL. It’s a great opportunity for manufacturers to get out there and showcase their products, as well as for people to jump in the cage and try out new bats.
A line of batting cage nets set the stage to give people the opportunity to try new bats and get a feel for different products. It was never a still moment as people lined up to take their turn.
Combat showed off their new Avarice which was a big hit. Softball greats Johnny McGraw and Scott Brown endured the heat to take turns feeding the pitching machine as players jumped in to take some cuts.
One cage over players and fans gathered around some of the biggest names in Softball today, Worth’s BJ Fulk and Greg Connell. As these two guys greeted people with smiles, they signed autographs and snapped pictures with everyone who came their way. What an opportunity for people to talk to not only the manufacturers but to talk to the players who swing these bats everyday. Not to mention, getting advice from the Pro’s themselves….you can’t beat that!
Slugfest is a must! Next year go out and talk to the manufacturers, swing some bats, and meet some of the greatest players in the game today.