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Discussion: Quit your whining

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Nov. 30, 2009
spoonplugger
Men's 60
56 posts
Quit your whining
Well mad I have pitched-I am an infielder-I pitch in batting practices for seniors,asa and nsa- I know lots of kids who hit alot harder than most seniors with asa bats . Next: you don't care about your own team just yourself-now if you did care you would let someone pitch and cover the middle who's not slower now and whose reflexes are as good as they used to be- why does your team need to put themselves in a position not to do as good just to satisfy your ego so you can be the pitcher- butch17 & e4/e6: I'm sorry either one of you two haven't played enough softball to ever say it yourself or hear someone else say " hitting that ball is like hitting a sock "- duh!
Nov. 30, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
spoon,
How can you compare hitting a ball to hitting a sock if you have never hit a sock yourself? Of course that would take common sense.You can only imagine it would be like hitting a sock. You are right my 15 or 20 games I play a year doesn't qualify me. I have also played in the outfield in batting practice but that doen't qualify me as an outfielder mr. pitcher. :)
Nov. 30, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
spoon,

By the way you don't need to start a new post everytime you answer. Thanks for your co-operation.
Nov. 30, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
butch17, 15-20 games per year. Now thats funny, i don't care what anybody says. I'll bet the last time you played 15-20 games per year your dad was coaching the team and you were in grade school. Snow coming wed. night for us. Baa Humbug, Give me sunshine and 90 degrees. Lazer Larry
Nov. 30, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Lazer Larry,


Hell I played that many in T-Ball just thought I would add a little humor seems spoon doesnt have any.
Nov. 30, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Lazer,

I think all he would need is join you guys in the parking lot for a little while. That will cheer him up.
Nov. 30, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
butch i knew where you were going with it. But i know the tee wasn't invented that far back. Lazer
Nov. 30, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
butch, i think that miken should start using the square grooves the the pga is getting rid of. Then when we hit the middle we can move the ball aroud the pitcher, thus he is never in danger. Just call me Lazerstein
Nov. 30, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Larry Lazerstein,

You are right about the tee. Give us a reason to work on our trick shots.
Nov. 30, 2009
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Spoon, you are absolutely right. In my 40+ years of playing softball I have never heard anyone use that saying.
You may not want to start a pissing match here Dude.
From what I see so far you may be out classed.
Nov. 30, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
dang a BP pitcher,you must be good.what you don't get,is the equipment we use now in senior ball is a lot hotter than all the other assoc's.
why should someone who has pitched all thier lives have to quit the game b/c we have these dangerous bat/ball combo's.
oh another thing show me a senior who has the reflexes he had in his 30's or even his 40's.its called getting older.
Dec. 1, 2009
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2581 posts
Instead of square grooves we could use Vaseline on the bats, no more spin, just knuckle balls!!
As for the saying, we've used it here in Georgia for 30 years, going back to the SB12.
Dec. 1, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4249 posts
Butch ,
Actually the Tee has a long history going back to
US Patents in:
February 1939 Hammont
May 1949 Hendricks
June 1958 Lerick
January 1970 Morelli et al.
June 1985 Matsuura
September 1986 Vodin
September 1986 Keys
Foreign Patent Documents
Feb., 1935 FR
., 1906 GB
Feb., 1929 GB
Jul., 1935 GB

Some later ones in 2006 as well.
Dec. 1, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
taits, i think butch was around before that. He just looks like he's 35. Have another 60 degree day today, going to hit the links about 11am. Then there saying 1-2" of snow tomorrow, go figure. Here comes winter, come on spring. Lazer
Dec. 1, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Okay guys it was a beautiful day here also. Heres the update just got home from taking batting practice. I had my son pitch and I hit 100 socks and 100 52/275 balls and the 52/275 out performed the socks all 100 times and by a few hundred feet. fielded better just got to me a little quicker than the socks, and could throw it a lot farther.
So in my experiment the 52/275 was the winner.
Taits had to be the Hendricks or Hammont as it was in US about 1956. LOL
Dec. 1, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Forgot to add hit with ultra 2.
Dec. 1, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Humor's very important and let's give a little room to guys just starting
to post on the board.
I remember it was a bit harrowing
and the first time I left out a important word in a sentence I was sure
I was going to be laughed off the page.
That actually did happen
but much later but I'm still kickin'.
Spoon, you're all right and it gets
more comfortable the more you do it.
Keep 'em coming.
You too, Butch.(hee,hee)


Dec. 1, 2009
Bob50
Men's 55
238 posts
You guys are starting to get in the spirit of Christmas. A move in the right direction.
Dec. 1, 2009
Omar Khayyam
958 posts
butch, I appreciate your scientific sampling, but I had an entirely different experience today. I hit a sock and it went 400 feet! The only way I escaped was jumping a fence and his foot was hurting too much to leap on it. Don't think I will ever try hitting a sock again—too dangerous.
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