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Re: Softball
« Reply #125 on: July 14, 2011, 03:32:03 PM »
Well, yes, you have to have the CORRECT 8 or 9 show up.   ;D   Then it's fun.

Our industrial league team got a Nationals bid in Florida.   We're figuring out if it's worth it to everyone to make the trip.
Ha! So true. If you've got that one girl or guy who just cannot charge a ball/be aggressive/plaintively hold a glove out - you've got a real problem.   ;D

/best of luck for the road trip. haven't been on one we haven't won, or come home with bruises and a shitload of drunken stories.

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Re: Softball
« Reply #126 on: July 15, 2011, 08:03:45 AM »
/best of luck for the road trip. haven't been on one we haven't won, or come home with bruises and a shitload of drunken stories.

I don't think we'll end up making that trip, but who knows?

The one I regret missing 10 years ago was when our team got a bid to the Men's Modified nationals.  I can only imagine how good the pitching would have been.

Now, I'm about 5 years removed from any fast pitch.  There's no leagues locally, and I can't drive an hour on a weeknight any more.
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Re: Softball
« Reply #127 on: July 16, 2011, 11:15:06 AM »
I haven't played since last year.  I wonder if still know to swing the bat?   :'(

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Re: Softball
« Reply #128 on: July 18, 2011, 05:58:51 AM »
Won our last two games and scored under 10 in each game :o


.....In other news it seems I've become a singles hitter :-[

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Re: Softball
« Reply #129 on: July 18, 2011, 06:11:39 AM »
Won our last two games and scored under 10 in each game :o


.....In other news it seems I've become a singles hitter :-[

Singles seem to win a lot more games.

But, it means you're probably not getting a full extension or turning your top hand over.  Try taking one armed swings with your back hand, mimmicking trying to "throw" the bat through the ball.  Or, if you feel comfortable, drop two fingers off the end of the bat.

Or just stop being a pussy and hit the fucking ball.
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Re: Softball
« Reply #130 on: July 18, 2011, 06:18:18 AM »

Or just stop being a pussy and hit the fucking ball.


 :o ;D

...I'm a line drive hitter and everything has been right over the pitchers head.

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Re: Softball
« Reply #131 on: July 18, 2011, 07:03:36 AM »

 :o ;D

...I'm a line drive hitter and everything has been right over the pitchers head.

That's perfect then.   Don't chage a thing.

I am a line drive hitter too, with the occasional HR that gets up there or finds the gap.
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Re: Softball
« Reply #132 on: July 19, 2011, 05:59:09 AM »
Double header Fri....suppose to be mid 90's and very humid :(

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Re: Softball
« Reply #133 on: July 20, 2011, 07:19:03 AM »
We have the same thing.

We're playing the best team in Rhode Island.  They've lost one game total in two years, tournaments included, I believe.

Could be a quick two games.   ;D
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Re: Softball
« Reply #134 on: July 20, 2011, 07:26:12 AM »
We have the same thing.

We're playing the best team in Rhode Island.  They've lost one game total in two years, tournaments included, I believe.

Could be a quick two games.   ;D


Just make sure you play long enough for the beer to get cold ;D

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Re: Softball
« Reply #135 on: July 20, 2011, 07:45:09 AM »

Just make sure you play long enough for the beer to get cold ;D

We are professionals.  The beer is cold before the game  ;D
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Re: Softball
« Reply #136 on: July 21, 2011, 05:58:49 AM »
We are professionals.  The beer is cold before the game  ;D



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Re: Softball
« Reply #137 on: July 23, 2011, 05:50:16 AM »
Yeah, those games didn't go so well.......we got waxed.  It was 99 degrees at game time.

To make matters worse, a lefty went opposite field to start the game, I did a hook slide and got it on one hop.  Thing, is, the ground was so dry i ripped up the outer part of my right leg again for the 1000th time.

