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Superpesis Roundup merchandise

Before I start this post I want to make it clear - any merchandise for sale via this blog will only ever be sold at a price that covers production and shipping only. No products will ever be sold for a profit.
In conjunction with some other news I am hoping to confirm in the coming weeks, I have put together some sample clothing and general merchandise to help promote the blog and for people to show their support for pesäpallo generally. 
Below are a few examples of merchandise which may be available in the near future. If you are interested, please leave a comment, send a message or like the tweet on Twitter that led you to this page. 
All images are (c) Iain Alba 2020

In a world where you can be anything, be kind

What does it mean to be a “supporter” Sport is a phenomenon that can unite people around the globe, despite political, religious beliefs and can extend beyond language barriers. But things are not always smiles and sunshine; sometimes sport can bring out the very worst in people.
Sport stirs such great emotion and passion within people as they ride the highs of championships, promotion and success and endure the hard times of failure and relegation. Amongst all of this are the players themselves. They are thrust into the spotlight and fame whether the times are good or the times are bad. Fans and spectators place them on pedestals as somehow inflatable and perfect people, so that when times are tough, it can be hard to give the players respect and sometimes this turns to abuse. In harder times fans desert their once beloved team, they stop attending games or buying merchandise from the store. Before long the team faces financial trouble and becomes a footnote to the sport they once thri…

The Roundup - 17th to 23rd February 2020

The roundup 17th to 23rd February 2020
The big stories Sii you soon! Litmanen and Piirainen head to SiiPe Matias Litmanen and Tommi Piirainen of Sotkamon Jymy have been loaned to last year’s elimination series survivors Siilinjärven Pesis until the end of the season with immediate effect. The move allows Sotkamo to develop Litmanen and Piirainen without taking valuable spaces on their crowded roster. SiiPe will be delighted to add the 2 players after their start to the Halli-SM tournament showed a gulf between them and current Halli-SM and Superpesis champions Joensuu. For Litmanen, the loan to Siilinjärvi is somewhat of a homecoming, as SiiPe is his breeder club. 
“I’ll be happy to see SiiPe. The team has a lot of old teammates, but also some little unknown faces. It is nice to be back in Savo and Siilinjärvi” Matias Litmanen (translation via Google)
Piirainen gets a shot at a regular spot in a Superpesis team lineup, after a strong 2019 with Jyväskylä. Despite making a debut for Sotkamo on…

Halli SM review - Joensuun Maila v Kiteen Pallo-90 (21.02.2020)

Joensuun Maila v Kiteen Pallo -90 2-0 (2-0, 4-1) After Joensuu’s opening game against SiiPe on 12th January, there have been a number of games that have seen KPL and Pattijoen Urheilijat qualify for the knockout stages. Now Joensuu play their second game in the tournament against a buoyant Kitee who narrowly edged a 0-1 win against IPV on 15th February. With wins under both teams belts, this game would determine who is in the best shape to qualify for the knockout stages. Joensuu’s 2-0 win against SiiPe came off the back of a strong outing for the current Halli-SM champions and they shut them out in both jakso, conceding no runs. Kitee’s win was a dramatic victory where only 1 run separated them from IPV. The last 5 games between the two teams has been lopsided and Joensuu has won 4 of them, albeit it was Kitee who won their last encounter on 9th August 2019. As Kitee embark on their 30 year anniversary, they look to set their sights on some silverware, but they will first have to take …