I am not an athletic person. Never have been, never will be. When I was but a wee lad I attempted a few sports, and I wasn’t very good at any of them. One particular story comes to mind: my mother, being the good mom that she was, volunteered to coach a tee ball team at our local park. Since I was, and still am, her son I joined her team. She assessed my abilities and assigned me a position suitable to my strengths as a tee ball player: pitcher. Think about that for a second.

I tell you this to prove that there isn’t a remote chance that I would ever play in anything like the 2009 Babe Ruth Softball 16U World Series that kicks off this weekend in Concord, New Hampshire. Eight regional champs will be coming from around the country to compete for the under 16 and under softball title, and though I won’t be there, Comcast will.

We’ve wired Memorial Field’s Doane Diamond ballbark with our fastest Business Class Internet Service, Extreme 50, so that sports fans and families can watch the action via a live streaming "Babe Ruth TV" webcast.

Here are the towns that will be represented in the U16 softball championship games:

  • Pittsfield, MA - New England Regional Champion
  • Luzerne County, PA - Middle Atlantic Regional Champion
  • Fern Creek, KY - Ohio Valley Regional Champion
  • Pitt County, NC - Southeast Regional Champion
  • Washington, MO - Midwest Plains Regional Champion
  • Plantation Athletic Club, LA - Southwest Regional Champion
  • Hoquiam, WA - Pacific Northwest Regional Champion
  • Lodi, CA - Pacific Southwest Regional Champion
  • Berlin, NH - State Champion
  • Concord, NH - Host Team

Head on over to Babe Ruth TV to catch the action from August 8-15th.