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Discussion: How about a discussion on ow we think dbos will effect our games? And our assumptions why.

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Dec. 17, 2013
Tim Millette
615 posts
How about a discussion on ow we think dbos will effect our games? And our assumptions why.
1) There will be less missile/rockets hit per game.

A) Because the very powerful hitter know if they cut the ball just a little it's going our of the park so they will adjust to aiming a little more often (when there is no one or just one baserunner) instead of just swinging hard.

B). Because once a team gets to around 2 or 3 homeruns from their limit, the powerful hitters will try many things to keep from WASTING one of the few homers left...pushing the ball, throttling down the bat speed for location instead.

2) There will be more balls hit up the middle (which will put pressure on the official to enforce a batters box)...

A) this will require the younger age groups to play a five man infield more often (thereby adding value to fast outfielders/even if they are not great hitters).

3) Hitters will pull the ball hard less often...

a) reducing the risk of injury to runners and first and third basemen.

4) less powerful teams will be "more able" to compete with the power teams..

a) power teams will have a harder time powering their way past less powerful teams., no more just hit it out then we you get close to the limit and then just hit dead ball walk after dead ball walk to fill the bases.

5) faster/smaller defensive players will have more value.

A) because defense will be more important because the opposition will be trying to keep the ball in the yard more often.

6) big sloths will be less valued (probably why some are crying so much about this dbo rule)

A) there are only so many catcher/AH/1B positions available.

There are a about some more?
Dec. 17, 2013
90 posts
Big sloths like to play softball too.

I don't consider it crying just because you disagree with the DBO.

Are you saying guys who for whatever reason can't run wide open anymore should be exiled from senior softball??

I am not a big sloth but I could be if my wife keeps cooking and baking for Christmas!!!!!!!!!! haha


Dec. 17, 2013
Tim Millette
615 posts
No I am not saying there is no place for slow guys in softball.

I do believe they should only be playing pitcher, catcher, AH, 1b and 3b though.

Dec. 17, 2013
Men's 70
515 posts
DBO topic.

I moved to 3rd base this year from outfield because we had 8 outfielders.

Hey, if the BIG hitters start hitting down and bad bounces happen on the infield, !! There are going to be some guys get hurt bad. You do not have a chance to move with a thousands of a second on a bad bounce.

Dec. 17, 2013
90 posts
Wish I could play all of those positions.

On my 50 team our pitcher was our shortstop a year ago, our third baseman played pro football, our catcher and eh also play in the outfield when needed. All are great fielders.

I play first base and not qualified as a big sloth but do qualify as the old man on the team at 61. LOL

Still run for myself, but after a torn Achilles tendon, but most think I am jogging. haha

There is a place in the game for anyone who has the heart and drive to play.

All of us can't be the all around players that others are we just do the best we can in the game we love.


Dec. 18, 2013
86 posts
I agree with you PattyMac, with that said then why do believe their should be a special rule Hard Hitting HR guys? You tore your achilles but you continue run and adapt to what you have. To me it's like saying we should move the bases to like 50 ft after the 5th inning since we already ran around like 5-10 times. LOL
Dec. 18, 2013
34 posts
Give me 8 PattyMacs and 4 Bruce Fairchilds and I would play anybody.
Dec. 18, 2013
Men's 65
3146 posts
Thanks graphite. I'd be in pretty good company!
Dec. 18, 2013
Men's 55
373 posts
Just wanted to say Mahalo to the SSUSA staff for their update concerning these rule changes (previous article). We get to read the facts and info they had concerning their decisions. Well, just be patient and enjoy the upcoming Birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ! Stay safe n healthy my Braddahs…Aloha, Fabe
Dec. 18, 2013
181 posts
The truth about the Patty Mac & Bruce Fairchild combo team is they would be hard to beat in the AA, AAA, Major or Major +. They can both basehit, hit bombs and, even though they both play the sloth position (1B), they can pick it.

Dec. 19, 2013
34 posts
The best part is you wouldn't have to worry about cursing the officials,back biting their team mates or if they are going to show up.Men of character,dignity and class I'll take every time. ... Merry Christmas to all and safe travels.I have to go now,the fish are biting.............
Dec. 19, 2013
280 posts
1B is obviously no longer the sloth position.....It's now the pitcher, or as SSUSA has said, "put a mask on that mug"!!!
Dec. 21, 2013
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
it seems to me the DBO hr rule should be a mute subject....all of ya's are saying you hardly see the limits hit for hrs way are you complaining about the hr rule.......
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