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Title: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 12, 2011, 12:20:17 PM
Had our first practice Sat....damn my legs hurt!

....season starts in two weeks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 12, 2011, 12:30:47 PM
Most dangerous game in sports.   :D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 12, 2011, 12:35:09 PM
Scrimmage tonight.

League shifted some rules this year, dropping the arc from 6-10 to 3-10, going full USSSA.   Also made the basepaths 70 ft, which I don't care for.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 12, 2011, 12:38:25 PM
Most dangerous game in sports.   :D


Pulled my groin and both hamstrings in my softball lifetime so far >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on April 12, 2011, 12:43:02 PM

Pulled my groin and both hamstrings in my softball lifetime so far >:(

 ::)   All that squating to pee must be wearing on you.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 12, 2011, 12:45:34 PM
Scrimmage tonight.

League shifted some rules this year, dropping the arc from 6-10 to 3-10, going full USSSA.   Also made the basepaths 70 ft, which I don't care for.


We have league supplied bats cuz fools were loading them.we also start with a 1-1 count.

....imagine people loading bats for softball :-\



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 12, 2011, 12:55:13 PM

Pulled my groin and both hamstrings in my softball lifetime so far >:(

Oh got you beat brotha.  Both hammies, MCL, broken fibula, and broken wrist.   :-[


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 12, 2011, 12:57:50 PM
Oh got you beat brotha.  Both hammies, MCL, broken fibula, and broken wrist.   :-[



Still playing ??? ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 12, 2011, 01:09:32 PM

We have league supplied bats cuz fools were loading them.we also start with a 1-1 count.

....imagine people loading bats for softball :-\



I've run into this too.  Shaved bats, rolled bats, illegal bats re-painted.   People can be assholes.   The bats are too dangerous now.  We play USSSA, but limit the bats to ASA.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 12, 2011, 01:41:05 PM
I've run into this too.  Shaved bats, rolled bats, illegal bats re-painted.   People can be assholes.   The bats are too dangerous now.  We play USSSA, but limit the bats to ASA.


We play ASA.


....P.S.this is just a bump so that xxlw8's thread about soccer isn't the top thread :D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 12, 2011, 02:03:46 PM

We have league supplied bats cuz fools were loading them.we also start with a 1-1 count.

....imagine people loading bats for softball :-\



Yeah.  http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=222757.0 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 12, 2011, 02:05:58 PM


Still playing ??? ;D

Taking a break this season for the first time in nearly ten years.  They started to suck me in last year.  Many of my teammates play four or five times a week.  I only officially played on one team, but they started asking me to play during the week.  Got a little out of hand.  It's a friggin religion. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 12, 2011, 02:09:03 PM
Taking a break this season for the first time in nearly ten years.  They started to suck me in last year.  Many of my teammates play four or five times a week.  I only officially played on one team, but they started asking me to play during the week.  Got a little out of hand.  It's a friggin religion. 
It's farkin' great. I'd play every night if I thought my arm would hold out.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 12, 2011, 06:23:25 PM
We had a new guy join the team who is 48 years old.

He hit 2 balls over 370 ft, and one about 350.

These are legit, too.  We have a 300 ft fence with a fifty foot high net like the ones they use at golf driving ranges.  One of his shots went through the net about 10 feet from the top, so you could see where it landed.

Pretty impressive.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: funk51 on April 13, 2011, 09:24:35 AM
softball is for girls and old men my father was still playing it in his sixties.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 13, 2011, 10:19:12 AM
softball is for girls and old men my father was still playing it in his sixties.

There's varying levels.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 13, 2011, 03:03:34 PM
It's farkin' great. I'd play every night if I thought my arm would hold out.

Yeah.  It's a lot of fun. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 13, 2011, 03:04:39 PM
softball is for girls and old men my father was still playing it in his sixties.

How rude!  There are over 40, over 50, over 60, etc. leagues.  Unreal how huge the sport is.  I never knew till I started playing. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 13, 2011, 03:07:03 PM
How rude!  There are over 40, over 50, over 60, etc. leagues.  Unreal how huge the sport is.  I never knew till I started playing. 

I wish fast-pitch would've taken off.  Men's leagues are hard to find around here.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 13, 2011, 03:54:51 PM
I wish fast-pitch would've taken off.  Men's leagues are hard to find around here.

Not me.  I could never hit a curve ball.  Me and Bo Jackson.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 13, 2011, 06:55:07 PM
Not me.  I could never hit a curve ball.  Me and Bo Jackson.   :)

And Pedro Cerrano.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: funk51 on April 14, 2011, 09:05:14 AM
How rude!  There are over 40, over 50, over 60, etc. leagues.  Unreal how huge the sport is.  I never knew till I started playing. 
just kidding with you,  i actually enjoyed playing once i got too old for hardball.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 14, 2011, 09:11:04 AM
And Pedro Cerrano.
He needs to ask Jobu to come and take fear from bats.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 14, 2011, 11:53:23 AM
just kidding with you,  i actually enjoyed playing once i got too old for hardball.

I know. 

Fun game.  I played in some mountain ball games (unlimited arc).  That's like trying to hit a curve ball. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 15, 2011, 09:55:34 AM
I filled in on a woodbat softball team...tough to hit!



.....regular team scrimmage on Sunday....season starts 4/29.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 15, 2011, 10:23:15 AM
I filled in on a woodbat softball team...tough to hit!



.....regular team scrimmage on Sunday....season starts 4/29.

I tried hitting with a wooden bat.  Couldn't do it.  One of my teammates had this huge bat from Chicago that must have been about 40+ oz. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 15, 2011, 04:30:57 PM
I tried hitting with a wooden bat.  Couldn't do it.  One of my teammates had this huge bat from Chicago that must have been about 40+ oz. 
Apparently, Babe used a 48-oz. bat. Pfft. I used one a few years ago - my hands are still ringing. ;D 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 15, 2011, 05:37:57 PM
I filled in on a woodbat softball team...tough to hit!



.....regular team scrimmage on Sunday....season starts 4/29.

I've heard about those in NJ.  Is the ball called a kapoc?

I played in Chicago once with the 16 inch ball they use and no gloves.  Now that sucked.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 15, 2011, 05:59:14 PM
Apparently, Babe used a 48-oz. bat. Pfft. I used one a few years ago - my hands are still ringing. ;D 

 :o  I tried using heavy bats, but I guess I'm not man enough to hit very well with them.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 17, 2011, 02:04:26 AM
Apparently, Babe used a 48-oz. bat. Pfft. I used one a few years ago - my hands are still ringing. ;D  
Louisville Slugger stocks are down due to this confirmation.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 18, 2011, 06:29:43 AM
Haha! practice was in 15-20mph winds going out...had a few balls I thought were easy catches go over my head :(


.....but I did put one out.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 26, 2011, 07:12:51 AM
Season starts Friday night if the weather holds up :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2011, 07:18:11 AM
Double header tonight.  Finally!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 26, 2011, 07:24:45 AM
Double header tonight.  Finally!



Should have a great night for it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2011, 01:19:20 PM


Should have a great night for it.

72 here right now.  Yet some guys will still wear baseball pants.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 26, 2011, 01:43:47 PM
72 here right now.  Yet some guys will still wear baseball pants.

NEVER!!!....shorts always.


.....but I do wear high socks like Under Armour for if I have to slide....outed :-[


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2011, 07:55:40 PM
NEVER!!!....shorts always.


.....but I do wear high socks like Under Armour for if I have to slide....outed :-[

lol me too!  I just bought two more black pairs today.  I leave them down, but pull the right one up to the knee when I'm batting.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 27, 2011, 05:49:06 AM
Suppose to fill in in a wood bat leauge tonight.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 27, 2011, 06:04:06 AM
Suppose to fill in in a wood bat leauge tonight.
That sounds a good night to play right field and hide some drinks outside the foul line so when things get boring you got something to do.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 27, 2011, 06:08:13 AM
That sounds a good night to play right field and hide some drinks outside the foul line so when things get boring you got something to do.


 ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 27, 2011, 09:20:14 AM
Suppose to fill in in a wood bat leauge tonight.

Line drives, line drives, line drives.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 27, 2011, 12:22:26 PM
Line drives, line drives, line drives.



Hahaha,last year when I filled in for 1 game I couldn't hit for shit ;D >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 28, 2011, 08:00:41 AM
One at bat.....the team I filled in for was a bunch of scrubs ;D

....we didn't even score a run :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 28, 2011, 08:04:52 AM
One at bat.....the team I filled in for was a bunch of scrubs ;D

....we didn't even score a run :-\
Probably sipping some spiked punch on the bench, in that case you got got to hit a home run only way to score.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 02, 2011, 06:51:13 AM
Lost our first game of the year.I only went 1 for 3...too jumpy at the plate :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 02, 2011, 07:16:46 AM
Lost our first game of the year.I only went 1 for 3...too jumpy at the plate :-\

Tie a dumbbell to your back foot.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 02, 2011, 07:22:35 AM
Lost our first game of the year.I only went 1 for 3...too jumpy at the plate :-\

slow pitch softball, under-hand?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 02, 2011, 07:39:06 AM
slow pitch softball, under-hand?


Yeah....haha,lunged at the first pitch I saw and popped it up to the infield.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 02, 2011, 07:45:46 AM

Yeah....haha,lunged at the first pitch I saw and popped it up to the infield.

whenever i go to the batting cages i always mess around in the slow pitch softball one.

Its like the easiest one to hit man!  :'( get it together, son!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 08, 2011, 06:44:04 PM
Got our first win Fri night.much better at the plate- 4 for 4.

....2 singles and 2 triples...thats alot of running :-X


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 08, 2011, 09:12:21 PM
Got our first win Fri night.much better at the plate- 4 for 4.

....2 singles and 2 triples...thats alot of running :-X
You just need to hit home runs man and walk.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 09, 2011, 05:45:06 AM
Got our first win Fri night.much better at the plate- 4 for 4.

....2 singles and 2 triples...thats alot of running :-X

Good stuff.

Do you fields have fences or are they open?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 09, 2011, 06:55:30 AM
Good stuff.

Do you fields have fences or are they open?


Fences or 1 would have been a hr.I only hit hrs by accident,I'm a line drive hitter and the fences are 15 feet high.


.....can't tell you how many times a season I hit the fence without it going over :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 09, 2011, 08:08:31 AM

Fences or 1 would have been a hr.I only hit hrs by accident,I'm a line drive hitter and the fences are 15 feet high.


.....can't tell you how many times a season I hit the fence without it going over :-\


I run into the same problem on fenced fields.  Our fences are anywhere from 280 in left to 310 in right center.  The fence is 10 ft high, with golf-range-style nets above.  The HR line is 25 feet up.  I hit the fence due to line drive type stuff, but I've yet to put one over in 3 years.

On open fields, those line drives are home runs.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 09, 2011, 09:23:07 AM

I run into the same problem on fenced fields.  Our fences are anywhere from 280 in left to 310 in right center.  The fence is 10 ft high, with golf-range-style nets above.  The HR line is 25 feet up.  I hit the fence due to line drive type stuff, but I've yet to put one over in 3 years.

On open fields, those line drives are home runs.


Our fields are 290 all around.we have a 3 hr rule.best I ever did was a couple of years ago I put 1 out 3 weeks in a row.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 09, 2011, 09:25:26 AM

Our fields are 290 all around.we have a 3 hr rule.best I ever did was a couple of years ago I put 1 out 3 weeks in a row.
Getting in before SS.  ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 09, 2011, 09:32:43 AM
Getting in before SS.  ::)


It's not 3 pizzas,he doesn't care ;)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 16, 2011, 07:22:34 AM
Another good night either 4-5 or 5-5 depending how it was scored.
the for sure hits were two singles,a triple,and a HR.


.....HR suprised the hell out of me because the fence is at 310 and 15 feet high.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 16, 2011, 07:29:12 AM
Another good night either 4-5 or 5-5 depending how it was scored.
the for sure hits were two singles,a triple,and a HR.


.....HR suprised the hell out of me because the fence is at 310 and 15 feet high.
what size bat you using?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 16, 2011, 07:36:07 AM
what size bat you using?


28.its the heaviest the league has.they supply a 26,27, and 28


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 16, 2011, 12:23:19 PM
you cant bring your own bat?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 16, 2011, 12:32:55 PM

28.its the heaviest the league has.they supply a 26,27, and 28

A lot of big hitters have switched to the 26s.  It's all about batspeed.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 16, 2011, 12:34:10 PM
Another good night either 4-5 or 5-5 depending how it was scored.
the for sure hits were two singles,a triple,and a HR.


.....HR suprised the hell out of me because the fence is at 310 and 15 feet high.

Good job, dude.

49 degrees right now, double header tonight against a tourney team that hasn't lost a game in two years.  Yuck.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 17, 2011, 06:05:43 AM
you cant bring your own bat?


Idiots that take the game to serious were loading their bats ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 17, 2011, 09:54:14 AM

Idiots that take the game to serious were loading their bats ::)

Scum of the earth, IMO.

You can literally kill a pitcher if you do that.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 17, 2011, 09:57:01 AM

Idiots that take the game to serious were loading their bats ::)

Didnt even think of that. Makes sense now.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 18, 2011, 06:37:16 AM
Good job, dude.

49 degrees right now, double header tonight against a tourney team that hasn't lost a game in two years.  Yuck.


How did you guys do ???


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 18, 2011, 10:20:38 AM
Anybody live in Brooklyn ??? I saw they have a coed league for singles.
they put you on a team and make sure it's guy-girl.the rosters fill up quick it looks like.
there is also a bar across the street from the field that gives cheap prices on pitchers of beer!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 18, 2011, 10:32:27 AM
Anybody live in Brooklyn ??? I saw they have a coed league for singles.
they put you on a team and make sure it's guy-girl.the rosters fill up quick it looks like.
there is also a bar across the street from the field that gives cheap prices on pitchers of beer!

is it actual softball players/athletic people or just any single person?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 18, 2011, 10:33:06 AM
is it actual softball players/athletic people or just any single person?


I think a combo of both.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 18, 2011, 10:42:17 AM

I think a combo of both.

I'd imagine it would be a nice place to show up drunk to and not give a f.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 18, 2011, 10:46:18 AM
I'd imagine it would be a nice place to show up drunk to and not give a f.




And hit on the cute chicks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 18, 2011, 10:55:04 AM

And hit on the cute chicks.

I would be in full dbag mode. Swinging for the fences, smacking broads asses, talking trash to my out of shape teamates. It would be gold.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 18, 2011, 11:26:25 AM

How did you guys do ???

Rained out.

And rained out again tonight.   >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 20, 2011, 07:23:21 AM
7:00 tonight if we are not rained out or the field is under water.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 20, 2011, 07:28:26 AM
7:00 tonight if we are not rained out or the field is under water.
What position are you playing now?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: w8m8 on May 20, 2011, 07:31:35 AM
7:00 tonight if we are not rained out or the field is under water.

suh wing .. batta batta  :)

good luck .. knock a few out for me


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 20, 2011, 08:03:36 AM
What position are you playing now?


Wherever they need me in the outfield.
suh wing .. batta batta  :)

good luck .. knock a few out for me


 ;D


.....I'll try ;)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 20, 2011, 04:13:24 PM
What position are you playing now?

Word on the street is that Calvin is a catcher.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 20, 2011, 04:17:34 PM
Word on the street is that Calvin is a catcher.
Are you saying he has been a catcher all along but pretending to be a right fielder?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 20, 2011, 07:59:04 PM
Are you saying he has been a catcher all along but pretending to be a right fielder?

Ain't nothin' right about Calvin.....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2011, 06:25:52 AM
Got a beatdown Fri night.....run ruled.we deserved,we only scored 2 or 3 runs ::)


......I was 1 for 2 with a triple.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 23, 2011, 06:51:56 AM
Gearing up for another rain out....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 23, 2011, 11:18:21 AM
Got a beatdown Fri night.....run ruled.we deserved,we only scored 2 or 3 runs ::)


......I was 1 for 2 with a triple.

How many runs did the women's team you were playing against score?  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2011, 12:00:52 PM
How many runs did the women's team you were playing against score?  ;D


Fuck that! I'm not playing against broads.they play fast pitch!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on May 23, 2011, 12:09:37 PM

Fuck that! I'm not playing against broads.they play fast pitch!

We had a couple really good women in my league.  I told one of them she was not good for my self esteem.   :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2011, 12:10:42 PM
We had a couple really good women in my league.  I told one of them she was not good for my self esteem.   :-\

You play fast pitch ???


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on May 23, 2011, 12:19:40 PM
You play fast pitch ???

Noooo.  Slow pitch.  But those girls played fast pitch college softball.  They are no joke. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2011, 12:29:32 PM
Noooo.  Slow pitch.  But those girls played fast pitch college softball.  They are no joke. 

My friend lives in Boston and they have fast pitch and there are two girls in the league.both pitch.



....he got hit in the back last week by one of them....it left a mark ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 23, 2011, 12:30:09 PM
Noooo.  Slow pitch.  But those girls played fast pitch college softball.  They are no joke. 

Agreed.  I've played with a few who played college ball and they were the real deal.

I played fast pitch for a long time before I moved to the suburbs.  It's a dying art for men, so occasionally they would have to import a girl.  They didn't throw as hard, but they pitched.   Much more off-speed, cutters, drops.....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 23, 2011, 12:31:17 PM
My friend lives in Boston and they have fast pitch and there are two girls in the league.both pitch.