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Re: Softball
« Reply #138 on: July 26, 2011, 05:50:42 AM »
Soooo....my local vitamin shop was out of my usual vitamin packs.they gave me another brand and said "it's the same stuff"....yeah right,it had a fat burner with caffeine in it.did I mention I've never had a cup of coffee in my life? started taking them Thurs.felt weird at dinner and couldn't sleep.
Fri I get to the game and warm up,stretch and throw, no problem.single my first time up.next batter singles to the right side so I go to third.that was it I was a mess.couldn't catch my breath,absolutely drenched in sweat,dizzy and delirious.
played 5 innings in right.one inning I didn't even come back to the bench,just walked off to the side.caught the last two innings and had problems standing up to throw the ball back to the pitcher.
of course I had to lead off the seventh with us down by 2.singled and ended scoring the winning run somehow.


......couldn't play the second game,didn't even finish two beers after the games.just water and Gatorade.

......I think I was either 3-4 or 4-5.

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Re: Softball
« Reply #139 on: July 26, 2011, 06:12:42 AM »
Was it just caffeine or was it that Ma Huang stuff that supposed to mimmick it?  I ask because that stuff makes me feel shitty the same way, but I drink coffee every day.
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Re: Softball
« Reply #140 on: July 26, 2011, 06:21:14 AM »
Was it just caffeine or was it that Ma Huang stuff that supposed to mimmick it?  I ask because that stuff makes me feel shitty the same way, but I drink coffee every day.


I think the caffeine.I really was a mess.must have drank 4 or 5 waters and a large Gatorade.had ice wrapped in a towel over my head and kept pouring the melting water over me.even guys from the other team were coming over and asking me if I as ok.

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Re: Softball
« Reply #141 on: July 26, 2011, 06:32:36 PM »
Oh brother, Clavin got done in by some caffeine....   :-\   C'mon man, i can drink a pot of coffee, pop some ECA and then take a nap.....maybe it's the AAS that caused your "softball seizure....."  ::)

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Re: Softball
« Reply #142 on: July 27, 2011, 06:57:07 AM »
Oh brother, Clavin got done in by some caffeine....   :-\   C'mon man, i can drink a pot of coffee, pop some ECA and then take a nap.....maybe it's the AAS that caused your "softball seizure....."  ::)


I truly hate coffee....the only time I have caffeine is when I have a soda when I'm hungover ;)

....I'm an insomniac anyway so anything that speeds me up fucks me up.

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Re: Softball
« Reply #143 on: July 27, 2011, 07:35:47 PM »

I truly hate coffee....the only time I have caffeine is when I have a soda when I'm hungover ;)

....I'm an insomniac anyway so anything that speeds me up fucks me up.

I thought you were an ECA guy?

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Re: Softball
« Reply #144 on: July 28, 2011, 04:50:38 AM »

I truly hate coffee....the only time I have caffeine is when I have a soda when I'm hungover ;)

....I'm an insomniac anyway so anything that speeds me up fucks me up.
Me too. Always got a supply of caffeine pills on hand, tho. Beer tent Tourney this weekend. Wish me luck.  ;D

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Re: Softball
« Reply #145 on: July 28, 2011, 06:58:48 AM »
I thought you were an ECA guy?


I honestly don't even know what ECA is.

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Re: Softball
« Reply #146 on: July 28, 2011, 07:25:45 AM »
Me too. Always got a supply of caffeine pills on hand, tho. Beer tent Tourney this weekend. Wish me luck.  ;D

Good luck doc.  Enjoy the hangover tournament.
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Re: Softball
« Reply #147 on: August 01, 2011, 05:54:11 AM »
We finished the first half with a 7-4 record.....and got bumped to the best division in our town


.....we got run ruled in a rainstorm Friday night


....ouch 0-2!

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Re: Softball
« Reply #148 on: August 27, 2011, 05:28:26 PM »
Coming up to the league tourney. All in all - shitty season. Lost a lot of games to rain. May was literally a wash, and then it uncannily seemed that game days were scrubbed due to weather. Hope your seasons were better ones.  :)



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Re: Softball
« Reply #149 on: August 27, 2011, 05:59:25 PM »
One league that's been around since the early 60s actually fucking canceled the playoffs this year.  The one that costs me about $30 in gas and parking that I had to drive to Boston to to get to.   Ridicuous.

Industiral USAAA league ended in the semis Tuesday.

Semis for Sunday morning postponed for two weeks due to hurricane and labor.

In other words, my good primate friend, I feel your pain.
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