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#1 Just Jack

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:32 PM

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:39 PM

I wish you could see it better.

And yes, I'd do it.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:58 PM

I played softball for one season with my newlywed bride, on her attorney employers team. Was up to bat and drilled the female pitcher in the ankle. HARD. I realized what had happened by the time I rounded first, and by the time I reached third I felt too bad to keep running. There was no umpire to stop play, and everyone on defense ran to this little cuties aid so I could have had an infield home run, but I held up at third out of guilt. I did get an RBI.

Edited by BUFFALOKIE, 19 April 2017 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:03 PM

Don't forget female faces are fragile

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:11 PM

Don't forget female faces are fragile


I was a pitcher and third baseman. I would be lying if I said I was not scared of a hot ball headed for my noggin.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:37 PM

   I pitched fastpitch softball for 12 years.  Luckily I never had a ball come back at me like that.   On the women's game, she is only about 36-38 feet away from the plate when she let's go of the ball.  



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

I wish you could see it better.

And yes, I'd do it.

Dude.  She's 17.  WTF.  This isn't Canada.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

I pitched fastpitch softball for 12 years.  Luckily I never had a ball come back at me like that.   On the women's game, she is only about 36-38 feet away from the plate when she let's go of the ball.


I'm surprised you don't hear MORE about this.

#9 ricojes

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:15 AM

I played softball for one season with my newlywed bride, on her attorney employers team. Was up to bat and drilled the female pitcher in the ankle. HARD. I realized what had happened by the time I rounded first, and by the time I reached third I felt too bad to keep running. There was no umpire to stop play, and everyone on defense ran to this little cuties aid so I could have had an infield home run, but I held up at third out of guilt. I did get an RBI.

ha ha....It took you all the way to third base to feel guilty?  that is classic!!!  I can see it now...rounding 1st..."Yes, I hit the hell out of that ball"....rounding sencond..."pitcher still down, teammates concerned, I got third easily"...rounding third..."better not be a d!ck, 1 RBI is still good"...

 

That was a great morning laugh, thanks for that.... :w00t:


Edited by ricojes, 20 April 2017 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

ha ha....It took you all the way to third base to feel guilty?  that is classic!!!  I can see it now...rounding 1st..."Yes, I hit the hell out of that ball"....rounding sencond..."pitcher still down, teammates concerned, I got third easily"...rounding third..."better not be a d!ck, 1 RBI is still good"...

 

That was a great morning laugh, thanks for that.... :w00t:

Not to mention that by the time he got to third he probably needed a cigarette anyway.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:38 AM

I played softball for one season with my newlywed bride, on her attorney employers team. Was up to bat and drilled the female pitcher in the ankle. HARD. I realized what had happened by the time I rounded first, and by the time I reached third I felt too bad to keep running. There was no umpire to stop play, and everyone on defense ran to this little cuties aid so I could have had an infield home run, but I held up at third out of guilt. I did get an RBI.

This is an awesome story.  Literally laughing out loud at my desk.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:43 AM

I crushed a line drive in a 3 pitch coed league and it was sailing right for a woman at short's face, so grateful she got the glove up in time to deflect it.

 

Still got my hit.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:14 PM

ha ha....It took you all the way to third base to feel guilty?  that is classic!!!  I can see it now...rounding 1st..."Yes, I hit the hell out of that ball"....rounding sencond..."pitcher still down, teammates concerned, I got third easily"...rounding third..."better not be a d!ck, 1 RBI is still good"...
 
That was a great morning laugh, thanks for that.... :w00t:


It is funnier to read it the way you put it! LOL. The damn ball bounced so hard on think I had to duck under it as I was running to first! I just wish it was my now ex wife on the pitchers mound!

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

I pitched in a highly competitive men's league and in weekend tournaments for 7 years, we (the pitchers) wore masks to protect our faces...I took one off of the thigh once, the bruise lasted two months and you could see the laces, it was awful, I miss it.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:41 AM

If anyone ever played a game at St. Leo's , you'd know that as the sun sets it's directly in the fielder's eye's, making it especially dangerous for the pitcher.  We played there once and this one guy was just smacking line drives right around our pitcher's head, so we walked him his last two times and their team was pissed.  I am sorry but it's hard enough for pitcher to field a line drive, but being blinded by the sun was even worse.  So glad that field no longer exists...



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:46 AM

I pitched in a highly competitive men's league and in weekend tournaments for 7 years, we (the pitchers) wore masks to protect our faces...I took one off of the thigh once, the bruise lasted two months and you could see the laces, it was awful, I miss it.

 

takes a special type to play goalie or catcher...



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

play in the outfield :)



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

play in the outfield :)

 

and wear your cup in the OF