....he got hit in the back last week by one of them....it left a mark ;D

What league?   I used to have to drive to Cambridge (about 40 miles) to play.....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2011, 12:36:14 PM
What league?   I used to have to drive to Cambridge (about 40 miles) to play.....


Not sure,I'll ask next time we talk.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 23, 2011, 12:42:46 PM
Oh dear, don't let an female pitch to these warriors...... ::)






 ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 23, 2011, 12:45:12 PM
Oh dear, don't let an female pitch to these warriors...... ::)
 ;D


Step off!!   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 23, 2011, 09:36:15 PM
Tonight was great.  Sporadic rain, gusting winds.

We dropped the first game 28-25.

In the second inning of the next game, we scored 18 without making a fucking out.  We had 28 by the end of the third inning.

We lost 29-28.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 24, 2011, 07:20:24 AM
Tonight was great.  Sporadic rain, gusting winds.

We dropped the first game 28-25.

In the second inning of the next game, we scored 18 without making a fucking out.  We had 28 by the end of the third inning.

We lost 29-28.


Damn thats alot of runs!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 24, 2011, 07:33:18 AM

Damn thats alot of runs!

It was insane.  We have a 3 HR limit, after that it's an out.  280-310 ft, 10ft high fence, 25-30 ft HR line on the fence.

In the second game, all runs were pretty legit.  Just line drives, hard hit grouders, and bullets high off the fence.

The league switched to USSSA pitching, which lowered the arc to 3-10 ft.  Too easy to hit.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 24, 2011, 07:37:34 AM
It was insane.  We have a 3 HR limit, after that it's an out.  280-310 ft, 10ft high fence, 25-30 ft HR line on the fence.

In the second game, all runs were pretty legit.  Just line drives, hard hit grouders, and bullets high off the fence.

The league switched to USSSA pitching, which lowered the arc to 3-10 ft.  Too easy to hit.


We have the same 3 hr run rule.2 fields are 290 with a 15 ft fence no hr line and one field is 310 with a 15ft fence.


....damn thats a low arc we are 12 feet.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 24, 2011, 04:48:06 PM
Tonight was great.  Sporadic rain, gusting winds.

We dropped the first game 28-25.

In the second inning of the next game, we scored 18 without making a fucking out.  We had 28 by the end of the third inning.

We lost 29-28.
Damn sounds like a basketball score.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 24, 2011, 07:40:22 PM
Damn sounds like a basketball score.

We were calling it a college football game.   ;D



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 27, 2011, 07:17:51 AM
Game at 7:30 tonight.scramble for players,don't know why they schedule us for the holiday weekend.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 27, 2011, 07:35:04 AM
Game at 7:30 tonight.scramble for players,don't know why they schedule us for the holiday weekend.

I hate that.  I happens all the time.  Nothing worse than playing a team you know you can beat, but you're stuck with only 8 or 9.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 27, 2011, 07:36:32 AM
I hate that.  I happens all the time.  Nothing worse than playing a team you know you can beat, but you're stuck with only 8 or 9.


We can play with 9...8 is a forfeit.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 27, 2011, 08:01:10 AM
I hate that.  I happens all the time.  Nothing worse than playing a team you know you can beat, but you're stuck with only 8 or 9.
Call Showstoppa.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 28, 2011, 01:06:19 PM
Call Showstoppa.

I've eased into retirement. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 31, 2011, 06:29:50 AM
Nice win Fri against a team that was 3-1

3 for 4 with two singles and a triple.

....last time up the guy who hit before me pulled his hammy so I tried to crank it cuz he would have never scored.....popped up to the shortstop ::)



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 31, 2011, 08:29:58 AM
Nice win Fri against a team that was 3-1

3 for 4 with two singles and a triple.

....last time up the guy who hit before me pulled his hammy so I tried to crank it cuz he would have never scored.....popped up to the shortstop ::)


Whats your average to date?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 31, 2011, 11:04:21 AM
Whats your average to date?

Not sure.just looked through this thread

1-3
4-4
5-5
1-2
3-4




Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 31, 2011, 11:14:24 AM
Not sure.just looked through this thread

1-3
4-4
5-5
1-2
3-4



Looks like around .535 pretty damn good.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 31, 2011, 12:33:37 PM
Looks like around .535 pretty damn good.

Do it again.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 31, 2011, 12:34:51 PM
Do it again.   ;D


Haha ;D ;)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 31, 2011, 12:38:19 PM
Do it again.   ;D
.236  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 05, 2011, 03:08:54 PM
Damn we stunk it up Friday ::) lost by three.we had a guy get called out cuz he was running the bases and got hit by a ground ball and a double play cuz another guy got thrown out when he didn't tag on a caught fly ball ::)


2-4 single,double.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 13, 2011, 06:39:40 AM
Another loss Friday :(

2 for 4 with 2 singles and robbed of a hit by a diving grab by the second baseman and he flipped to second for the force.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 13, 2011, 06:52:10 AM
Damn we stunk it up Friday ::) lost by three.we had a guy get called out cuz he was running the bases and got hit by a ground ball and a double play cuz another guy got thrown out when he didn't tag on a caught fly ball ::)


2-4 single,double.

Our team turned six double plays in a double header last week.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 13, 2011, 07:02:37 AM
Our team turned six double plays in a double header last week.




Damn thats good!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: OLE BIG on June 14, 2011, 04:32:44 PM
I've eased into retirement. 

Tommy finally cut you, huh?



At least you will still have your fantasy football.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 15, 2011, 11:12:51 AM

Damn thats good!

Fuckers turned 4 more double play in a five inning mercy last night.  We swept one of the tournament teams.  I have no idea what's going on right now  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 17, 2011, 06:42:00 AM
Rainout tonight.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 17, 2011, 09:49:43 AM
Rainout tonight.

That means it will be up here in about 4 hours...


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 17, 2011, 10:01:56 AM
That means it will be up here in about 4 hours...


It poured late last night and this morning.its nice out now but they could never get the fields cleaned up in time.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 24, 2011, 05:55:56 AM

It poured late last night and this morning.its nice out now but they could never get the fields cleaned up in time.



Looks like the same this week :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on June 24, 2011, 07:28:40 PM


Looks like the same this week :(

Talking to yourself again, huh?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 14, 2011, 01:21:31 PM
I hate that.  I happens all the time.  Nothing worse than playing a team you know you can beat, but you're stuck with only 8 or 9.
Actually, I really like those games. You're on the field the whole time, so your batting gets really tight. And, because you're playing without a rover, you're flying all over the outfield diving for outlandish stuff. 'Course, you mostly lose those games...but when you win...it's heaven.   :)

/just got a 30 oz. pst, and you know what that means.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 14, 2011, 03:13:21 PM
Actually, I really like those games. You're on the field the whole time, so your batting gets really tight. And, because you're playing without a rover, you're flying all over the outfield diving for outlandish stuff. 'Course, you mostly lose those games...but when you win...it's heaven.   :)

/just got a 30 oz. pst, and you know what that means.    ;D

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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on July 16, 2011, 11:15:06 AM
I haven't played since last year.  I wonder if still know to swing the bat?   :'(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH 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 :-[


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 19, 2011, 05:59:09 AM
Double header Fri....suppose to be mid 90's and very humid :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH 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


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 21, 2011, 05:58:49 AM
We are professionals.  The beer is cold before the game  ;D



 ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa 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....."  ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa 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?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps 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


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 28, 2011, 06:58:48 AM
I thought you were an ECA guy?


I honestly don't even know what ECA is.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH 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!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps 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.  :)




Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape 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.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: deadz on August 27, 2011, 07:39:40 PM
Womens college softball is the best. I can and do watch it whenever possible.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 29, 2011, 06:42:25 AM
Was on vaca then got rained out on Friday.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 25, 2012, 04:49:07 AM
New season,
destroyed the team we played last night,called after 3 innings.

2 for 3,with a single and a triple.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 25, 2012, 04:54:22 AM
New season,
destroyed the team we played last night,called after 3 innings.

2 for 3,with a single and a triple.
How many foul balls did you hit as the night went on? Grey Goose stepping in.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 25, 2012, 06:39:40 AM
The USSSA league I play in is now providing bats for every team to use.    12 bats, 3 brands / 4 varying weights.

We shall see if the 400+ blasts I've seen are a thing of the past.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 26, 2012, 04:14:06 AM
The USSSA league I play in is now providing bats for every team to use.    12 bats, 3 brands / 4 varying weights.

We shall see if the 400+ blasts I've seen are a thing of the past.
Our league has just given up policing bats. Anything now goes. I figure not much will change. Maybe less protests at the plate.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2012, 04:29:51 AM
Our league has just given up policing bats. Anything now goes. I figure not much will change. Maybe less protests at the plate.   ;D

Lol, true.  Now run out an get an Ultra 2 or something!

We now have some pitchers who wear almost full catcher's gear on the mound.   It looks ridiculous.

You're in Canada, right?  How are your leagues?   I saw on the G&O you mentioned playing baseball too.  I think that's great.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 26, 2012, 06:39:42 AM
Lol, true.  Now run out an get an Ultra 2 or something!

We now have some pitchers who wear almost full catcher's gear on the mound.   It looks ridiculous.

You're in Canada, right?  How are your leagues?   I saw on the G&O you mentioned playing baseball too.  I think that's great.


Chimps gets hit in the chin periodically playing shortstop, afterwards to the bar to kill the pain.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 26, 2012, 07:40:40 AM
Lol, true.  Now run out an get an Ultra 2 or something!

We now have some pitchers who wear almost full catcher's gear on the mound.   It looks ridiculous.

You're in Canada, right?  How are your leagues?   I saw on the G&O you mentioned playing baseball too.  I think that's great.
I sold my Miken years ago, 'cause I couldn't use it in the league. It was okay, tho, as I never really got a comfortable feel for it, if you know what I mean. In the bag is an F4, and my trusty search and destroy PST. I try some of the fancy bats at tourneys, but I usually come back to these two.  

We go to some out-of-town tourneys and I've seen the pitcher's all duded up like you say, but those guys are all tanks and can really slam the ball, so I see why they sometimes need it. Those teams take their ball seriously and don't frequent the beer tent like we do.   ;D

Yup. I'm playing in a regular softball/lob ball  league, and I've joined an over-35s, just to see what's what. Lot's of weekend tourneys, as well.

Best of luck to ya! Have fun.    


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 26, 2012, 07:42:24 AM
Chimps gets hit in the chin periodically playing shortstop, afterwards to the bar to kill the pain.
No chin music, but I still have a knee scar that hasn't fully healed from last August!? What the fark is up with that? And, yes, there always a cooler full of frosties, to help with our post-game analyses.    :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2012, 07:51:15 AM
No chin music, but I still have a knee scar that hasn't fully healed from last August!? What the fark is up with that? And, yes, there always a cooler full of frosties, to help with our post-game analyses.    :)

I played fast pitch for years - bunting, stealing, etc....but since I'm in the suburbs now I'd have to drive 30-40 miles to play.  Just doesn't work, so I play in a 3-10 arc industrial league, and a Sunday morning 6-15 league.

I would love to switch one league for baseball.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 26, 2012, 08:19:40 AM
I played fast pitch for years - bunting, stealing, etc....but since I'm in the suburbs now I'd have to drive 30-40 miles to play.  Just doesn't work, so I play in a 3-10 arc industrial league, and a Sunday morning 6-15 league.

I would love to switch one league for baseball.
Whats the issue cartilage worn out after all the years or ligament tendon problems? I used to play alot of basketball and with heavy squats and all the jumping wore my cartilage out had to cut the basketball off still I do slow squats though have i no pain unless I do ballistic movements.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2012, 09:26:20 AM
Whats the issue cartilage worn out after all the years or ligament tendon problems? I used to play alot of basketball and with heavy squats and all the jumping wore my cartilage out had to cut the basketball off still I do slow squats though have i no pain unless I do ballistic movements.

No physical issues, just time constraints.  Work/home makes it difficult to commit to that type of commute for a game.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 26, 2012, 09:41:02 AM
I played fast pitch for years - bunting, stealing, etc....but since I'm in the suburbs now I'd have to drive 30-40 miles to play.  Just doesn't work, so I play in a 3-10 arc industrial league, and a Sunday morning 6-15 league.

I would love to switch one league for baseball.
Ah, that's real baseball. Kudos. Wouldn't even think about it; I just don't have the speed. Was a game at a softball tourney years back, and I asked the guy besides me who we watching play center field, as he was just was just flat out catching anything in the air. Guy tells me he was in the A's organization somewhere, just in town for a family thingy. Made everyone else look like they were standing still, the difference was that stark. What a beautiful game.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2012, 10:06:33 AM
Ah, that's real baseball. Kudos. Wouldn't even think about it; I just don't have the speed. Was a game at a softball tourney years back, and I asked the guy besides me who we watching play center field, as he was just was just flat out catching anything in the air. Guy tells me he was in the A's organization somewhere, just in town for a family thingy. Made everyone else look like they were standing still, the difference was that stark. What a beautiful game.

True.   What's amazing is that the guy you were watching was friggin' amazing, yet still not able to play at the MLB level (guessing).   The talent level is completely misunderstood - only 600 good enough out of a pool of 500M+ to be playing at any given time.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 26, 2012, 10:20:01 AM
True.   What's amazing is that the guy you were watching was friggin' amazing, yet still not able to play at the MLB level (guessing).   The talent level is completely misunderstood - only 600 good enough out of a pool of 500M+ to be playing at any given time.
Ha! That is exactly what I said to the guy. And I then extrapolated where that would put players like us in the baseball food chain. To the beer tent!       ;D

And that's what most people watching MLB baseball on tv don't get. Those guys make a hard game look easy, when it is far from it, and let's not forget years of practice, and an elite athletic pool.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 26, 2012, 10:51:32 AM
Ha! That is exactly what I said to the guy. And I then extrapolated where that would put players like us in the baseball food chain. To the beer tent!       ;D

And that's what most people watching MLB baseball on tv don't get. Those guys make a hard game look easy, when it is far from it, and let's not forget years of practice, and an elite athletic pool.
Just have fun with it dude a good hobby when you cant do any longer just go to the tent and watch. In my teen years I was a great baseball pitcher fastball from hell still got the trophies. But lost interest went to football.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 26, 2012, 11:08:34 AM
The USSSA league I play in is now providing bats for every team to use.    12 bats, 3 brands / 4 varying weights.

We shall see if the 400+ blasts I've seen are a thing of the past.


Same here but only Easton Synergys 1-26oz,1-27oz,and 2-28oz.


....all will be dead 3/4's through the season :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 26, 2012, 11:13:51 AM

Same here but only Easton Synergys 1-26oz,1-27oz,and 2-28oz.


....all will be dead 3/4's through the season :(
Louisville slugger #36 always worked for me.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2012, 11:57:57 AM

Same here but only Easton Synergys 1-26oz,1-27oz,and 2-28oz.


....all will be dead 3/4's through the season :(

Yes! Synergys is one, Stealth the other, don't know the third.  I did very well with a Synergy last year - bat was balanced, not end heavy, which I like for control.

First game report from 2 other teams is that the bats were jacked.   Our filed averages about 285, (310 for me in RC  >:() ) but the fences on the 285 are 10 feet high, with about 50 more feet of driving range net above that.  The HR stripe is 35 feet up, so it's a good shot.  But I've seen shots clear the entire net (50 ft) at the 300 ft mark, so those are absolute bombs.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 27, 2012, 04:25:31 PM
The USSSA league I play in is now providing bats for every team to use.    12 bats, 3 brands / 4 varying weights.

We shall see if the 400+ blasts I've seen are a thing of the past.

Clever.  Probably the only way you can prevent juiced bats. 

I've retired.   :'(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 27, 2012, 06:40:45 PM
Clever.  Probably the only way you can prevent juiced bats. 

I've retired.   :'(

 :(

Why, my friend?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on April 27, 2012, 07:21:19 PM
:(

Why, my friend?

Haven't had time.  Working and traveling too much.  Life getting in the way. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 28, 2012, 01:55:27 PM
Yes! Synergys is one, Stealth the other, don't know the third.  I did very well with a Synergy last year - bat was balanced, not end heavy, which I like for control.

First game report from 2 other teams is that the bats were jacked.   Our filed averages about 285, (310 for me in RC  >:() ) but the fences on the 285 are 10 feet high, with about 50 more feet of driving range net above that.  The HR stripe is 35 feet up, so it's a good shot.  But I've seen shots clear the entire net (50 ft) at the 300 ft mark, so those are absolute bombs.
Tried a Synergy at a tourney a couple of years ago. It was livid orange and looked like NASA put it together. Stunning. Took a swing and realized the owner farked up a re-grip. Went back to my bats.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 01, 2012, 08:35:26 AM
So we had Synergy (white)/ Stealth and an end loaded Synergy (green).    26-29 oz.

I used the balanced Synergy, 27 oz,  and it was insane.  I hit 4 out last year all season.  Last night hit 3 in my first four AB, although one was called foul (over foul pole, but close) and one was right after we had reached our limit so it was an out.  I'm not an HR hitter - more line drives and placement, with the occasional bomb.  Granted, there was a straight wind to CF and it was chilly, but these bats seemed really good.

All of the line drives in the OF were knuckling back and forth, nothing felt routine.   I played about 10 feet in front of the fence, out of sheer concern for my own well being.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 02, 2012, 04:51:17 AM
So we had Synergy (white)/ Stealth and an end loaded Synergy (green).    26-29 oz.

I used the balanced Synergy, 27 oz,  and it was insane.  I hit 4 out last year all season.  Last night hit 3 in my first four AB, although one was called foul (over foul pole, but close) and one was right after we had reached our limit so it was an out.  I'm not an HR hitter - more line drives and placement, with the occasional bomb.  Granted, there was a straight wind to CF and it was chilly, but these bats seemed really good.

