My first attempt at a single post that will point directly and/or indirectly to the entire season's action in a Basque Pelota modality. The Pala Larga (big bat) season runs from October to October and consists of 4 major championships, 3 doubles and a singles, as well as several summer partido tournaments. The idea of this post is to link you, from one post, to an unfolding set of posts that will give all results, match articles, player win-loss standings and rankings, links to information about historical Tournament records, and...35 full match videos.
I will be doing this for Jai Alai-Cesta Punta at the end of the calendar year, one post that links you to all Dania information as well as all European Partido results (around 45-50 full match videos by the end of the year). I also hope to do this for the 3 other major Professional disciplines: Mano (hand); Main Nue (naked hand); and Remonte (firm and narrow cesta--hitting, not catch and throw). My hope is that from 4 posts, I can link to all of the relevant action in the last year, including around 200 full match videos.
Take a look at a little Pala Larga if you get a chance. It's the only modality where they hit a pelota with a flat but pretty narrow bat, that weighs 32 ounces (what a lot of baseball players use), but is concentrated into 18 inches. Not as fast as Jai Alai, but pretty fast. And much more difficult to control where the shots are going. Rebotes very difficult, etc.