Glow-In-The-Dark Wiffle Ball Project


As we approach the winter solstice, light is more precious and more appreciated. Light in the dead of winter is a joy for those it is shed upon, and right now Marlins fans need it more than anyone. So I am taking up an experiment that will hopefully provide me with some winter light: Glow-in-the-dark wiffle ball! But first two back stories:

Me playing wiffle ball

1) I play wiffle ball all the time.

2) A while ago, I got glow-in-the-dark ping pong balls to spice up the table tennis experience. However, as well as the balls glowed, the lines on the table, as well as the net did not. It would be nice to see those lines while playing in order to more effectively judge your hits. Therefore, I got glow-in-the-dark paint with which I intended to paint the lines on the table.

Back to the subject: I haven’t started the table painting yet, but I did start painting wiffle balls. So far, the paint does not seem to be sticking too well, but hopefully as I add more layers it will get better.

Glow-in-the-dark wiffle balls are manufactured by the Wiffle company, but they are inordinately expensive, so this is a cheaper, more enjoyable way to the same result.

I’d like to film the wiffle ball playing, but I have no clue how the camera will respond to the conditions. Stay tuned for some hopefully awesome footage!

Author: Steve Miller

Steve Miller has been baseball blogging since 2011. He is the Sports Editor at the University of Dayton's Flyer News. Email: h2rsteve@gmail.com

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