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Discussion: pitching arc.

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July 30

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Moved to the villages Florida in Nov. Some 3000 men plus women play softball during the year. One thing that has not changed is that I still have not found an umpire that knows what 12 feet is. I would still like to see the arc 6 t0 10 feet. An ump could easily estimate the height of a pitcher and visualize a yard stick plus a little more over his head. I have been in too many games where the
ump has had a lot to do with the winner and being inconsistent on the high arc.
July 30

1113 posts
gary... lol I've lived in The Villages for 20 years and have seen many great "volunteer" umpires here .. As I'm sure you know not all umpires (even paid ones) have the same strike zone day to day.. what I tell them in my free umpire clinics that I put on 3 times a year is what ever your 6' to 12' strike zone is that day BE CONSISTENT with it the whole game.. in fact come join us 8/15 at Buffalo Glen 9am and maybe you can give us some insight on just where 12' arc is ... c ya there Bill Johnson UIC The Villages Fl.
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