Welcome to Five Point Grand Slam, a brand new blog focusing on covering derby with a traditional sports journalism slant. We hope to cover games in the MidWest as the dates become available, but also work in conjunction with others in the roller derby community to forge ahead and create our own brand of derby journalism.
Another goal is to help aspiring writers and journalists cover roller derby without falling into the typical pitfalls of focusing on the spectacle and violence. As more and more coverage of roller derby springs up, we'll continue growing or list of links to Web blogs and other sites useful to derby enthusiasts.
Stay tuned. We plan on being at Amber Waves of Pain, WFTDA's South Central Regionals, and also we'll be in Chicago for the championships.