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randall stuart

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santa rosa, CA

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Men's 55

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Aug. 9, 2005
crayzrj
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home Run Policy

i played in a tourney where our opponebts were playing down. the fences were 268'. they hit 16 homeruns in a row (1-1 rule) the only thing i got out of that game was a literal sore neck watching balls fly over the fence. BORING. a one dimensional game. hey, have a home-run derby. with short fences and hot bats the proportion of home-runs hit in a game become a gross distortion of softball. a one skill demo generally related to size. the advantage of bulk is one facet . to have a truly good game all skills ought to be significant. unlimitrd homeruns only when fences are 350'? then only really gifted players can hit them and homeruns will re-occupy their proper and proportional place in the game and players will have to fully utilize their full basket of skills and the teams will have have to have multiply skilled players to be truly great.
Aug. 6, 2005
crayzrj
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Run Through

hey, maddog. crayzrj here. i'm guessing that your'e the person i'm going to phoenix with in your r.v.(should i use your name?). your e-mail seems to reference my recent experiences re:run-thru rule. well you know what can happen.p.s. i play on three kids teams in my local league, as well fill-in on two others, and my experiences show me clearly and unequivocally that sliding is the way to go. also faithful to the function and intent of the game. as an unexperienced player i can clearly see that run-thru rule alters the game that most of you have been playing since childhood. of course i guess we could change the name of the game. any suggestions.? softballess, noballs, x-boxball, reallysoftball, falseball, postball etc.thanks,crayzrj. see ya in freemont, hopefully, no word yet.
Aug. 2, 2005
crayzrj
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Run Through

month of july, concord tourney i was knocked down by a throw from home to third, struck the side of my face in the middle of my cheek (fortunately) and knocked me right down on my right shoulder. an inch in any other direction and i'd have been in the emergency room.1 month later my left side teeth are still numb due to probably temp. nerve damage.2 weeks later in seattle crossing home plate the catcher stuck his arm out to catch throw home contacted me and injured his arm.can't say how serious but he looked to be in pain. we need to allow sliding! i've only been playing a few years and i'm the team rabbit, and the only injuries i've seen from sliding are raspberries. also had one second baseman cross my wide runthru path and get decked. all these incidents resulted in no penalty to myself, so it wasn't incompetence or cluelessness on my part. sliding would have eliminated these incidents.
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