Sunday, July 3, 2016

On the Beat With Taylor Edwards of the Chicago Bandits 2016

After a stellaer career at Nebraska, Taylor Edwards was drafted by the Pennsylvania Rebellion.  After one season, she was traded with her twin sister Tatum to the Chicago Bandits.  She played a big part in the 2015 championship season and she is off to a hot start this season.
We talked to Taylor about playing in Japan, including how it came to be and how the season works.  We also talked about the thrill of a walk-off hit, especially a home run.
Finally, we had some fun with Taylor asking her about things to do in Chicago, including if she will go to "The Bean" with her sister, who hasn't been there yet.  (I'm going to stay on top of this story and see it to the conclusion.  Hopefully, the twins will post pictures online when they go see the famous Chicago sculpture.)
I love watching Taylor catch.  She handles the pitchers well, which isn;t easy, considering the turnover from last season (including the loss of ace Monice Abbott).  She is also always capable of clubbing the long ball.  She had 9 homers last season and 3 so far this year.
She's always exciting and even more important, she's another fine young role model on the team.  The Bandits are awesome with ther fans, espeially the young ones (and even this old reporter).  The fans, young and old, just adore these young ladies and so do I.
I encourage everyone to check out a Bandits game in person, online , on the radio or on television.  Go to to learn more about this great Chicago team and to get ticket and scheduling info.

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