Since the late 1980s, softball has seen a decline in professional participants nationwide. From its hayday 31 million to 19.7 million in 2000, a 36.5% decrease has been seen. What used to be one of the top ten sports, is now considered the 25th most popular sports and fitness activity. A large contributing factor to this shift is corporate sponsorship and contributors that invest in the teams and logos, while sacrificing team camaraderie. As a result, teams disassemble that are not considered to be in the equal class. To keep the love of softball and its spirit high, the following softball team slogans used throughout this era are meant to inspire sportsmanship and fun.
Boys Are Great: Every Girls Softball Team Needs A Waterboy.
Call us butter cause we on a roll.
Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you away from playing the game.
Don’t let the name of softball fool you, be ready to play hardball.
Don’t-cha wish your girlfriend could play like me.
Four bases, three strikes, two teams, one winner.
Go hard or go home.
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Heart is the difference between those who attempt and those who achieve.
I hope you like animals, cause I’m a beast.
I never lost a game I just ran out of time.
I play hard with softballs.
I’m so good your mom cheers for me.
If baseball is life, softball is heaven.
If softball were easy, they’d call it baseball.
If you can pitch it. I can hit it. If you can hit it. I can catch it.
If your dating a softball player raise your hands, If your not raise your standards.
In softball, Good Girls Steal.
Its only the ball that’s soft.
Life’s a pitch, so take it for a ride.
Life’s hard. Softball’s harder.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Make your competitive juices overcome your excuses.
No glove, no love.
Play like you’re in first, train like you’re in second.
Real woman have great curves…and fastballs and change-ups.
Remember when hitting like a girl was a bad thing?
Softball is life with the volume turned up. How loud is your game?
Softball is life, the rest is just details.
Softball is not for softies.
Softball: Blood, sweat, and tears, and you still want more.
Softball… Its the same as baseball but with bigger balls.
Sometimes it’s not how good you are, but how bad you want it.
The difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary is that little Extra.
The ones who have talent are good but the ones who practice are great.
The pain won’t last forever, but the memories will.
The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
There is no place like home base.
There is no shame in my game.
There’s no place like home.
There’s plenty of room at the top but no room to lie down.
Throw, hit, catch, smile repeat.
To play against me you gotta have guts. To play against my team you gotta be nuts.
We don’t remember days…we remember moments.
We don’t wear cups, we win them.
We play softball, but we ain’t going soft on you.
We want a catcher not a back scratcher.
Yes, I do hit like a girl….And your boyfriend just flinched!
Your balls may be harder but my balls are bigger.
Your mom called. You left your game at home.
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