All of the line drives in the OF were knuckling back and forth, nothing felt routine.   I played about 10 feet in front of the fence, out of sheer concern for my own well being.

Sounds like some drug testing is in order!


...rained out last night :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 02, 2012, 07:12:09 AM
Sounds like some drug testing is in order!


...rained out last night :(

lol.  Yeah there's some guys in that league that wouldn't pass, I can assure you.

It was more a case of really good conditions.  What also helps me is I have 6-15 arc on Sun mornings, followed by 3-10 the next day in that league.   So much easier to hit.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 02, 2012, 07:55:58 PM
Sounds like some drug testing is in order!


...rained out last night :(

Maybe it will rain out your golf so you don't shoot another 90 this weekend.   :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 03, 2012, 08:06:39 AM
Maybe it will rain out your golf so you don't shoot another 90 this weekend.   :-\


At least it's suppose to be warmer Sat.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 03, 2012, 12:37:12 PM

At least it's suppose to be warmer Sat.

Freakin 90 here today with high humidity......sucks.  Maybe we should swap locations.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 09, 2012, 05:23:54 AM
Played in the rain last night against a TERRIBLE team.
we won 35-5 and it was called after 3 innings.
the ump said to one of our guys..."Can you please hit two foul balls so we can get the fuck out of here!"


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 09, 2012, 06:48:19 AM
Left work at 4 so I could get to the six o'clock double header.   Turns out my dumb ass didn't look at the schedule and we had the 8 o'clock games.    Hung around for almost two hours, then the rain started pouring at quarter of 8 and we got cancelled.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Option D on May 09, 2012, 10:45:43 AM

We have league supplied bats cuz fools were loading them.we also start with a 1-1 count.

....imagine people loading bats for softball :-\



youre shittin me!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 09, 2012, 12:05:28 PM
youre shittin me!

Nope, it's a big problem, which is why our league provides bats now.

Bats were being "shaved" to make the walls thinner, or illegal bats were getting 300 paint jobs to make them appear legal.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 10, 2012, 01:11:13 PM
Played in the rain last night against a TERRIBLE team.
we won 35-5 and it was called after 3 innings.
the ump said to one of our guys..."Can you please hit two foul balls so we can get the fuck out of here!"
I lost my hat.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 15, 2012, 07:06:04 PM
3rd straight doubleheader canceled.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 16, 2012, 02:15:14 PM
On a thread positive note, we won our first game yesterday. Not gonna be a contender this year - too many new players - but I can see it being a fun season. Obviously, one for personal stats.    8)      ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 17, 2012, 05:13:19 AM
Obviously, one for personal stats.    8)      ;D

My industrial league has old guys who keep stats and got someone to launch a website.   It actually calcs OBP/OPS/SLG etc.....   You can click on a name and it shows you a breakdown by game for any player.   Completely unexpected and very cool.

Of course, now that this is out there, it will now lead to irrational agitation when a line drive that nicks the second baseman's outstetched glove is ruled an error, or when two of your doubles get put in as singles.   Just speculating what might happen, of course.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 17, 2012, 06:21:26 AM
3rd straight doubleheader canceled.


4 games,2 rainouts.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 18, 2012, 04:59:03 AM
On a thread positive note, we won our first game yesterday. Not gonna be a contender this year - too many new players - but I can see it being a fun season. Obviously, one for personal stats.    8)      ;D
You got to adjust your stance to hit to right field weak mofos over there and the bar is nearby.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 18, 2012, 03:39:17 PM
You got to adjust your stance to hit to right field weak mofos over there and the bar is nearby.
Ha! I'm a straight-pull hitter. I just motion for the center- and right-fielder to sit down. Only failed them 5x in 20 years.    :-\       ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 18, 2012, 03:41:47 PM

4 games,2 rainouts.
Fark! I remember last year: we lost almost all of our May games to either rain, or soft fields.  >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 18, 2012, 08:54:59 PM
Ha! I'm a straight-pull hitter. I just motion for the center- and right-fielder to sit down. Only failed them 5x in 20 years.    :-\       ;D
Fark nice job .423.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 23, 2012, 09:16:29 AM

4 games,2 rainouts.

Update....5 games and we've only played two because of the rain >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 23, 2012, 09:35:04 AM
Update....5 games and we've only played two because of the rain >:(

Update - DH canceled again last night.    Three straight weeks for that league.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 24, 2012, 02:08:07 PM
Fark! You guys are having some hard luck. Take some comfort in my deserved 1-3 record. And errors!? Let me tell you about errors.     ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 24, 2012, 03:03:50 PM
Fark! You guys are having some hard luck. Take some comfort in my deserved 1-3 record. And errors!? Let me tell you about errors.     ;D

Do tell.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 24, 2012, 03:39:59 PM
Do tell.
Ha! Last game: man on 2nd. our (good) short, makes a soft stop, looks back the guy at 2nd, rifles it to me at 1st (don't ask), there's an easy out; the guy at second then decides he's gonna go, I throw to third...I'm there by 10'; the 3rd muffs it at the feet and is turning circles looking everywhere for it, and we all just turn back to our posts in resignation. That's gonna be our season.  :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 24, 2012, 04:24:32 PM
Yup, that's a tough one.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 24, 2012, 06:48:12 PM
Ha! Last game: man on 2nd. our (good) short, makes a soft stop, looks back the guy at 2nd, rifles it to me at 1st (don't ask), there's an easy out; the guy at second then decides he's gonna go, I throw to third...I'm there by 10'; the 3rd muffs it at the feet and is turning circles looking everywhere for it, and we all just turn back to our posts in resignation. That's gonna be our season.  :-\
Your batting average this season?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 25, 2012, 05:08:42 AM
Yup, that's a tough one.



Makeup game Sunday at 7!!!

....hope we have enough players :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 25, 2012, 05:16:26 AM


Makeup game Sunday at 7!!!

....hope we have enough players :-\

Memorial Day weekend make up games are stupid.   Somebody always forfeits.

We have to make up one league on Friday.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on May 25, 2012, 02:43:49 PM
So I'm getting the hard sell to start playing again, with the understanding that I cannot commit to playing full time.  Probably going to do it.   :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 25, 2012, 08:39:34 PM
So I'm getting the hard sell to start playing again, with the understanding that I cannot commit to playing full time.  Probably going to do it.   :-\


Don't stop until you absolutely have to.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on May 26, 2012, 11:17:51 AM

Don't stop until you absolutely have to.

Yeah.  I'm probably going to get sucked back in.  Funny because I was just mentioning it the other day in this thread.  I haven't picked up a bat or my glove for over 18 months.  But I guess it's like riding a bike? 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 26, 2012, 01:19:29 PM
Any of you studs go to your local batting cage? Just to keep thehand/eye fresh?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on May 26, 2012, 02:21:28 PM
I used to go before I retired.  I always have a hitaway, but I think it's broken? 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 26, 2012, 02:29:37 PM
 I go once in a blue.

IMO, you either have the bat speed or you don't.

 My local place has 60mph machine, but its like 20 feet away. So to pump my ego i always remind myself that since it so close, its the equivalent of hitting a 90mph fb pitch from 60ft out. Lol. Or not.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 26, 2012, 02:46:38 PM
Yeah.  I'm probably going to get sucked back in.  Funny because I was just mentioning it the other day in this thread.  I haven't picked up a bat or my glove for over 18 months.  But I guess it's like riding a bike?  
It is. But it'll still take you a game or two to get your head right in the batter's box. Welcome back!    :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 26, 2012, 02:49:26 PM
Any of you studs go to your local batting cage? Just to keep thehand/eye fresh?
Only a couple of times, at tourneys. Put the beer on the coin thingy and start swinging. Start laughing. Step outside while my buds take their turns. Laugh even harder.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on May 26, 2012, 02:52:54 PM
Only a couple of times, at tourneys. Put the beer on the coin thingy and start swinging. Start laughing. Step outside while my buds take their turns. Laugh even harder.    ;D

Lol yep.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 26, 2012, 05:12:30 PM
Any of you studs go to your local batting cage? Just to keep thehand/eye fresh?

I swing once a week at fast pitch every friday over the winter.  I am a member at a baseball academy and I swing while my son takes a weekly clinic.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 26, 2012, 06:28:14 PM
Chimps hasnt give us his avg yet.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on May 27, 2012, 11:35:33 AM
It is. But it'll still take you a game or two to get your head right in the batter's box. Welcome back!    :)

Thanks.  I'll post an update on my rustiness and injuries.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 29, 2012, 07:17:29 AM
Have a game tonight at 6...thunderstorms are suppose to start around 5....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 30, 2012, 01:25:33 PM
Chimps hasnt give us his avg yet.
No idea. Pretty good, I'd guess. Last night: hr, db, single.  Got spanked, tho.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 30, 2012, 01:50:51 PM
No idea. Pretty good, I'd guess. Last night: hr, db, single.  Got spanked, tho.

nobody asked about your visit with Basille, bro.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 30, 2012, 05:24:15 PM
nobody asked about your visit with Basille, bro.
Et tu, Show?    ;D

*dials therapist. requests double session* 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on May 30, 2012, 06:21:25 PM
lol


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 31, 2012, 07:22:08 AM
We won Tues by 9.

1 for 2 with 2 walks...single was cheapy up the middle.after 2 walks I was jumping at the ball :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 31, 2012, 07:29:51 PM
We won Tues by 9.

1 for 2 with 2 walks...single was cheapy up the middle.after 2 walks I was jumping at the ball :-\

.500 in softball and shooting a 94 on a regular basis in golf?  You are done.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 01, 2012, 03:56:55 AM
.500 in softball and shooting a 94 on a regular basis in golf?  You are done.

But it's a .750 OBP.   There is hope.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Dos Equis on June 03, 2012, 04:31:13 PM
Good return to the field.  2-2, walk, no errors, threw a guy out at the plate from left center.  Best part:  no injuries.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 04, 2012, 06:59:28 PM
4-4        Yet another loss.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 05, 2012, 08:28:49 AM
Et tu, Show?    ;D

*dials therapist. requests double session* 
.avg this year?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 05, 2012, 09:26:51 AM
.avg this year?
No idea. I think I've failed to reach base 2x in six games. Fun tourney this Sat. Nothing like swinging for the fences every at-bat, fueled only by Coors Light and hot dogs. By the third game it's like the Blazing Saddles campfire scene in our dugout.    ;D  


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 06, 2012, 05:56:49 PM
Won our second game of the season. WOOT!   

/5-5 for mr nobody. but the last hit was shitty and forced out the runner from 1st.  :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 07, 2012, 04:06:15 AM
Bottom of the last inning tied, first and third, one out.   In my mind, there is nothing I could do to not get the run in.

Slightly outside pitch, easy, opposite field swing, banana line drive glides over the LF's head, one hops the fence...game over....

.....errrr except I got called out for stepping in front of the plate.


Fortunately we won in the next two AB.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 07, 2012, 05:37:11 AM
Won our second game of the season. WOOT!   

/5-5 for mr nobody. but the last hit was shitty and forced out the runner from 1st.  :-\
Just keep that chin down at shortstop dont get popped in the eye.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Option D on June 07, 2012, 10:35:42 AM
Bottom of the last inning tied, first and third, one out.   In my mind, there is nothing I could do to not get the run in.
Slightly outside pitch, easy, opposite field swing, banana line drive glides over the LF's head, one hops the fence...game over....
.....errrr except I got called out for stepping in front of the plate.
Fortunately we won in the next two AB.
Those Mother Fuckers...
In high school.. i played RB and LB... When i would break a long run... that shit was goin on the highlight tape... regardless of the hold call... hahahahaha


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on June 07, 2012, 01:15:12 PM
Those Mother Fuckers...
In high school.. i played RB and LB... When i would break a long run... that shit was goin on the highlight tape... regardless of the hold call... hahahahaha

How many TD's was it you scored in one game at Polk High, Al ?  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Option D on June 07, 2012, 01:21:04 PM
How many TD's was it you scored in one game at Polk High, Al ?  ;D

2....my punk ass coach was a fuckin hater. I didnt clarify.... i didnt play Tail back.. I was a Fullback... Didnt get a lot of carries...So if i broke one... it was because of a hold or a missed tackle.. IF i scored... it was from breaking a long run.

This is me back in the day...


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on June 08, 2012, 10:56:40 AM
2....my punk ass coach was a fuckin hater. I didnt clarify.... i didnt play Tail back.. I was a Fullback... Didnt get a lot of carries...So if i broke one... it was because of a hold or a missed tackle.. IF i scored... it was from breaking a long run.

This is me back in the day...

Thats not Lorenzo Neal.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 09, 2012, 01:52:19 PM
Bounced from tourney; lost our first two games. Just too many defensive errors. Batting was okay. 

Negative: Came screaming around second going for third, and fell down like a piece of furniture. Had to scramble  back to second, all farked up.

Positive: Saw our center fielder field a ball at the fence, wheel around, and gun a dead strike to home plate to nail the guy by 10.' Never seen a throw like that. Fark me. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on June 09, 2012, 05:46:47 PM
Bounced from tourney; lost our first two games. Just too many defensive errors. Batting was okay. 

Negative: Came screaming around second going for third, and fell down like a piece of furniture. Had to scramble  back to second, all farked up.

Positive: Saw our center fielder field a ball at the fence, wheel around, and gun a dead strike to home plate to nail the guy by 10.' Never seen a throw like that. Fark me. 

Saw the "negative" was your walker slipping in the mud and the "positive" was what someone else did?  :-\








 ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 09, 2012, 10:06:55 PM
Saw the "negative" was your walker slipping in the mud and the "positive" was what someone else did?  :-\








 ;D
LOL


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on June 09, 2012, 11:57:29 PM
Bounced from tourney; lost our first two games. Just too many defensive errors. Batting was okay. 


Tough break, Eh?  :D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 10, 2012, 04:09:03 AM
Saw the "negative" was your walker slipping in the mud and the "positive" was what someone else did?  :-\


 ;D
Meh. I could have mentioned my homers or perfect fielding, but that's average. What this guy did made me stop and stare.     ;)

/the fall, on the other hand, was as ungraceful as you could get. no kung-fu roll, that's fer sure.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 10, 2012, 04:13:10 AM

Tough break, Eh?  :D
Well, you throw together a team for a tourney and sometimes it works...most times it falters with the weaker players. I lost count on how many I fielded and sent on to the infield only to see the ball get thrown to the wrong bag or over/poorly thrown. I just turn around and get set for the next batter. What are ya gonna do?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: 2ND COMING on June 10, 2012, 04:26:29 AM
Drinking...drinking always eases the pain.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 10, 2012, 05:02:53 AM
Well, you throw together a team for a tourney and sometimes it works...most times it falters with the weaker players. I lost count on how many I fielded and sent on to the infield only to see the ball get thrown to the wrong bag or over/poorly thrown. I just turn around and get set for the next batter. What are ya gonna do?
Right field next to the bar.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 10, 2012, 07:28:29 AM
Drinking...drinking always eases the pain.  ;D

Right field next to the bar.  ;D

Softball and beer are paired like peanut butter and jelly. What a beautiful game.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on June 10, 2012, 08:11:24 AM
Softball and beer are paired like peanut butter and jelly. What a beautiful game.   ;D

Perhaps you are allergic to the peanut butter and partaking too much of the jelly?  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 10, 2012, 09:04:51 PM
Perhaps you are allergic to the peanut butter and partaking too much of the jelly?  ;D
Busted!   :'(          ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 13, 2012, 05:49:01 PM
Another loss. 3-4. Ran into the fence in left going for a foul. Crushed my forearm. Feels all farked up: nerve maybe; maybe the bone. I guess I'll know when I wake up. Where's that Show with my damned walker?    ;D

EDIT: Had slow, controlled workout. Nothing broken, but whatever stuff is between my ulna and radius got its ass handed to it. Next game...SUNDAY,SUNDAY, SUNDAY.    :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 13, 2012, 06:56:41 PM
Another loss. 3-4. Ran into the fence in left going for a foul. Crushed my forearm. Feels all farked up: nerve maybe; maybe the bone. I guess I'll know when I wake up. Where's that Show with my damned walker?    ;D
Sorry dude shit happens...


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 19, 2012, 07:32:10 AM
Finally have a game tonight after 3 weeks of rainouts!


....good thing I sprained my ankle on Friday ::) >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 20, 2012, 06:05:26 AM
Didn't play because of my ankle >:(

we crushed again.we've played 5 games and run ruled every team.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 20, 2012, 11:40:27 AM
Didn't play because of my ankle >:(

we crushed again.we've played 5 games and run ruled every team.
Bunch of old cripples up in this board. Took 2000mg of Aleve before last night's game. Played fine. Couldn't feel a thing.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 20, 2012, 12:57:06 PM
Bunch of old cripples up in this board. Took 2000mg of Aleve before last night's game. Played fine. Couldn't feel a thing.    ;D


My foot is the size of a softball :-X


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 20, 2012, 01:34:00 PM

My foot is the size of a softball :-X
Cripes. That sucks. Is that gonna lay you out for long? 3 weeks of no games and now this nonsense.  Play catcher, 1st?   :-\



Aside: Couple games ago, a bud shot me the bat he just popped up with. Problem was the sun was in my eyes - barrel came down right on my big toe. Next day, it looked like Fred Flintstone's.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 21, 2012, 02:07:19 PM
Bunch of old cripples up in this board. Took 2000mg of Aleve before last night's game. Played fine. Couldn't feel a thing.    ;D
Fark dont give up yet.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 22, 2012, 04:39:57 AM
Cripes. That sucks. Is that gonna lay you out for long? 3 weeks of no games and now this nonsense.  Play catcher, 1st?   :-\



Aside: Couple games ago, a bud shot me the bat he just popped up with. Problem was the sun was in my eyes - barrel came down right on my big toe. Next day, it looked like Fred Flintstone's.    ;D

Hopefully good to go Tuesday...battle of 2 undefeated...the guy playing my outfield spot can hit but he's so slow it looks like he's running in mud when he's chasing a fly.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 22, 2012, 07:02:53 AM
Bunch of old cripples up in this board. Took 2000mg of Aleve before last night's game. Played fine. Couldn't feel a thing.    ;D

I'm on 4 a day.   Playing through two ac joint separations.  

