Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has joined CCFP LLC, the entity that owns the newly-formed Cleveland Comets, a professional women’s fastpitch softball team in the National Pro Fastpitch league (NPF).
“This is going to be a blast,” said Kosar. “I can’t wait for Cleveland to see how good these women are. The jump from college ball to the NPF is just like the jump from college football to the NFL. They are incredible.”
Kosar became a softball fan through his friendship with Craig Stout, co-author of Bernie Kosar: Learning to Scramble, released last September. Stout was previously majority owner of the Akron Racers in the NPF for ten years. Kosar is expected to make multiple game appearances including opportunities for book signings throughout the season.
“I got hooked on softball when I saw that first rise-ball come blazing in,” recalls Kosar. “The game looks like baseball, but it’s lightning fast. These ladies can fly.”
The Comets are scheduled to start in their first season of play on May 31st in Rosemont Illinois against the Chicago Bandits. They will be playing in multiple locations in Northeast Ohio primarily within the greater Cleveland Area. Cleveland opens its first home series on June 5th at Brookside Park in Ashland, OH against the Beijing Shougang Eagles.
About the Cleveland Comets
The Cleveland Comets, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, became a new franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League in 2018. The Team became the most recent addition to the NPF and is owned by the former owner of the Akron Racers, a team that existed since the NPF began in 2004. The Cleveland Comets will embrace the Racers’ fanbase, while also introducing the attractive and popular product of fastpitch softball to the greater Cleveland area. For more information on the Cleveland Comets, contact General Manager Stephen Dunn -firstname.lastname@example.org.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004 provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.