|, April 29, 2009|
|Topic: Product review|
Discussion: Pitching Masks discussion
My personal belief is that anyone who pitches in Senior Softball should be well aware, up-front, as to what they're exposing themselves to. That, if they do intend to pitch, they need to supply 'themselves' with what ever equipment 'they' deem necessary to safely play the game (and survive w/o injury)! Just like outfielders tend to use larger ball gloves (better reach) than infielders (easier to get the ball out of the glove, quickly), 1st basemen often use different gloves than the rest of the infielders (hooked basket). The rules for equipment standards have been set and the vast majority of players, I've been exposed to, like everything 'except' the HR as an out concept. MY biggest issue is that if after 1, 2, 3, etc. team HRs, the rest (HRs) are going to be considered OUTs...some of us, including me, have to switch to a 'less potent' bat so we're not 'penalized' for accidently hitting the ball too far!! The popular consensus, by most 'true' ball-players (not jealous because they can't hit the ball out of the infield), is to make any 'extra' HRs singles!