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April 22, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count and new ball

Im 65 and hope we never get that rule. When I got out of the Navy in 73 we used to have infield before the games for both teams in Modesto City league. Why would you want to play if all you care about is to hurry up and get home.( just stay home) Our league games are cut down to 55 minutes. Cant we just have the time to play the game as intended and not have to hurry up about everything. Now some leagues are adding nets to protect pitchers and 1 and 1 counts. How long before we will need a new name for this game that looks a lot like softball maybe we can call it speedball to get the umpires home faster and the tournament over as fast as possible. We had a trial with 1-1 in our league and the board voted it down 9 to 4. Its hard to believe a majority of players voted for this.
March 11, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 on third

I had this discussion with my pitcher last tournament
With the 5th run on third and less than 2 outs I move outfielders in just enouth so they can have a chance to throw the guy out at home on a popup in the outfiels or a line drive caught.
My pitcher argues that with 5 on third and a runner on first we should leave the outfielders deeper to make the batter think about having to hit a long enough fly and perhaps more of a chance for a double play ball.

I don't buy it. You might as well take the outfielders off the field if he can only catch the ball and 5 still scores on a sac fly. Its true most of the time the runner scores but why not have a chance to stop the run with a short fly ball or line drive caught.
I just dont think players are dumb enough to let outfielders playing deeper confuse them enough to mess up their concentration. If its a ground ball you can still turn the DP no matter where the outfielders are.

Can anyone change my mind
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