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Discussion: A thought for the guys......

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Feb. 26, 2009
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
A thought for the guys......
who apparently need to hit the ball hard and far to enjoy softball (even if it is largely due to someone else's R & D), and for whom the integrity of the game doesn't appear to mean much.

Just schedule a bunch of hitting contests to satisfy them, and for those who play the game for the competition (no less than Bill Russell has said "the only statistic that means anything is the final score) let's play the games the way they were designed to be.
Feb. 26, 2009
WOW
197 posts
Thought for you.
Go jump on you trampoline
Feb. 26, 2009
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
The one you use to dunk, and then go home and brag to the grandkids about what you "accomplished"?

How many of you guys would quit the game if it was mandated that all equipment must be wood bats and kapok balls?
Feb. 26, 2009
hitt2
354 posts
Dirty

I'm glad to see you started your own thread.
Too bad it's the same nonsense you've been spewing about R&D. Many of us would continue to play the game with wood bats and so so balls if it was the only game in town. However it's not. We senior have a choice as to the association we participate. The league I play in has no bat restriction or ball issues. Why would I want restrictions when I play tourney ball.
Bottom line this line of thinking is consistent with a Rec player mentality. Itís nice and safe and the challenge is different as are the accomplishment. I've never dunked a basketball or really want to. So using a trampoline has no bearing to the conversations on this board. I could guess when you and your buddies get together to play ball you survey their equipment to ensure R&D won't have an effect on the out come. You use Bill Russell as an example of integrity. In his day he danced with the tool gifted to him. 40+ years later an individual has options as to developing their skills and bring the tools allowed by the game. After reading some of your post Mr. Russell would probably slap the mess out of your mouth and tell you not to bring him up in your conversations. Your not in the game just a curb setter that been rejected and now complains about the game. On the west coast we man up and play ball you whine and took you ball and bat home which is fine, but please stop bagging us that continue to play.
Feb. 26, 2009
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
Since this post is "Dirty's".....I give you "ODE TO DIRTY".....totaly irrelevant to the enjoyment of the game...as is Dirty.

Out of Ohio came an oft spoken twit

who most posters thought... he's just full of s---

The more he wrote...the more came to light

And it all came to pass.....the posters were right :-)

Hey Dirty, Just pulling you chain. Maybe this will even get your post removed.



Feb. 26, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
hitt2, slap the mess out of your mouth, now that's funny.I spit a drink all over my screen.Thanks for the humor to a rather dull day.Good luck this year !
Feb. 26, 2009
GT
Men's 60
162 posts
Just a quick 2 cents. I don't like mandatory equipment. Leave the game alone. When I can't pitch anymore, I am moving to the outfield(those who know me can appreciate this one) lmao.
GT
Houston
PS DBO is just a bad rule. Enough said on that subject.
Feb. 26, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
so your saying b/c the young guys of today can prolly jump higher and block more shots than russell they shouldn't be allowed to b/c they have watched thier nutrition and such to make them seleves better(thru RD).
oh didn't you get cut by the senior team your tried to play for b/c you couldn't play up to par for them.
i'm in aggreement with above poster, about bill russell knocking the taste of your dumb mouth.
Feb. 26, 2009
Husky71
Men's 50
25 posts
Dirty.. You are a absolute downer on this board & you need to find another outlet for your anger & sorry attitude!
Please direct your vile BS elsewhere...
Feb. 26, 2009
WOW
197 posts
Who is Dirty? Gary Who? Who did he play for? Where does he live? Lets expose this doornob..........
Feb. 27, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
Shaker Heights, OH for starters.
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