I don't feel it too much playing, but turning the wheel of a car and if I sleep on either the wrong way......ouch.

We play one of the top three teams in the state of RI next week.  Looking forward to the challenge, but expecting to get swept.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 22, 2012, 09:50:52 AM
I'm on 4 a day.   Playing through two ac joint separations.  

I don't feel it too much playing, but turning the wheel of a car and if I sleep on either the wrong way......ouch.

We play one of the top three teams in the state of RI next week.  Looking forward to the challenge, but expecting to get swept.
Hey, have fun, eh? And, you never know, sometimes the team just really comes together; or, the other team falls apart.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 22, 2012, 10:01:33 AM
Hey, have fun, eh? And, you never know, sometimes the team just really comes together; or, the other team falls apart.    ;D

We have to be perfect and they have to make mistakes.  They usually just place the ball where they want it, and use their HRs when the bases get full (3 HR limit per game).

We have a 14 team league, where 4-5 are "A" travel/tourney teams.  We are the best of the next level.  We have beaten a bunch of the A teams, but this one is like an A+, if that makes any sense.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 22, 2012, 10:34:21 AM
We have to be perfect and they have to make mistakes.  They usually just place the ball where they want it, and use their HRs when the bases get full (3 HR limit per game).

We have a 14 team league, where 4-5 are "A" travel/tourney teams.  We are the best of the next level.  We have beaten a bunch of the A teams, but this one is like an A+, if that makes any sense.

We play in the weaker division but as soon as the makups are over that will change...the city champ usually comes from that side....our last game we had other teams come to watch us.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 25, 2012, 11:41:45 AM
Double header tomorrow night at 7 and 8.....game at 7 is against the only other team that doesn't have a loss.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 27, 2012, 04:47:08 AM
Lost our first game of the year last night.gave up 9 in the first and could never catch up.
I haven't swung a bat in 5 weeks....first time up a weak grounder to the pitcher....second time up I hit a bomb.the right center took two steps then watched go out....third time up a pop up to the second baseman.

we run ruled the team in the second game.I sat it out and had a six pack down before the game was over :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 27, 2012, 06:42:46 AM
Nice work on the bomb, Calvin.


So, we actaull beat that tourney team last night in the first game.  They, for some reason, burned all their HRs in the first two innings, and one was a solo shot.  We trailed 10-2 after 2 but were able to shut them down as some of their line drives found our gloves.  Turning point in the 4th we scored 6 with two outs to go up 15-10, and won 19-11.

Then, I guess they woke up and hit lasers all over the field, with one measured 400 ft bomb, and we were mercied 24-11 after 15.   All in all, a big win for us.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on June 27, 2012, 10:02:55 AM
Lost our first game of the year last night.gave up 9 in the first and could never catch up.
I haven't swung a bat in 5 weeks....first time up a weak grounder to the pitcher....second time up I hit a bomb.the right center took two steps then watched go out....third time up a pop up to the second baseman.

we run ruled the team in the second game.I sat it out and had a six pack down before the game was over :)

 ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 27, 2012, 05:39:04 PM
Another loss. Underwhelming, yet again. Fielding fine, but oh my brothers, 1-4.      :-[


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 27, 2012, 11:43:05 PM
Another loss. Underwhelming, yet again. Fielding fine, but oh my brothers, 1-4.      :-[
FARK


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 28, 2012, 06:05:04 AM
Makeup game on Sun....gonna be in the 90's%!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 28, 2012, 06:44:11 AM
Makeup game on Sun....gonna be in the 90's%!
On really hot days, I put my golf umbrella in my ballbag. People laugh, but after an inning or two, it's not so funny anymore, and they try steal some shade.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 28, 2012, 06:50:53 AM
I put my golf umbrella in my ballbag

I think bradistini posted a .gif of this once.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 02, 2012, 08:11:17 AM
Won last night.I was 1-1 with 2 walks.


...we ended the game with a triple play :o


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on July 04, 2012, 10:45:42 PM
On really hot days, I put my golf umbrella in my ballbag. People laugh, but after an inning or two, it's not so funny anymore, and they try steal some shade.    ;D
This sounds weak.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 06, 2012, 11:21:01 AM
I think we won last night, but can't be sure. Both teams played poorly, and when the last out was called we fived real fast and ran, RAN, for the cars - the mosquitoes were lethal.  2-4     :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 06, 2012, 11:43:24 AM
This sounds weak.
I guess it does. Dealt with some melanomas 5 years back. I now totally err on the side of (over)caution, these days. If it costs me some cool points, I'm ok with that.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on July 06, 2012, 12:29:25 PM
I guess it does. Dealt with some melanomas 5 years back. I now totally err on the side of (over)caution, these days. If it costs me some cool points, I'm ok with that.   
Keep a check on them melanomas. They may come back


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 06, 2012, 12:48:20 PM
Keep a check on them melanomas. They may come back
I'm pretty vigilant. I have a few marks where it looks like all the top layers of skin have been 'burned' off leaving the under stuff exposed. So far, they haven't changed in appearance.   :)

/oh, and your beer stays cooler under an umbrella, so there's that.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 11, 2012, 04:49:28 AM
Won again,something like 9-4

...eeewww 0-3..hit 2 ropes but right at people :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 12, 2012, 03:22:34 PM
Won last night against a sleeping Miken-sponsored 'SPIN' team. We played well, no real mistakes, and they were complacent and popped them up a lot, and weren't aggressive on the base paths.  I am under no illusions, tho -ie. if they wanted to get really serious, the outcome might be very different. Fun game, and they're all good people.

/2-3   with a nice tater


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 12, 2012, 05:11:13 PM
Won last night against a sleeping Miken-sponsored 'SPIN' team. We played well, no real mistakes, and they were complacent and popped them up a lot, and weren't aggressive on the base paths.  I am under no illusions, tho -ie. if they wanted to get really serious, the outcome might be very different. Fun game, and they're all good people.

/2-3   with a nice tater

Nice work, my fellow primate.

It's always nice to beat a sponsored team.   How far are your fences, or do you play without them?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 13, 2012, 05:59:09 AM
Nice work, my fellow primate.

It's always nice to beat a sponsored team.   How far are your fences, or do you play without them?
Two of our ballparks have the standard field distance and set-up, but we do play the occasional game on a field behind a schoolhouse, and that field can't be more than 200-10. I remember, years back, being in right, and watching at least 5 balls sail over my head. At one point, I just sat down with my glove beside me. Not much else I could do.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: deadz on July 13, 2012, 03:51:37 PM
Womens college softball FTW :P


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 14, 2012, 04:18:41 PM
Going to play tomorrow after two week layoff (1 week for 4th, 1 week skipped to see if cortisone injection in shoulder helps).


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 17, 2012, 06:38:38 AM
Tied yesterday. One great inning where we played great, only to defensively collapse in the bottom of the 7th. Comedy of errors.   :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 17, 2012, 06:57:28 AM
Tonight starts our second half...we've been bumped to the better division.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 17, 2012, 07:11:34 AM
Beat another "A" team last night in the first game.

Second game, down one, top 7 one on and the guy at the end of the order hits into a double play.  Our leadoff hitter then lined out to end it.  I was on deck, and getting totally jazzed to tie the game or put us up.   It's like blue balls when the last out happens.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 17, 2012, 05:09:28 PM
Hey! Good luck to our better softball players. Solid, lads!   :)  

/tried the synergy. crap. went back to the f4.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 17, 2012, 07:51:51 PM
Was the synergy broken in?   Need about 100 good hits.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 18, 2012, 09:28:39 AM
We beat one of the best teams in the league last night.
our infield d was nasty.saved us a bunch of runs.

1-3 again! hit the crap out of the ball,just at people :-\

I was on base all three times cuz they coudn't handle the shots.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on July 18, 2012, 01:53:54 PM
Tied yesterday. One great inning where we played great, only to defensively collapse in the bottom of the 7th. Comedy of errors.   :-\
Fark a Tie play all night and nothing


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 25, 2012, 05:06:03 AM
Lost 20-18 to a good team.

...I still cant hit for shit :'(....kept hitting shots back to the pitcher.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 25, 2012, 06:44:21 AM
Lost 20-18 to a good team.

...I still cant hit for shit :'(....kept hitting shots back to the pitcher.

Move your front foot 3-5 inches outward, and make sure your top hand is open, and try to pull everything until it corrects.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 25, 2012, 07:00:57 AM
Move your front foot 3-5 inches outward, and make sure your top hand is open, and try to pull everything until it corrects.

Between short and second is my power alley.


....just no elevation on my hits >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 25, 2012, 07:13:26 AM
Between short and second is my power alley.


....just no elevation on my hits >:(

Probably turning over too much.   Make sure your middle knuckles line up.  Many who try this feel like their top hand should be more close, as this forces the palm to face forward, but it's correct.  Give it a shot.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 25, 2012, 08:21:04 AM
Probably turning over too much.   Make sure your middle knuckles line up.  Many who try this feel like their top hand should be more close, as this forces the palm to face forward, but it's correct.  Give it a shot.


My knuckles are lined up >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 25, 2012, 09:34:31 AM

My knuckles are lined up >:(

I've found a lot of hitters think that, but are lining up the wrong ones.  They have their top hand's  second "door knocking" knuckles lining up with their bottom hand's third (punching) knuckles.

Ask someone to make a batting grip without a bat.  They almost always do this.




Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 26, 2012, 06:07:41 AM
I've found a lot of hitters think that, but are lining up the wrong ones.  They have their top hand's  second "door knocking" knuckles lining up with their bottom hand's third (punching) knuckles.

Ask someone to make a batting grip without a bat.  They almost always do this.




I'll pay closer attention next week....thanks


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 26, 2012, 02:26:15 PM
I won't offer any hitting tips, Cal. Always found hitting slumps were like headaches - they only go away when you stop thinking about them. Go have some laughs and fun; the hits will come.   :)

/game rained out tonight


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 27, 2012, 06:27:36 AM
I've found a lot of hitters think that, but are lining up the wrong ones.  They have their top hand's  second "door knocking" knuckles lining up with their bottom hand's third (punching) knuckles.

Ask someone to make a batting grip without a bat.  They almost always do this.




Pretty sure you're right...was holding the bat last night and it felt weird with the knuckles lined up.

...must of started to slide my top hand forward and not known it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 27, 2012, 06:31:25 AM
Pretty sure you're right...was holding the bat last night and it felt weird with the knuckles lined up.

...must of started to slide my top hand forward and not known it.

Yeah, once you get used to it, you'll see it's easier to extend and drive your wrists through.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 30, 2012, 05:02:29 AM
Yeah, once you get used to it, you'll see it's easier to extend and drive your wrists through.


Lol,fuck,took some funky swings at the cage yesterday!

...even swung and missed a couple :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 30, 2012, 06:29:12 AM

Lol,fuck,took some funky swings at the cage yesterday!

...even swung and missed a couple :-\
Drop a finger off the end of the bat?   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 30, 2012, 07:23:36 AM
Drop a finger off the end of the bat?   


Grip felt funny....after my second token at the cage I started hitting better.

....we'll see tomorrow night ;)...just sucks cuz last year I hit the crap out of the ball and was usually 3,4,or 5 in the lineup and this year I'm buried...and I deserve to be :-\ :'(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 30, 2012, 07:47:34 AM

Grip felt funny....after my second token at the cage I started hitting better.

....we'll see tomorrow night ;)...just sucks cuz last year I hit the crap out of the ball and was usually 3,4,or 5 in the lineup and this year I'm buried...and I deserve to be :-\ :'(
Hope it comes back around. Keep loose. Give the bat an extra waggle while setting up. And remember to breathe through your eyelids, like the lava lizards.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 30, 2012, 07:52:09 AM
Hope it comes back around. Keep loose. Give the bat an extra waggle while setting up. And remember to breathe through your eyelids, like the lava lizards.  ;D


Lol,if don't hit well tomorrow I might just do a couple of shots pre-game :D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 01, 2012, 04:21:16 AM
Yet another loss. Hitting well, so that massages the ego a bit. Lob ball tourney this weekend. Should be interesting as I haven't seen a lobbed ball in a year.  Nothing like being at the plate with the count already 1-1 and taking that first huge swing-and-a miss to get you gripping your bat too tightly for maybe your last pitch.   ;D   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 01, 2012, 07:39:45 AM
You're playing modified/fast pitch, Chimpsy?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 01, 2012, 09:36:46 AM
You're playing modified/fast pitch, Chimpsy?
Regular league is slo-pitch. This upcoming tourney is lob ball. Might make a solid mediocre fast pitch player. A man's gotsta to know his limitations.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 01, 2012, 10:09:29 AM
Regular league is slo-pitch. This upcoming tourney is lob ball. Might make a solid mediocre fast pitch player. A man's gotsta to know his limitations.    ;D

Gotcha.  I'll admit I don't know the difference between slo-pitch and lob ball.  I thought they were the same thing.   What is lob ball?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 01, 2012, 11:49:40 AM
Gotcha.  I'll admit I don't know the difference between slo-pitch and lob ball.  I thought they were the same thing.   What is lob ball?
Lob ball is similar to slo-pitch, but instead of the ball crossing the plate for a strike it must hit a 2' x 3' piece of wood/material. Takes a bit of getting used to, especially if the ball is raining down on you from 20-30 feet. Like a regular game, but with bigger spikes in ugliness.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 01, 2012, 01:13:04 PM
Lob ball is similar to slo-pitch, but instead of the ball crossing the plate for a strike it must hit a 2' x 3' piece of wood/material. Takes a bit of getting used to, especially if the ball is raining down on you from 20-30 feet. Like a regular game, but with bigger spikes in ugliness.  ;D

Ok.   Lob ball is what we'd call Unlimited Arc.   I've also been in tourneys where they use a mat which is the same function as the wood.   We voted the mat into one of our leagues in the offseason, and it was great.  So they overturned it mid year.

The mat really makes bad strike calls impossible, and makes hit so much easier to hit, IMO.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 02, 2012, 06:08:12 AM
2-3..finally got a nice solid shot up the middle...lol,then a 10 hopper that got through!

...also fouled out which will cost me a case of beer next week.we start with a 1-1 count and the ump called a strike on a pitch that was low and outside..next pitch was also low but I was scared not to swing >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 02, 2012, 06:59:00 AM
2-3..finally got a nice solid shot up the middle...lol,then a 10 hopper that got through!

...also fouled out which will cost me a case of beer next week.we start with a 1-1 count and the ump called a strike on a pitch that was low and outside..next pitch was also low but I was scared not to swing >:(
Ha! Been there. Oh brother, have I been there.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 02, 2012, 08:39:51 AM
If I have two strikes, I'll pretty much swing at anything within two feet of the plate.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 02, 2012, 11:11:30 AM
If I have two strikes, I'll pretty much swing at anything within two feet of the plate.
Ditto. And I've never understood the guys who give the pitcher a bye on the first pitch -ie. they won't swing. See that at tourneys a lot. I'm a tad impatient at the plate, and more often than not, I find the first pitch is usually somewhere around the pipe. If it looks half-decent I'm taking a nice cut.  


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 03, 2012, 07:48:58 AM
Ditto. And I've never understood the guys who give the pitcher a bye on the first pitch -ie. they won't swing. See that at tourneys a lot. I'm a tad impatient at the plate, and more often than not, I find the first pitch is usually somewhere around the pipe. If it looks half-decent I'm taking a nice cut.  

Agreed - these are 15mph pitches - just hit them if they're where you want them, regardless of count.

Unless it's a league where we start with a 1-1 count, it's really rare for me to have two strikes.  It means I've done something wrong.  Although there are times I'll force it opposite field foul just to keep the OF honest.  I get the over shift sometimes.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 03, 2012, 08:23:06 AM
Ditto. And I've never understood the guys who give the pitcher a bye on the first pitch -ie. they won't swing. See that at tourneys a lot. I'm a tad impatient at the plate, and more often than not, I find the first pitch is usually somewhere around the pipe. If it looks half-decent I'm taking a nice cut.  


I swing at the first pitch if it's close.

....wasn't close >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 05, 2012, 02:16:57 PM
One season down, one championship.

One more to go.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 06, 2012, 04:06:43 AM
Lob ball tourney done. We got fried. Just too many good players and teams for us dilettantes to expect to hang with them. First game was a real wakeup. I didn't even get on base, and we didn't score a run. By the second game we got the bats going but these guys just made it look easy. Maybe I need to grow a gut and take up smoking.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 07, 2012, 05:41:57 AM
9:00 game tonight...hate waiting around that late to play :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 07, 2012, 07:49:17 AM
Lob ball tourney done. We got fried. Just too many good players and teams for us dilettantes to expect to hang with them. First game was a real wakeup. I didn't even get on base, and we didn't score a run. By the second game we got the bats going but these guys just made it look easy. Maybe I need to grow a gut and take up smoking.  ;D

Lob ball = slow pitch?  If so, you didn't reach base and your team didn't score a run?  It's time for all of you to hang up the cleats.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 07, 2012, 07:58:09 AM
Lob ball = slow pitch?

Explained a few posts above.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 07, 2012, 09:56:32 AM
Lob ball = slow pitch?  If so, you didn't reach base and your team didn't score a run?  It's time for all of you to hang up the cleats.
Trust me, it was a post-game topic.   :'(

Out-of-town, slo-pitch tourney this weekend. Will I reach base? Will we score a run? Tune in Monday.    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 07, 2012, 11:50:39 AM
Explained a few posts above.

sorry, didn't read the whole thread.  But it sounds like poor doc is done.   :'(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 07, 2012, 12:05:11 PM
sorry, didn't read the whole thread.  But it sounds like poor doc is done.   :'(


Maybe doc started drinking waaaay before game time ???


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 07, 2012, 12:08:04 PM

Maybe doc started drinking waaaay before game time ???


Like 3 days maybe.  I've been blitzed and could still generate a base hit in slow pitch.  Perhaps in Canada they use a ping-pong filled with sand?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 07, 2012, 12:19:03 PM
Like 3 days maybe.  I've been blitzed and could still generate a base hit in slow pitch.  Perhaps in Canada they use a ping-pong filled with sand?


This is Canada and softball we're talking about.


...ad doc is close to wes's age and is playing left field ::) :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 07, 2012, 03:14:25 PM
This is Canada and softball we're talking about.

...ad doc is close to wes's age and is playing left field ::) :-\
Like 3 days maybe.  I've been blitzed and could still generate a base hit in slow pitch.  Perhaps in Canada they use a ping-pong filled with sand?
Just got torched.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 08, 2012, 05:36:21 AM
I've been standing to deep in the batters box.
we're like the Yankees.our second baseman just took a cortisone shot in his wrist,left center pulled his hammy,and our catcher is out with a bad back.


....figured it out after going 1-4 ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 08, 2012, 06:57:19 AM
I've been standing to deep in the batters box.


_nigga, please.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 08, 2012, 06:02:48 PM
Team played well tonight. Took a nice win.  4-4

Just found out we've got a birthday this weekend to celebrate, so we're gonna try to hit the Jays/Yankees game on our way back from the tourney. Beer. Lotta beer.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 09, 2012, 12:33:24 PM
Team played well tonight. Took a nice win.  4-4

Just found out we've got a birthday this weekend to celebrate, so we're gonna try to hit the Jays/Yankees game on our way back from the tourney. Beer. Lotta beer.

Yes, you only turn 100 once !!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 14, 2012, 06:28:04 AM
Well, another tourney and more losses. Played fine, but the hyped big hitters we were supposed to play with all turned out to be duds. Oh sure, they had the expensive bats, but getting on base seemed to be a problem. Grrr. To the plus, beer tent was pretty good, and it was nice to see the Jays beat the Yanks, for once. Highlights were Jeter's 3-4 and Davis' amazing homerun-robbing catch.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on August 14, 2012, 10:45:12 AM
Well, another tourney and more losses. Played fine, but the hyped big hitters we were supposed to play with all turned out to be duds. Oh sure, they had the expensive bats, but getting on base seemed to be a problem. Grrr. To the plus, beer tent was pretty good, and it was nice to see the Jays beat the Yanks, for once. Highlights were Jeter's 3-4 and Davis' amazing homerun-robbing catch.   
Fark


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 14, 2012, 11:49:38 AM
Fark
Waiting around before the Sat afternoon game having some beers listening to our new SS tell our 1st how he throws really, really hard but to be ready because he's deadly accurate. First play he gets the ball he bumbles the pick-up and rifles the ball over the right field fence. 1st is, like, WTF!? The rest of us just walk back to position.   :-X       ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 15, 2012, 06:22:10 AM
Got crushed in three innings by the city champs...we were missing our lcf,3rd baseman,and second baseman but still :-\

....only 1 at bat and popped up to short ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 15, 2012, 07:39:20 PM
Got crushed in three innings by the city champs...we were missing our lcf,3rd baseman,and second baseman but still :-\

....only 1 at bat and popped up to short ::)

Stick to running up mtns, stud.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 20, 2012, 04:10:52 AM
Got a surprise win, yesterday. Came off the field and saw the guys starting to shake hands and asked what we lost by only to be told we won by a run. Nice.    :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 22, 2012, 05:29:53 AM
Man we are a beat up team.catcher played with a bad back,right center out with a bad back,2b done for the year with ligament damage in his wrist,left center played 2nd cuz he has a pulled hammy.

our  3rd baseman played ss and couldnt make a clean throw to first...hell,I think he threw one ball into Long Island sound :-\,we also ended 3 innings by getting thrown out running the bases ::)

scored 25 runs and lost :(

....moved up in the batters box....3-3 with two home runs :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 22, 2012, 12:56:54 PM
Man we are a beat up team.catcher played with a bad back,right center out with a bad back,2b done for the year with ligament damage in his wrist,left center played 2nd cuz he has a pulled hammy.

our  3rd baseman played ss and couldnt make a clean throw to first...hell,I think he threw one ball into Long Island sound :-\,we also ended 3 innings by getting thrown out running the bases ::)

scored 25 runs and lost :(

....moved up in the batters box....3-3 with two home runs :)
Hey, sounds like you *knocks on wood* found your swing, again. What was the deal?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 23, 2012, 08:55:32 AM
Hey, sounds like you *knocks on wood* found your swing, again. What was the deal?


Simple as it sounds,just moving up in the batters box.
I was so deep in the box that every strike seemed low and I was reaching and either popping it up or hitting ground balls.


....moved up and low and behold!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 23, 2012, 09:12:05 AM

Simple as it sounds,just moving up in the batters box.
I was so deep in the box that every strike seemed low and I was reaching and either popping it up or hitting ground balls.


....moved up and low and behold!
Cool! Funny how shit works. I'm way deep - left foot 6" back of the plate. *smack*   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 23, 2012, 09:54:20 AM
I stand middle plate and run up if I feel like it.  I never had this habit, playing so much fast pitch, but now I've adapted a bit.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 23, 2012, 09:55:40 AM
Games 1-2 of championship #2 tonight (3 out of 5).

Fucking team had to postpone Tues, and now the remainder will be made up Mon and Tues......when I'm on vacation.   >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 23, 2012, 02:43:06 PM
Games 1-2 of championship #2 tonight (3 out of 5).

Fucking team had to postpone Tues, and now the remainder will be made up Mon and Tues......when I'm on vacation.   >:(
Stay cool, Grape. Step in the box, then step back out. Pretend like you're in control. *tater*    :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 24, 2012, 06:19:20 AM
Split.  Crap.   Was hoping to leave for vacation with a clear conscious.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: funk51 on August 27, 2012, 03:06:37 PM
 ;D  MISTER SOFTBALL


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 27, 2012, 08:50:08 PM
Passport snafu delayed vacation a day.  Got to play the next two.   

2 leagues, 2 titles this year.  All in all, a good season.   Now I can rehab my shoulders for reals.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 31, 2012, 04:14:34 AM
First game of the playoffs a loss - what a surprise. Our second was a frickin' sieve. My batting is a strong as it's ever been. Nice. Next game is tonight and is gonna be another loss. If these guys are on form, we will get crushed.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 31, 2012, 05:12:23 AM
Lost by 5 tues night.
tough to win when I'm the only regular outfielder playing.
we need to get healthy for the playoffs!
our left center dropped at least 4 EASY fly balls ::)
last inning i told the coach i was going to play lc and the guy ran out there as fast as he could so no one could pull him....drops an easy one and they end up scoring 6

1-3...ball was dead!...felt i was hitting the crap out of the ball but it went nowhere.

...standing on second after a double and the throw comes in and the second baseman whiffs it and smack!! right in the calf >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 31, 2012, 06:21:55 AM
Lost by 5 tues night.
tough to win when I'm the only regular outfielder playing.
we need to get healthy for the playoffs!
our left center dropped at least 4 EASY fly balls ::)
last inning i told the coach i was going to play lc and the guy ran out there as fast as he could so no one could pull him....drops an easy one and they end up scoring 6

1-3...ball was dead!...felt i was hitting the crap out of the ball but it went nowhere.

...standing on second after a double and the throw comes in and the second baseman whiffs it and smack!! right in the calf >:(
Brutal.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 31, 2012, 06:30:20 AM
Brutal.  ;D


He called me off for one.....and dropped it! >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 31, 2012, 07:04:51 PM
Ach. Lost by ten. Could have been five. We played pretty well. 2-3: db, hr, and then tried to get to second, misjudged the relay, and got run down. Stupid. Stupid. Tomorrow's opponent's in big trouble.    >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 05, 2012, 04:23:43 AM
Season over. Ended up finishing 4th in the league tourney, which was punching far above our weight, and the last game came down to the last out of the last inning. So close. A fun game, too - no hard feelings or regrets. We definitely were not a 4th-place team, so all were happy with the finish.

Last tourney in a couple of weeks. We will win 3/4 games and not even be close to being in the playoffs. Beer tent is, no kidding, about an acre, so got that to look forward to.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 05, 2012, 07:11:53 AM
One by 2 last night...with no help in the field from me!
switched back and forth between right and right center..field was wet and slippery....blooper down the line went under my glove and by me >:(..in right center I chased a long fly in the gap and had it hit off the the heel of my glove >:(..had a ball that took one bounce in front of me and must have hit something and it took a hard right!....good thing I was moving back and forth for defense ::)


....2-2 with a double off the fence,a single.then walked.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 18, 2012, 02:48:23 PM
Last tourney was a mixed bag. Underperformed and lost the first game. Hung over and lost the second, and then easily won 3 and 4 playing to form. Left knee got totally jimmied. Wear and tear, age, or a bad step - who knows. Feels like there is nothing between the bones in my knee. Hope to see you guys next year.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on September 18, 2012, 03:16:24 PM
Last tourney was a mixed bag. Underperformed and lost the first game. Hung over and lost the second, and then easily won 3 and 4 playing to form. Left knee got totally jimmied. Wear and tear, age, or a bad step - who knows. Feels like there is nothing between the bones in my knee. Hope to see you guys next year.
You need to move to right field.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 19, 2012, 07:50:11 PM
Last tourney was a mixed bag. Underperformed and lost the first game. Hung over and lost the second, and then easily won 3 and 4 playing to form. Left knee got totally jimmied. Wear and tear, age, or a bad step - who knows. Feels like there is nothing between the bones in my knee. Hope to see you guys next year.

Chimpsy, my friend.  How old are you?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 20, 2012, 05:14:02 PM
Chimpsy, my friend.  How old are you?
40-farkin'-6. And I feel it these days. It's like I aged 10 years in the last 2 weeks. Ah well, in a couple of weeks curling season (don't ask) begins, and it's gonna be interesting.  :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 20, 2012, 07:57:17 PM
40-farkin'-6. And I feel it these days. It's like I aged 10 years in the last 2 weeks. Ah well, in a couple of weeks curling season (don't ask) begins, and it's gonna be interesting.  :-\

meh, you got at least 14 more years of game.

On each one of my teams we have a guy who turned 50.  One is the 2nd fastest on the team with a cannon arm, and the other is still playing elite SS and hits the ball 340+.

Use the winter to get back in shape, then get ready to hit it again in the spring.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 21, 2012, 07:54:46 AM
Playoffs start Mon,then another game Fri.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 21, 2012, 08:06:23 AM
meh, you got at least 14 more years of game.

On each one of my teams we have a guy who turned 50.  One is the 2nd fastest on the team with a cannon arm, and the other is still playing elite SS and hits the ball 340+.

Use the winter to get back in shape, then get ready to hit it again in the spring.
Thanks for the encouragement! I don't know about 14, but another 5 would be nice. Gonna try to make my down-time as idle as possible to try to get some cartilage relief. I think all the tourneys and multiple games per day on dryish fields took a greater toll than I thought. I'll go down fighting, regardless.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 21, 2012, 08:07:04 AM
Playoffs start Mon,then another game Fri.
Good luck, Cal. Like you can, bud.    :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 21, 2012, 08:09:22 AM
Playoffs start Mon,then another game Fri.

I tire of carrying this forum from a softball championship perspective.   Get 'er done.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 26, 2012, 12:49:37 PM
Didn't get it done in the first game.infield didn't play well and didn't hit enough.
other team hit very well.lefties and righties that hit to the other field and they put out 6 though only 3 count.

1-3 with a 3 run homer.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 26, 2012, 01:31:35 PM
Unacceptable.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 27, 2012, 07:47:46 AM
Unacceptable.
Grape is disappoint.      ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 28, 2012, 11:57:40 AM
Didn't get it done in the first game.infield didn't play well and didn't hit enough.
other team hit very well.lefties and righties that hit to the other field and they put out 6 though only 3 count.

1-3 with a 3 run homer.
Nice. Getting some good runs helps one sleep at night, tho.     :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on October 02, 2012, 06:03:53 AM
Field was to wet from the weekend rain..we play Fri.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on October 12, 2012, 07:39:44 AM
Done for the year :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 09, 2013, 11:37:36 AM
*Pre-Season Bump*     ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 09, 2013, 12:52:12 PM
*Pre-Season Bump*     ;D

Well done, my friend.

Had a CM of my collarbone removed in Feb.  Hoping to be ready by opening day!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 09, 2013, 01:13:55 PM
Well done, my friend.

Had a CM of my collarbone removed in Feb.  Hoping to be ready by opening day!
Hi Grape. Best wishes for a full recovery, and a great first swing.     :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 17, 2013, 07:25:16 PM
Hi Grape. Best wishes for a full recovery, and a great first swing.     :)

Thank you, buddy.  My son does clinics all winter.  The cages were ridiculously tempting Saturday.  I almost broke rehab and went in.....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on March 18, 2013, 07:44:47 PM
More snow..the season seems so far away.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 19, 2013, 05:03:25 AM
More snow..the season seems so far away.

I agree - Little league is supposed to start in something like 1.5 weeks.   Right now, school is delayed 2 hrs.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 21, 2013, 04:08:00 AM
More snow..the season seems so far away.
Yup. We've got flurries forecast 'til the weekend. Are ya kidding me!? Picked up what I hope is a replacement for my favourite of favourite bats. It's called 'The One' by Demarini. I'm hoping it's half as good as the Juggernaut/J3. Heard anything? Grape?   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: nzmusclemonster on March 21, 2013, 04:19:37 AM
Lets talk softball world champs  8)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 21, 2013, 12:39:33 PM
Yup. We've got flurries forecast 'til the weekend. Are ya kidding me!? Picked up what I hope is a replacement for my favourite of favourite bats. It's called 'The One' by Demarini. I'm hoping it's half as good as the Juggernaut/J3. Heard anything? Grape?   

I have never used The One.  Generally, before considering a bat, I go to the site below.   They're pretty good, IMO.  Youtube videos too.

My industrial league provides bats now so teams can't cheat - Easton Synergies, mostly.   Other league I use the booger green Worth bat, but it's a little end heavy, and I like balanced bats because I find them easier to control to all fields.

http://batreviews.kellysultimatesports.com/


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on March 21, 2013, 04:48:17 PM
Yup. We've got flurries forecast 'til the weekend. Are ya kidding me!? Picked up what I hope is a replacement for my favourite of favourite bats. It's called 'The One' by Demarini. I'm hoping it's half as good as the Juggernaut/J3. Heard anything? Grape?   

Nice you can use your own bat.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 23, 2013, 10:36:04 AM
I have never used The One.  Generally, before considering a bat, I go to the site below.   They're pretty good, IMO.  Youtube videos too.

My industrial league provides bats now so teams can't cheat - Easton Synergies, mostly.   Other league I use the booger green Worth bat, but it's a little end heavy, and I like balanced bats because I find them easier to control to all fields.

http://batreviews.kellysultimatesports.com/
We've got a couple of Synergies. Used them of an occasion - good for some contact hitting, but I can't really hit'em out using them. No feel? I don't know why as the super teams all use them and knock them 400' +. I like the composite/two piece bats - more forgiving with my swing. I can laser a pitch 1' off the plate out over the center field fence with one - a Synergy would have it caught by the short.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 23, 2013, 12:24:42 PM
Lets talk softball world champs  8)
Kudos! No one parties like a soft-baller. Hope there wasn't too much damage.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on March 23, 2013, 01:22:04 PM
Kudos! No one parties like a soft-baller. Hope there wasn't too much damage.  ;D

My next days were a lot easier when I played on Fridays compared to Tuesdays :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on March 23, 2013, 04:36:56 PM
I'm applying for Right Field a low stress area with Alcohol drinks and Naco chips standing on the foul line with cheerleaders.

Seriously I had a girlfriend once she played the local league hit a Home Run last time I saw her play bases loaded in the 7th they won by one run a good time it was.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 23, 2013, 05:27:18 PM
We've got a couple of Synergies. Used them of an occasion - good for some contact hitting, but I can't really hit'em out using them. No feel? I don't know why as the super teams all use them and knock them 400' +. I like the composite/two piece bats - more forgiving with my swing. I can laser a pitch 1' off the plate out over the center field fence with one - a Synergy would have it caught by the short.

Must be a feel thing.   Batting second, my job isn't to hit HRs, but I had a few "oopsies" this year with the Synergy.   The old Synergies, I loathed, but the new white ones I found ridiculously good.  To each his own.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 16, 2013, 07:34:05 PM
1rst practice toinight...will be sore tomorrow...my cardio sucks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 26, 2013, 10:16:32 AM
First tourney tomorrow. Let's see how this clapped-out body performs.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 26, 2013, 08:42:16 PM
First tourney tomorrow. Let's see how this clapped-out body performs.

Good luck buddy!

My seasons start Sun and Mon.......don't know if I can even really throw yet..


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 26, 2013, 11:09:33 PM
First tourney tomorrow. Let's see how this clapped-out body performs.
Just go play right field stand 2 inches from the foul line and 20 feet from beer stand best position in Softball, low stress and timeouts are a luxury so down a 12 ounce then back on the field awaiting a fly ball.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 27, 2013, 03:57:16 AM
Just go play right field stand 2 inches from the foul line and 20 feet from beer stand best position in Softball, low stress and timeouts are a luxury so down a 12 ounce then back on the field awaiting a fly ball.
The line between participant and observer is now 12 ounces.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 27, 2013, 04:03:07 AM
The line between participant and observer is now 12 ounces.   ;D
LOL.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 27, 2013, 10:53:36 AM
Well, lost all three games today. Guys just all underperformed, or tried too hard. My fielding was solid and batting was good. Knees are wonky/sore, tho. How the fark did Mantle play a whole career with knees like this!? Hope we can win something tomorrow.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 27, 2013, 11:02:20 AM
Well, lost all three games today. Guys just all underperformed, or tried too hard. My fielding was solid and batting was good. Knees are wonky/sore, tho. How the fark did Mantle play a whole career with knees like this!? Hope we can win something tomorrow.
Damn sounds you guys need a new pitcher. Mickey just hit home runs walked the bases and stood still for fly balls. What size bat are you using chimps?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 27, 2013, 01:41:46 PM
Damn sounds you guys need a new pitcher. Mickey just hit home runs walked the bases and stood still for fly balls. What size bat are you using chimps?
And he had god-given talent, let's not forget that. Swung a DeMarini FlySwatter (28) and an F4 (30) today. Stayed away from The Synergies, which the other lads on the board like. And yeah, we had about 4 guys who all tried pitching - they got rocked.  ;D 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 27, 2013, 02:18:02 PM
And he had god-given talent, let's not forget that. Swung a DeMarini FlySwatter (28) and an F4 (30) today. Stayed away from The Synergies, which the other lads on the board like. And yeah, we had about 4 guys who all tried pitching - they got rocked.  ;D 
Genes rule in any sport ie Babe Ruth once ate I think 10 or 12 hotdogs before a game I think but then hit a home run. The F4 a nice bat. Agreed on Synergies I always fouled alot with those. I can throw a fastball straight down the strike zone with power but can't throw a curve worth a shit.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 27, 2013, 04:22:12 PM
And he had god-given talent, let's not forget that. Swung a DeMarini FlySwatter (28) and an F4 (30) today. Stayed away from The Synergies, which the other lads on the board like. And yeah, we had about 4 guys who all tried pitching - they got rocked.  ;D 

 I've been doing it for years, but I see a lot of guys dropping to the 26-27 oz range on bats.   Bat speed rules.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 27, 2013, 04:23:25 PM
One of my favorite movies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHTsQ9qePrQ


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 07, 2013, 11:57:55 AM
Fucked up my hamstring first game of the year ::)


...why the fuck did the league move the bases 10 feet farther apart >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 07, 2013, 12:06:27 PM
Fucked up my hamstring first game of the year ::)


...why the fuck did the league move the bases 10 feet farther apart >:(

You too?  We did that two years ago as well.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on May 08, 2013, 01:28:45 PM
I've never been one to pass up an offer of "soft balls", if you know what I mean......


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 05, 2013, 01:34:53 PM
Last two games: seven lasers: seven catches. Total distance moved by catchers? Less than 15 feet. Where's my blackboard?    >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 06, 2013, 03:42:46 AM
Last two games: seven lasers: seven catches. Total distance moved by catchers? Less than 15 feet. Where's my blackboard?    >:(

The sabermatician in me says don't change a thing, and this will correct itself.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 06, 2013, 06:07:01 AM
3-3 record...playing good outfield.
was in a mini slump then hit the ball well my last two at bats Tues.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 06, 2013, 08:38:08 AM
6-0 on Sunday leage.  Team batting average is .604.  Crazy.

5-5 in RI league, playing best teams in the state.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 06, 2013, 11:06:02 AM
6-0 on Sunday leage.  Team batting average is .604.  Crazy.

5-5 in RI league, playing best teams in the state.


We play against the owner of Tucci lumber...look them up when you get a chance.
they are one the few licensed bat suppliers to MLB.

...really good guy who played triple A for the Blue Jays


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 08, 2013, 05:13:09 AM
Go get'em Grape. Saw a guy a few years ago who played for the A's at a tourney- centerfield, no less! made everbody look like they were standing still. Just lovely (no homo ) to watch.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 08, 2013, 05:16:31 AM

We play against the owner of Tucci lumber...look them up when you get a chance.
they are one the few licensed bat suppliers to MLB.

...really good guy who played triple A for the Blue Jays
Any chance of getting a (custom) bat?   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 08, 2013, 07:28:29 AM
Any chance of getting a (custom) bat?   

lol, I went to their site and was thinking the exact same thing.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 08, 2013, 07:40:07 AM
Go get'em Grape. Saw a guy a few years ago who played for the A's at a tourney- centerfield, no less! made everbody look like they were standing still. Just lovely (no homo ) to watch.   

Yeah, it's a whole 'nuther level.   Living near Boston, I try to calculate which hits would have cleared Fenway.   Get quite a bit.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 10, 2013, 06:55:49 AM
Put up 39 runs yesterday in game one.

Up 15-0, and our second baseman botches a lazy liner which leads  to 8 runs.  Was 25-21 in the 5th, put up a fourteen spot with one out, me on deck.   Never hit 40 before, so was actually pyched to score again.  The, the other team just quit to start the second game, which we won 8-6 or something.

Also got a concussion/slight concussion (according to doc) running down a ball which I caught, but slammed my head into the ground.  Add that to the abdominal strain which completely reaggrivated itself, the knee pain from the Tough Mudder, and I'm a fucking mess.

Shoulder feels good, though.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 30, 2013, 04:49:42 AM
Grape? You were right. Just 'solidified' my stance and I'm now back to cracking them like I can.  I was the last out in our last game, tho. We weren't gonna win, mind you, but not good.  ::)      ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 30, 2013, 03:49:34 PM
Grape? You were right. Just 'solidified' my stance and I'm now back to cracking them like I can.  I was the last out in our last game, tho. We weren't gonna win, mind you, but not good.  ::)      ;D

Nice!  Most hitting problems are just a tweak.  I'm toying with playing baseball next year.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 02, 2013, 06:29:16 AM
First game in a month Sun with all the rainouts.


...we got crushed! 2-3 with one nice catch in the outfield.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 02, 2013, 06:42:58 AM
First game in a month Sun with all the rainouts.


...we got crushed! 2-3 with one nice catch in the outfield.

Assuming the hammy is good then?   You'll feel like you're going to hurt it again for awhile.....

This will sound stupid, but I highly suggest standing on a softball and rolling the bottom of you foot for about 1-2 minutes before every game.  It will loosen the posterior chain.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 02, 2013, 06:58:38 AM
Assuming the hammy is good then?   You'll feel like you're going to hurt it again for awhile.....

This will sound stupid, but I highly suggest standing on a softball and rolling the bottom of you foot for about 1-2 minutes before every game.  It will loosen the posterior chain.


Will try thanks...I think about if I'm gonna hurt it again until I hit or have to chase a ball then I forget about it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 03, 2013, 05:24:19 AM
Beat on of the better teams in the league 19-16.
3-4 with a double and two singles.....best I've hit in a long time...all ropes between LC and RC.

the out I made was because we were out of HR's so I made sure to hit to right and lined it to 2B.
 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 10, 2013, 07:01:13 AM
Beat a team 15-0! they were bumped up from the weaker division to ours


...1-4 from the three hole :o :(...hit the crap out of the ball twice but right at people.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 11, 2013, 07:23:36 AM
Nice!  Most hitting problems are just a tweak.  I'm toying with playing baseball next year.
Jeez, Grape, if you could, why not? Be like the kid in 'Field of Dreams.' You only live once, etc. To step onto Fenway as a player!? Ach, I'd die. Anyway, if I talk any more I'm gonna bust out crying. Be the best of us, Grape.  :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on July 11, 2013, 09:22:18 AM
Jeter is back and is coming after the Red Sox. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 11, 2013, 10:30:09 AM
Jeez, Grape, if you could, why not? Be like the kid in 'Field of Dreams.' You only live once, etc. To step onto Fenway as a player!? Ach, I'd die. Anyway, if I talk any more I'm gonna bust out crying. Be the best of us, Grape.  :)

I've been fortunate to have played 4 games of softball in Fenway Park, as well as get 15 baseball swings from a pitching machine there.

In baseball, I one hopped the 380 in RC for a ground rule double, put one fly ball in the triangle, a few singles, grounders, fouls, wiffs made up the rest.  It was over in like 2 seconds.

Softball, one hopped the right field fence near Pesky Pole for a double, but nothing memorable aftert that - it was 2 swings max from a pitching machine, and the pitchers were often really high.   Lots of crummy hits,  fouls but a few decent liners.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 11, 2013, 05:24:36 PM
I've been fortunate to have played 4 games of softball in Fenway Park, as well as get 15 baseball swings from a pitching machine there.

In baseball, I one hopped the 380 in RC for a ground rule double, put one fly ball in the triangle, a few singles, grounders, fouls, wiffs made up the rest.  It was over in like 2 seconds.

Softball, one hopped the right field fence near Pesky Pole for a double, but nothing memorable aftert that - it was 2 swings max from a pitching machine, and the pitchers were often really high.   Lots of crummy hits,  fouls but a few decent liners.
Wowsers!    :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 17, 2013, 08:24:26 AM
Rub ruled another team last night


4-4...3 singles and a triple.....like running in mud in the heat last night...also dropped a fly ball on the run that I easily should have had :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 17, 2013, 09:39:52 AM

3-4...3 singles and a triple

Try again.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 17, 2013, 09:44:03 AM
Try again.


What ??? :D ;)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 17, 2013, 09:53:22 AM

What ??? :D ;)

Epic mod abuse powers.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 19, 2013, 09:29:29 AM
Finally broke out my DeMarini The One [which I had thrown in my book room and totally forgotten about  ::) ] and gripped it too tight and snapped one off the end and barely beat a throw to first.  Went back to my F-4. What a pussy.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Mr Nobody on July 19, 2013, 09:47:02 PM
Finally broke out my DeMarini The One [which I had thrown in my book room and totally forgotten about  ::) ] and gripped it too tight and snapped one off the end and barely beat a throw to first.  Went back to my F-4. What a pussy.   ;D
You need to go back to a Louisville Slugger 36 when you going to learn man?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 30, 2013, 02:01:58 PM
Team's on a 5-game winning streak. Something's obviously wrong. Middle of Summer: less players showing up: we're all playing position, and tighter? 5-5 last night. Snapped a laser over the CF's head, and when he turned to get the carom off the fence it hit the cap and went up about 20' and oh-so-slowly passed out of the range of his glove. I was past 2nd when he turned around, glove on the ground.  


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 31, 2013, 07:48:16 AM
3-4 with 3 singles up the middle.
chased a long fly ball down in right center...then had it tip off my glove for a drop.
whole time I thought I had a nice over my left hand shoulder catch...looked into my glove and no ball ::)


...we were killing the other team so the ump started calling everything strikes to get the game over...ended up fouling out cuz I swung at a head high pitch...now I owe a case for next week!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 31, 2013, 11:32:01 AM
Team's on a 5-game winning streak. Something's obviously wrong. Middle of Summer: less players showing up: we're all playing position, and tighter? 5-5 last night. Snapped a laser over the CF's head, and when he turned to get the carom off the fence it hit the cap and went up about 20' and oh-so-slowly passed out of the range of his glove. I was past 2nd when he turned around, glove on the ground.  

Nice.

Saw a Demarini The One in a bag the other day.  When I saw it, i actually thought "oh, that's the bat Chimps has".   Stupid fucking internet.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 06, 2013, 06:27:49 AM
Another win Sunday,thats 5 in a row


2-4..talk about different at bats

first time up..lazy ground ball to the pitcher
second time..off the fence
third time..lazy fly ball to left center
fourth at bat..over the fence


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 06, 2013, 07:05:21 AM
How far are the fences in your league?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 06, 2013, 09:19:02 AM
How far are the fences in your league?


290 down the line with 20 ft fences....not sure about center..


...all my power is to center/right center..never pull the ball.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 07, 2013, 06:18:53 AM

We play against the owner of Tucci lumber...look them up when you get a chance.
they are one the few licensed bat suppliers to MLB.

...really good guy who played triple A for the Blue Jays


Played these guys again and lost by 9
even their outs are shots

1-2 with two walks!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 12, 2013, 08:13:48 AM
One league down, one more championship.

Bastards actually beat us first game 7-5, we didn't score until the 4th of the second, but won 5-3.  Forced game three was 10-3 easy win.   Played for 4.5 hours.

Then booze, lots of booze.

Game note - first time I ever tagged up to home on a line drive to second base.  Throw beat me by a split second, but I slid under it.  Safe.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 14, 2013, 09:19:53 AM
We swept a team a month ago who was one of the better teams in RI.  Caught them off guard and they didn't catch up.   They hit so many bullets, just right at people and we took advantage.

Rematch last night.

Down 17-8 after 4.5, won 22-21.   Got mercied the next.....

I measured two shots they hit - probably around 390 ft......maybe more.....ridiculous.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 17, 2013, 02:46:53 PM
Nice.

Saw a Demarini The One in a bag the other day.  When I saw it, i actually thought "oh, that's the bat Chimps has".   Stupid fucking internet.
Still in my bag. Will break it out for the September tourneys. Maybe get a real hit out of it? Been on a bit of hiatus as of late. The old Mum has been very ill. Hey, I can always play ball...right?      

/good to see grape still playing hard. sorry to report that this will again be another season without a championship. just got our tourney seeding. sorry, grape. hopefully, i can get a bye for next year's softball ball thread posting eligibility.

/cal? love the tourneys. get to see those monster homers. would clear a mlb fence. just ridiculous. 'course, when they miss, that's fun, too.   


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 18, 2013, 12:17:32 PM
Sorry to hear about your mom, chimps.  Best of luck.

You have lifetime pass in this thread, though.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 18, 2013, 09:20:40 AM
Anybody still playing?

City tourny started last night and we went 1-1..beat a good team the first game then got killed by one of the best in the city.

fist game I went 2-3 with a walk
second game 2-3 and had a grand slam

dropped a routine fly ball but also had a diving catch.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 19, 2013, 12:34:33 PM
Soooooo...talk about about a wonderfuckingfull ending to the season


...after our games Tues the coach say we play next Wed...so I get out of the gym at 6:30 and look at my phone and there is a text from him saying he screwed up and the game was last night at 9:00..we coudn't get enough players and our season ended on a forfeit ::) :o :( >:( :-\ :'(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 19, 2013, 04:14:49 PM
Gym before softball?

This explains things.

But, truthfully, your coach is a moron.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 25, 2013, 07:06:29 PM
Eliminated in the semis.   Winning a playoff round in this league exceeded expectations.

Guy threw me a pitch from second base.  Called strike.

Next pitch I tried to drill him, but got on top of it too much and it lined 5 feet in front and skipped up.  Got thrown out.

This was probably the best slow pitch pitcher I've faced.  Knuckleball moved a ton, and with the new 3 ft min, it was tougher than any other pitcher I've faced.  The umpires were very liberal with the speed too.  It was borderline modified pitch.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 27, 2014, 10:53:02 AM
Season has yet to start and the year-ending tourney has been canceled by the hosting municipality. Public lewdness and drunkenness given as reasons.  >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 27, 2014, 05:07:56 PM
Unfortunate chimpsy, unfortunate.

Might have to dump a team this year, and play 1x week for the first time in about 23 years.....we shall see.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 28, 2014, 10:23:57 AM
Unfortunate chimpsy, unfortunate.

Might have to dump a team this year, and play 1x week for the first time in about 23 years.....we shall see.
Ach, what ya gonna do? Already, wheels are turning to find us other gigs. We'll find some fun, somewhere, never fear.

Once a week!? Good luck with that.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 12, 2014, 05:27:55 AM
Anderson Rocketech. 30 ounces. Let's see if I can have another season of '41, this Summer.  ::)       ;D 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 12, 2014, 06:35:02 AM
We start in two weeks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 12, 2014, 06:54:38 AM
Anderson Rocketech. 30 ounces. Let's see if I can have another season of '41, this Summer.  ::)       ;D 

Good luck to you and Calvin on your diamond quests this year.

30 oz?  No thank you....26 here.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 12, 2014, 10:07:15 AM
Good luck to you and Calvin on your diamond quests this year.

30 oz?  No thank you....26 here.   ;D
Bat speed of peace.     ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 12, 2014, 06:57:58 PM
Bat speed of peace.     ;D

You know me so well....

(http://katerawlings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Bashful-logo-436A0DC75C-seeklogo.com_.gif)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 14, 2014, 07:26:02 AM
Went to a new batting cage that opened a few months ago...complete waste of money.


...first I had to wear a batting helmet ::)..then all the pitches came in way to low and a bunch hit the net before they even came out.
kid was trying but couldn't adjust the machine.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 16, 2014, 12:50:01 PM
Went to a new batting cage that opened a few months ago...complete waste of money.


...first I had to wear a batting helmet ::)..then all the pitches came in way to low and a bunch hit the net before they even came out.
kid was trying but couldn't adjust the machine.
Meh. I hit like shit in those, too. Hit like crap in the home run derbies, as well.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 16, 2014, 04:06:58 PM
Hey, here's The Babe to tell all* of us how to hit, criminalism and syphilis, aside.    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCFPEAgDahg


*sorry, Grape. this is all about heavy (48 oz) swing, not bat speed. correction: he may have also swung a 54 oz bat.  ;D
//all kidding aside, just listen to the sound off the bat: total music.  
 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 23, 2014, 08:07:26 AM
Sooo...got run ruled in our first game by one of the best teams in town.

their short stop took 3 swings and hit three homers. first one a strike, boom gone. so our pitcher throws a high one, boom gone, third time pitcher try's low and outside, boom gone......every one was a no doubter.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 26, 2014, 06:31:40 PM
Sooo...got run ruled in our first game by one of the best teams in town.

their short stop took 3 swings and hit three homers. first one a strike, boom gone. so our pitcher throws a high one, boom gone, third time pitcher try's low and outside, boom gone......every one was a no doubter.
Our season starts this Sat. with a day tourney. Maybe too cold to bring out a bat, or two. What did you you play with, and how'd you bat?  


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 28, 2014, 12:28:21 PM
Our season starts this Sat. with a day tourney. Maybe too cold to bring out a bat, or two. What did you you play with, and how'd you bat?  


League supplies the bats to stop the idiots who doctor their own :-\

0-2-two hard groundouts to short.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 30, 2014, 06:57:43 AM
Fuck what a nasty night to play last night.
wind, rain, and cold...so windy neither pitcher could throw strikes...we ended up winning 42-30!
my shitty hitting has continued two games into the season 1-3 with two walks.....and a strikeout swinging.....yes a strikeout swinging in slow pitch softball :o :-X :-[ :'(
maybe I'm just thinking about it to much...I've been living at the batting cage the past few weeks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 05, 2014, 04:24:16 AM
20 min before game time swung a bat for the first time this year.  Didn't hurt the finger too much.

A poor 3-7, albeit with a grand slam, 3-6 if you count a SF fly, which we don't.    Never really felt comfortable at all at the plate.

One first - did score semi-clean on a sac fly - from 1st base.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 27, 2014, 05:23:34 AM
Torn bi and torn labrum....had surgery last Fri....no softball or golf this summer for me :'(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 27, 2014, 11:21:50 AM
Torn bi and torn labrum....had surgery last Fri....no softball or golf this summer for me :'(

 :'(

How long in the sling?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 27, 2014, 11:46:14 AM
:'(

How long in the sling?


Find out next Mon....Doc said three months then rehab....don't know if that means three months in the sling :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 27, 2014, 11:50:48 AM

Find out next Mon....Doc said three months then rehab....don't know if that means three months in the sling :-\

My surgery had the sling for two weeks, then they went really aggressive on getting ROM back.  Torn labrum is probably different.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 27, 2014, 01:00:43 PM
My surgery had the sling for two weeks, then they went really aggressive on getting ROM back.  Torn labrum is probably different.


Doc said labrum was already torn and and I made it worse when I tore my bi.


....explains why a few years ago I went from having a really good outfield arm to throwing like Johnny Damon :-\






Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 31, 2014, 05:45:51 AM

Doc said labrum was already torn and and I made it worse when I tore my bi.


....explains why a few years ago I went from having a really good outfield arm to throwing like Johnny Damon :-\

Totally got hammered last night. I did not suck. 5/5. We lost 20-8.

3rd Inning. I was umping. Bud was yapping. Having a laugh. He  slapped one down the third. Hit the bag. I said nothing. He didn't move. Out by 30-feet.  He was not happy.  The Aristocrats!@      ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 31, 2014, 06:13:49 AM
Totally got hammered last night. I did not suck. 5/5. We lost 20-8.

3rd Inning. I was umping. Bud was yapping. Having a laugh. He  slapped one down the third. Hit the bag. I said nothing. He didn't move. Out by 30-feet.  He was not happy.  The Aristocrats!@      ;D

5-5 is a great night.  Well done.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 20, 2014, 12:50:43 PM
Lot of rain this month. Cost us half our games. Can't even think of this as a baseball season, thus far. To the positive, we are now the 'Mound Pounders.' Cute.


/hope your recovery is moving apace, clavin. being sidelined totally sucks. be healthy.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 20, 2014, 03:40:03 PM
Skipping second straight week with concussion.  18 day no exercise at all.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 07, 2014, 04:45:08 AM
*BUMP*    Game tonight. Rain this morning.    ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 07, 2014, 06:19:49 AM
Good luck chimps......


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 11, 2014, 12:49:26 PM
Finally played last night. Took a win in a race to the basement. 4-5, but only one good hit. Tried 4 different bats. What a shitshow.  :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 11, 2014, 06:40:05 PM
Finally played last night. Took a win in a race to the basement. 4-5, but only one good hit. Tried 4 different bats. What a shitshow.  :-\

I've settled with a balanced, 26 oz Miken something.  My son's played almost 60 games this year, so I haven't had as much time to play.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 11, 2014, 07:43:45 PM
I've settled with a balanced, 26 oz Miken something.  My son's played almost 60 games this year, so I haven't had as much time to play.
60!? Fark me! I feel like I've seen more (MLB) games than I've played this year.    :-\

/tics for the last jeter canadian appearance already in hand. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 12, 2014, 06:33:51 PM
60!? Fark me! I feel like I've seen more (MLB) games than I've played this year.    :-\

/tics for the last jeter canadian appearance already in hand. 

yeah, the number has gotten a little out of control.....

nice on the Jeter tix....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 21, 2014, 06:19:17 AM
Got the ok to EH tomorrow then play outfield again next week ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 24, 2014, 04:52:06 AM
2-3 with two singles....felt great to be playing again even if I wasn't in the field.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 24, 2014, 06:44:03 AM
2-3 with two singles....felt great to be playing again even if I wasn't in the field.
Nice. One hit at a time.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 24, 2014, 07:14:56 AM
Nice. One hit at a time.


Lol, talk about sore! both times on I ended up scoring so I did some sprinting....felt in the hammys,lower back, and hips(no homo)

arm is killing me...first time throwing(just warmed up, no field)...my aim was so erratic!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 24, 2014, 05:21:47 PM

Lol, talk about sore! both times on I ended up scoring so I did some sprinting....felt in the hammys,lower back, and hips(no homo)

arm is killing me...first time throwing(just warmed up, no field)...my aim was so erratic!

Awesome that you're back.   My first game after surgery I couldn't reach SS from LF......don't push it, your muscle memory will kick in soon enough.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 30, 2014, 11:10:02 AM
Got crushed last night-0-2 :-\...lazy fly ball and a hard shot the pitcher snagged and doubled up a guy on first.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 06, 2014, 07:30:17 AM
Cant hit a softball to save my life since I've been back but did make two nice throws from the fence to the cutoff man and threw two people out at home.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 06, 2014, 10:48:07 AM
Eliminated in the semis this year, no 3 peat.

Then, learned via facebook that my buddy (52, runs faster than most 25 year olds, cannon arm, hits the shit out of the ball) is hanging it up after 32 years of softball.

Made me sad.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 07, 2014, 05:02:56 AM
Played a lob ball tourney on the weekend. Fielding was aces, but batting was mediocre, at best. Had a couple of homers for singles, but was mostly grinding out shit, and even took a walk. Oh, and looked a 3rd strike onto the plate. Ouch. Pitches raining down from 20-25' - farkin' unholy. I guess you get used to it. Another tourney this weekend, but slo-pitch. Then Jays/Brewers on Sunday to see how it's really done.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 07, 2014, 05:51:43 AM
We call  that unlimited arc down here.  Played in a league like that for 15 years - it's a different swing.  You have to wait until the last second, and the swing "down" on the ball.

I hate it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 07, 2014, 08:40:11 AM
We call  that unlimited arc down here.  Played in a league like that for 15 years - it's a different swing.  You have to wait until the last second, and the swing "down" on the ball.

I hate it.
Just so crazy it might work. Thanks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 07, 2014, 09:36:05 AM
Just so crazy it might work. Thanks.

Downswing causes backspin which makes it launch.  Similar to a baseball swing.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 14, 2014, 08:29:02 AM
Tourney over. It was a lob ball tourney. Grr. Hit ok, fielding fine. Lost every game. Team won the beer tent, tho. Good times.

Saw the Jays/Tigers game on Sunday. 6 hours, 37 mins for a 6-5 Jays' win. Kinda cool to see a freak game like that, but 12 innings with no beer!? C'mon, now.  ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 14, 2014, 08:32:14 AM
but 12 innings with no beer!? C'mon, now.  ::)

how very un-Canadian


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 14, 2014, 03:06:42 PM
how very un-Canadian
Well, I'd guessitmate that only 25% were around to see the finish. Very un-cool. Bad Canucks. Bad.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 14, 2014, 05:05:02 PM
Well, I'd guessitmate that only 25% were around to see the finish. Very un-cool. Bad Canucks. Bad.

eh, I routinely talk baseball with one of my co-workers in Toronto.  We both know our respective baseball teams ain't doin' much of anything this year.  No matter how close they appear to be to the second WC....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 18, 2014, 03:24:57 AM
eh, I routinely talk baseball with one of my co-workers in Toronto.  We both know our respective baseball teams ain't doin' much of anything this year.  No matter how close they appear to be to the second WC....
So true. But what is baseball without hope?    ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 19, 2014, 08:33:33 PM
2 out of 3 elimination:

Won the first on a walk off in extra innings.....

Second, up two in the bottom of the 7th.  Single, single, BOMB.  Lost.

Down 17-2 after 2 in the next.

Season done.

No titles this year.   :(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 20, 2014, 10:02:31 AM
Qualified for the cities last night.

4-4 a triple and three singles...finally hit the ball hard last night, even the singles were ropes :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 22, 2014, 05:08:01 AM
Qualified for the cities last night.

4-4 a triple and three singles...finally hit the ball hard last night, even the singles were ropes :)
Nice. Good to hear you're getting your swing back. That *crack* is satisfying. Best of luck!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 22, 2014, 07:13:21 AM
Nice. Good to hear you're getting your swing back. That *crack* is satisfying. Best of luck!

First at bat was the triple....hit the fence on a line, got to third and the whole team was standing and mocking me,
''Whoa who's that who hit the ball out of the infield", ''Hey I'm surprised you know where third was since it's been so long"


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 23, 2014, 12:43:03 AM
First at bat was the triple....hit the fence on a line, got to third and the whole team was standing and mocking me,
''Whoa who's that who hit the ball out of the infield", ''Hey I'm surprised you know where third was since it's been so long"
Yup. Nobody breaks your balls like your own team. I took two (2!) courtesy swings before I got my last hit and you should have heard them.  ;D

/best of luck for the tourney


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 28, 2014, 07:42:21 AM
Season over with a flat 7-5 loss. We're slotted in 'B' for the year-end tourney. Gonna skip that one, and play in a few fun tourneys instead. All in all, not a great season.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 05, 2014, 05:44:53 AM
Got smoked in the first tourney game :-\
1-2 with a single...two hard hit balls so I can't complain.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Irongrip400 on September 05, 2014, 12:43:48 PM
No pics of hot SEC softball players = fail!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 09, 2014, 10:54:04 AM
Done for the year and glad it's over....terrible hitting this year, don't know if missing all the games cuz of my torn bicep and labrum had something to do with it or not but I stunk.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 09, 2014, 12:01:09 PM
Done for the year and glad it's over....terrible hitting this year, don't know if missing all the games cuz of my torn bicep and labrum had something to do with it or not but I stunk.

Give yourself a pass dude.  You had surgery.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 10, 2014, 04:17:16 PM
Give yourself a pass dude.  You had surgery.
Nice, Grape.  x2  What are you thinking!? Just getting back on the field after injuries is aces. Get yourself in fighting shape for next season and have some fun. Swing; total bat speed; recovery. Cheers.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 12, 2015, 07:10:52 AM
* Pre-season bump*

Another 4-5 weeks 'til season starts. Sure hope it will be better than last year. That was disappointing. Looking to drop 6-8 lbs of wine Winter weight by game one. You guys get all completely rehabbed over the off-season?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 12, 2015, 08:21:11 AM
* Pre-season bump*

Another 4-5 weeks 'til season starts. Sure hope it will be better than last year. That was disappointing. Looking to drop 6-8 lbs of wine Winter weight by game one. You guys get all completely rehabbed over the off-season?

Rehabbing offseason shoulder surgery and torn leg muscles/IT band.   This, combined with coaching AAU baseball this year, makes the grand old game at it's most cloudy for me, in terms of visibility into my participation.  I've probably played 1000 games over the last 20 years.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on March 13, 2015, 07:04:25 AM
* Pre-season bump*

Another 4-5 weeks 'til season starts. Sure hope it will be better than last year. That was disappointing. Looking to drop 6-8 lbs of wine Winter weight by game one. You guys get all completely rehabbed over the off-season?


Staring another round of aggressive therapy in April so hopefully I'll be good to go. lol, and yes dieting myself right now.
new colors for the jerseys this year and for the first time ever getting hats. added a third glove this year. I was in Modells and they had Rawlings {the only glove brand I've ever used} on sale from $70.00 down to $20.00!! pretty sure the sale sign was wrong but I wasn't gonna argue ;)
so now I have my original Rawlings that is awesome but the inside is shredded. the glove I especially ordered from Rawlings that has my initials and # engraved in it ::) which has been my go to glove the last few years and my new one that I'm breaking in.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 13, 2015, 07:31:40 AM

Staring another round of aggressive therapy in April so hopefully I'll be good to go. lol, and yes dieting myself right now.
new colors for the jerseys this year and for the first time ever getting hats. added a third glove this year. I was in Modells and they had Rawlings {the only glove brand I've ever used} on sale from $70.00 down to $20.00!! pretty sure the sale sign was wrong but I wasn't gonna argue ;)
so now I have my original Rawlings that is awesome but the inside is shredded. the glove I especially ordered from Rawlings that has my initials and # engraved in it ::) which has been my go to glove the last few years and my new one that I'm breaking in.

I carried my backup glove for a full three years before I finally settled in and made the switch.  Hard to let the old glove go.

Funny thing - I learned that some infielders in baseball skip putting their finger in the pointer slot, then put ring&pinky in the pinky slot.   I tried it for a week, and that's all it took for me to change entirely.  It "extends" the glove AND makes it absolutely pain free when catching the rockets I get in my league.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on March 13, 2015, 07:47:25 AM
I carried my backup glove for a full three years before I finally settled in and made the switch.  Hard to let the old glove go.

Funny thing - I learned that some infielders in baseball skip putting their finger in the pointer slot, then put ring&pinky in the pinky slot.   I tried it for a week, and that's all it took for me to change entirely.  It "extends" the glove AND makes it absolutely pain free when catching the rockets I get in my league.

Yeah it took me awhile to switch to my second glove. I'm gonna try switching fingers and see how that feels. I play outfield so there's not a ton of screaming shots that hurt my hand but what I like about my new glove is that it's a little bigger then my second. I never knew until I ordered on line that you could order a 14 inch glove and that they could be different sizes.

my friend plays in Boston and he said one of his fields is screwed because they used it as a snow dumping ground and you can barely see the top of the backstop!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 14, 2015, 06:55:16 AM
Nice. Slide into second and get a syringe in the leg.

/not like i'd slide.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 14, 2015, 01:36:21 PM
Yeah it took me awhile to switch to my second glove. I'm gonna try switching fingers and see how that feels. I play outfield so there's not a ton of screaming shots that hurt my hand but what I like about my new glove is that it's a little bigger then my second. I never knew until I ordered on line that you could order a 14 inch glove and that they could be different sizes.

my friend plays in Boston and he said one of his fields is screwed because they used it as a snow dumping ground and you can barely see the top of the backstop!

Where does he play.

I play outfield to - mostly L or LC.......The fence behind me is only 280 and there are guys who hit it 400, so the liners I get are ridiculous. Switching the fingers has made it painless.   I use a 13" glove.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on March 16, 2015, 08:07:40 AM
Where does he play.

I play outfield to - mostly L or LC.......The fence behind me is only 280 and there are guys who hit it 400, so the liners I get are ridiculous. Switching the fingers has made it painless.   I use a 13" glove.


Not sure what field or league but he play's first and is a big power hitter...he's like 6'4 and 270lb....nickname is Chicken

two of our fields are 290 with 20 ft fences and we use league supplied bats with only 3 hrs per team and the balls still fly out.
one field is 300 with 20 foot fence and my happiest moment was putting it over that in dead center.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 16, 2015, 08:26:42 AM

Not sure what field or league but he play's first and is a big power hitter...he's like 6'4 and 270lb....nickname is Chicken

two of our fields are 290 with 20 ft fences and we use league supplied bats with only 3 hrs per team and the balls still fly out.
one field is 300 with 20 foot fence and my happiest moment was putting it over that in dead center.

Our fields go from 280 in left to 310 in RC, 300 in R.  The fences are about 40ft high with an HR stripe about 25 ft up,  (golf range nets on top of 10 ft fence) and balls go over them, so I see them land in the 350+ range.  The RC and RF don't have the nets, only 10 ft fences.

I'm lefty and bat either 1-2 so my job is to get on base and run.  Two years ago I hit about 5-6 out, but last year I didn't hit any.  Same 3 hr limit.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 14, 2015, 07:53:41 AM
1rst practice tonight.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 15, 2015, 08:50:15 AM
One of my teams may fold.   :'(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 16, 2015, 06:26:26 AM
One of my teams may fold.   :'(


Couldn't run to save my life but hit great.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 16, 2015, 02:42:13 PM

Couldn't run to save my life but hit great.

This was kind of a cold response to my statement.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 17, 2015, 05:54:21 AM
This was kind of a cold response to my statement.


Well you're on like 17 others ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 17, 2015, 06:18:45 AM

Well you're on like 17 others ::)

Good point.  BUT, I actually many not be able to play now that I'm coaching AAU.  Our schedule this year has us going all over the fucking place.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 17, 2015, 06:27:57 AM
Good point.  BUT, I actually many not be able to play now that I'm coaching AAU.  Our schedule this year has us going all over the fucking place.


Not play at all ??? ??? :o :o


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 17, 2015, 06:33:35 AM

Not play at all ??? ??? :o :o

I have to figure out how to make it work.  Other league is not something I can do part time.  But, I can't stop either.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 17, 2015, 01:28:59 PM
I have to figure out how to make it work.  Other league is not something I can do part time.  But, I can't stop either.



Eeeh, good luck.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 19, 2015, 09:45:41 AM
One-ball tourney yesterday. Fielding: fine. Batting: horrendous.     ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 19, 2015, 11:17:30 AM
One-ball tourney yesterday. Fielding: fine. Batting: horrendous.     ::)

You will be fine, my friend.  Maybe on one of my Toronto business trips I can guest pinch hit.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 06, 2015, 05:13:29 AM
You will be fine, my friend.  Maybe on one of my Toronto business trips I can guest pinch hit.   ;D
Season delayed. City complaining about wet stuff. Scrimmaged. 4-5. The only good hit was direct to LF. Didn't move an inch.  ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 06, 2015, 03:59:17 PM
Season delayed. City complaining about wet stuff. Scrimmaged. 4-5. The only good hit was direct to LF. Didn't move an inch.  ::)

Yuck....hate bad weather softball.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 23, 2015, 04:06:40 AM
Played our first game couple days ago. Fielding solid. Batted 2/3. Score? Bloodbath. New team, so I didn't say anything. Next game Sunday. Can only get better.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 23, 2015, 02:08:54 PM
Played our first game couple days ago. Fielding solid. Batted 2/3. Score? Bloodbath. New team, so I didn't say anything. Next game Sunday. Can only get better.

Good start.  Keep going....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 23, 2015, 06:36:23 AM
Tourneys every weekend. One-ball/lob/3-pitch. Good stuff. Lotsa bats in bag but coming back to end-loaded 30 oz Anderson. Carries. Fielding solid (although I should have chased down that one over second). Shit!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 23, 2015, 07:04:05 AM
Anderson bats have a good rep - never swung one.

So, AAU/Spring baseball ended and I got a call to join a team mid year.  Showed up, no practice, and they informed me I was batting lead off.

I was actually nervous....something I haven't been at the plate very often.

Walked.  Lol.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 23, 2015, 08:05:44 AM
Anderson bats have a good rep - never swung one.

So, AAU/Spring baseball ended and I got a call to join a team mid year.  Showed up, no practice, and they informed me I was batting lead off.

I was actually nervous....something I haven't been at the plate very often.

Walked.  Lol.
Not a bad thingy. Grab some dirt. Look into outfield. Grip bat. Tap. Off you go.   ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 03, 2015, 12:25:44 PM
Saw the Jays/BoSox Canada Day game. Great game, and the only one the Jays took off of the Sox in the series.  :'(  And, what a division, with 4 teams within one vying for the lead. Lotta Massholes flew in for the series. Good stuff. Good stuff. Love the enthusiasm.  :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 03, 2015, 07:22:40 PM
Saw the Jays/BoSox Canada Day game. Great game, and the only one the Jays took off of the Sox in the series.  :'(  And, what a division, with 4 teams within one vying for the lead. Lotta Massholes flew in for the series. Good stuff. Good stuff. Love the enthusiasm.  :)

Toronto let me down.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 04, 2015, 03:08:58 AM
Toronto let me down.
It's a disappointing town.  ;D

/talk to a leaf fan.....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 10, 2015, 05:06:19 AM
Somehow we are 6-2, not sure if the league isn't that good this year because we are just an ok team.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 13, 2015, 06:59:12 AM
4-5 with a triple and three walks.  Not horrible for not swinging a bat for more than five minutes.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 13, 2015, 10:50:08 AM
Well I'm headed back to Friday nights next year. Tuesday we had a double header. first game was a against a decent team that was 5-3. second game was against a winless team....we had 16 guys show up so a few of the better players said to the coach play us in the first game and we have no problem sitting out the second.
what does he do? he bats fucking 16 in both games.......I played 2 games and got up 4 times!!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 17, 2015, 06:42:34 AM
Well I'm headed back to Friday nights next year. Tuesday we had a double header. first game was a against a decent team that was 5-3. second game was against a winless team....we had 16 guys show up so a few of the better players said to the coach play us in the first game and we have no problem sitting out the second.
what does he do? he bats fucking 16 in both games.......I played 2 games and got up 4 times!!

That. Fucking. Sucks.

But also dumb to have a roster that size.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 17, 2015, 12:24:30 PM
That. Fucking. Sucks.

But also dumb to have a roster that size.


Last year we had games where we scrambled to have enough players, this year everybody shows up :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 19, 2015, 06:33:50 PM

Last year we had games where we scrambled to have enough players, this year everybody shows up :-\
Ha! 'Struth! Never fails.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 20, 2015, 08:05:33 AM
Nice, only 11 showed up last night and I got up 3 times!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 22, 2015, 12:29:29 PM
Good infographic. We're getting hosed, lads:

http://www.avclub.com/article/infographic-reveals-most-expensive-baseball-stadiu-222712 (http://www.avclub.com/article/infographic-reveals-most-expensive-baseball-stadiu-222712)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 26, 2015, 10:34:58 AM
Good infographic. We're getting hosed, lads:

http://www.avclub.com/article/infographic-reveals-most-expensive-baseball-stadiu-222712 (http://www.avclub.com/article/infographic-reveals-most-expensive-baseball-stadiu-222712)

Awful.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 26, 2015, 10:36:09 AM
4-6, 3 doubles, 3 walks, would have been four doubles but had a slow guy on first.

3 walks in softball.....I batted lead off and thought it was my job to get on base......think I scored on all three....so..Ok.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 27, 2015, 01:25:12 PM
4-6, 3 doubles, 3 walks, would have been four doubles but had a slow guy on first.

3 walks in softball.....I batted lead off and thought it was my job to get on base......think I scored on all three....so..Ok.
Sounds fine. Smart. Certainly more competitive. I see a first pitch that looks half-decent, and I'm-a swinging. Don't do that in tourneys, tho.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 27, 2015, 05:12:57 PM
Sounds fine. Smart. Certainly more competitive. I see a first pitch that looks half-decent, and I'm-a swinging. Don't do that in tourneys, tho.

No fast pitch this year, so this is arc with a 20 foot ceiling.  If the balls are missing high/deep, I can't do much with it anyway, so it's better to let it go.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 30, 2015, 06:35:10 AM
Tough year for me so far. team is winning ether 9-2 or 10-2 {I still think the league stinks and the teams are not that good this year} but I cant hit for shit ever since my surgeries the beginning of last summer ....three things happen every at bat for me, a clean single up the middle, lazy fly ball, or a pop up  that drops behind the infield and before the outfield.


...sucks because I've always been a strong line drive hitter with power to the gaps and I'd hit some home runs by accident.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 30, 2015, 07:16:35 AM
Tough year for me so far. team is winning ether 9-2 or 10-2 {I still think the league stinks and the teams are not that good this year} but I cant hit for shit ever since my surgeries the beginning of last summer ....three things happen every at bat for me, a clean single up the middle, lazy fly ball, or a pop up  that drops behind the infield and before the outfield.


...sucks because I've always been a strong line drive hitter with power to the gaps and I'd hit some home runs by accident.

Try widening stance and not stepping, just rotate back foot/hip.

If you simplify the swing in arc softball, it's really pretty easy to place the ball.  Just forget about the bomb and don't dip.  Once the injuries heal, start ripping again.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 30, 2015, 08:08:28 AM
Try widening stance and not stepping, just rotate back foot/hip.

If you simplify the swing in arc softball, it's really pretty easy to place the ball.  Just forget about the bomb and don't dip.  Once the injuries heal, start ripping again.


Injury's are healed, just cant hit :-[


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 30, 2015, 10:35:44 AM

Injury's are healed, just cant hit :-[

Can't spell either.

Two things to do when you're struggling in arc - what I mentioned above, and two, crowd the plate and just try to pull the ball through the first/third baseman.  Gets you in the right mindset and swing path.  Then you can get cute once the pull swing is right.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 03, 2015, 04:50:26 AM
4-4 all singles but three were ropes up the middle so hopefully I'm getting my swing back.
won 17-2 and ended the first half 12-2


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 03, 2015, 08:51:01 AM
8-8, 4 doubles, 1 HR.   Love the days when it clicks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 03, 2015, 02:05:17 PM
We have 4 games left before the cities against the top 4 teams on the night we play.....should be a fun ride to the cities :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on August 19, 2015, 07:56:02 AM
Passed on last night's game. We suck, so no big loss. Travel, then back to town for season's-end tourney. Should be nice and slow, and (more) out of shape by then. I'm seeing me sluggish and caught off-base. Oh, brother.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 26, 2015, 05:15:39 AM
I stink this year....cant hit my way out of a wet paper bag.




Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on August 31, 2015, 07:28:56 AM
Got back from vacation a day early due to weather, so I got to play in the finals.

Lost first game 14-1 (I bat leadoff, scored in first inning...that was it....fucking pathetic)

Won second on a walk off sac fly.

Lost third 13-6......they got 6 runs on a few defensive miscues.....sucks.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 12, 2015, 04:57:09 AM
Lost our first round of the cities last night 21-19.
3-3 with a walk, all hard singles up the middle.
I played right and at this time of year the sun was setting right behind the backstop in the right side of view.
worst conditions I've ever played in. couldn't see a damn thing!
ground balls I'm looking in the air, fly balls I'm looking on the ground.
routine fly balls were dropping. our second baseman missed an easy double play because when the third baseman threw it to him he couldn't see it so the ball went into the outfield.
they won because they had hitters that could go to right and we didn't.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 12, 2015, 08:52:22 AM
Season over. Played well-enough. Only two dingers all season. Guess my power is gone. Oh, well. My OBP was really good, but still...

Only won one game in season-ending tourney, and we really played like we could, but the other games were waaaay under-performing ones. Last one was embarrassing. I remember thinking 'what else can go wrong?' only to look up and say 'oh, that; didn't see that one coming.' Good after party and BBQ.  


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 12, 2015, 09:29:04 AM
Season over. Played well-enough. Only two dingers all season. Guess my power is gone. Oh, well. My OBP was really good, but still...

Only won one game in season-ending tourney, and we really played like we could, but the other games were waaaay under-performing ones. Last one was embarrassing. I remember thinking 'what else can go wrong?' only to look up and say 'oh, that; didn't see that one coming.' Good after party and BBQ.  

Do you play with fences the majority of the time, or open.  If fences, how long?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 12, 2015, 09:35:05 AM
Except for out of town-tourneys, fences. Couple of fields are around 300, and one park has 4 of about 250 each. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 12, 2015, 01:20:36 PM
Except for out of town-tourneys, fences. Couple of fields are around 300, and one park has 4 of about 250 each. 

250, that's pretty short.

Always thought 300 was fair, but of course my park is 310 in right center.

Other league is fenceless.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 14, 2015, 01:02:04 PM
250, that's pretty short.

Always thought 300 was fair, but of course my park is 310 in right center.

Other league is fenceless.
And the two taters were in the same game!? WTF!? Rotated the bats, but nothing gave me any more oomph. Good thing I'm on a team where it isn't glaring. As they say: you don't have to outrun the bear; you just have to outrun someone else.   :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 14, 2015, 01:12:23 PM
250, that's pretty short.

Always thought 300 was fair, but of course my park is 310 in right center.

Other league is fenceless.


We are 290 with 20ft fences.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 23, 2015, 06:46:56 AM
Season is over...lost in the third round of the cities.
I could see it coming...we played a really good young team and we had a nightmare Monday double header.
We played at 6 then had to wait until 9 for our next game. we didn't start until around 9:30 and someone decided to turn the lights off at 10:15. so we had to wait 15-20 minutes for them to come back on and unbelievably they went off again 20 minutes later and we had to wait again. then we played 10 innings.
by the time we all got home it was 12:30 and then work, than another game last night at 7.



...not a good year for me with the bat, nothing but a singles hitter this year :-\
hopefully a full winter of rest and hopefully no injuries and I'll find my power stroke again.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 23, 2015, 09:15:57 AM
Season is over...lost in the third round of the cities.
I could see it coming...we played a really good young team and we had a nightmare Monday double header.
We played at 6 then had to wait until 9 for our next game. we didn't start until around 9:30 and someone decided to turn the lights off at 10:15. so we had to wait 15-20 minutes for them to come back on and unbelievably they went off again 20 minutes later and we had to wait again. then we played 10 innings.
by the time we all got home it was 12:30 and then work, than another game last night at 7.



...not a good year for me with the bat, nothing but a singles hitter this year :-\
hopefully a full winter of rest and hopefully no injuries and I'll find my power stroke again.
Well, if you find one of those infinity stones, don't bogart it; break me off a piece. I sure could use it. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on September 23, 2015, 09:20:11 AM
As a former power hitter, I can teach you how to adjust your games.

But I am also fast, so it could be harder for you guys.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on September 23, 2015, 10:12:10 AM
As a former power hitter, I can teach you how to adjust your games.

But I am also fast, so it could be harder for you guys.
I'll take all the help/pointers I can get.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on September 23, 2015, 10:24:54 AM
As a former power hitter, I can teach you how to adjust your games.

But I am also fast, so it could be harder for you guys.


Thanks I'll let you know next spring. I'm not a power hitter anyway I'm a line drive hitter that hits some out by accident. I hit the ball really well in the scrimmages before the year but then a pulled groin, a fucked up calf, and a sore back all year and I was a mess.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 11, 2016, 03:17:10 PM
Grapefruit League bump. New season coming up. Gonna cross that 50 line. Weird. I was 15, like, yesterday. Actually taking it seriously this time. May be one of my last. 

/best to all playing ball this season!

/seeing 6 jays' games (so far) this season. also going to chi-town to see cubs/sox city-series games at both wrigley and cellular. should be aces.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on March 12, 2016, 06:04:16 AM
Grapefruit League bump. New season coming up. Gonna cross that 50 line. Weird. I was 15, like, yesterday. Actually taking it seriously this time. May be one of my last. 

/best to all playing ball this season!

/seeing 6 jays' games (so far) this season. also going to chi-town to see cubs/sox city-series games at both wrigley and cellular. should be aces.


We start in a little over a month...main goal is to make it through the season without getting hurt :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 12, 2016, 08:27:14 AM

We start in a little over a month...main goal is to make it through the season without getting hurt :-\
Yeah, I remember. You were one injury after another. I'm working to get some power back.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on March 31, 2016, 02:14:40 PM
Strength back. Increasing stuff by 2.5/5lbs per 4 sessions. Hope it translates. Should be solid by openers. Still worried. As we say going up to bat, 'don't suck.'  


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on March 31, 2016, 06:22:21 PM
Strength back. Increasing stuff by 2.5/5lbs per 4 sessions. Hope it translates. Should be solid by openers. Still worried. As we say going up to bat, 'don't suck.'  

I have faith in you Chimpsy.

Either broke my left ring finger or severly sprained the joint two weeks ago - couldn't even hit grounders to the kids yesterday, it hurt so bad.  I can throw a football, etc...can't have any contact.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 01, 2016, 02:22:05 PM
I have faith in you Chimpsy.

Either broke my left ring finger or severly sprained the joint two weeks ago - couldn't even hit grounders to the kids yesterday, it hurt so bad.  I can throw a football, etc...can't have any contact.
Thanks Grape. All things looking positive, except for left-foot turf-toe. Suggestions?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 01, 2016, 07:25:09 PM
Thanks Grape. All things looking positive, except for left-foot turf-toe. Suggestions?

Alleve in your system for 4 straight days - one pill every 12 hours.

And beer.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 04, 2016, 05:45:13 AM
So a salesman for the company I work for runs his own baseball training company.
He was nice enough to give me a free hour and a half free hitting lesson.


...humbling when I found out that I have no idea how to hit :-\ :-[


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 07, 2016, 03:07:34 PM
So a salesman for the company I work for runs his own baseball training company.
He was nice enough to give me a free hour and a half free hitting lesson.


...humbling when I found out that I have no idea how to hit :-\ :-[
I wouldn't`t even submit myself. It`d come back that I had the swing of a Quasimodo.

the bells!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 08, 2016, 05:20:58 AM
I wouldn't`t even submit myself. It`d come back that I had the swing of a Quasimodo.

the bells!


Like most people I'm all upper body with my swing and no hips.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 08, 2016, 07:49:30 AM

Like most people I'm all upper body with my swing and no hips.
No kidding. Me, too. We had a guy on our team who swung like it was an upper-body-after-thought. Didn`t move; then it was over the fence. Amazing.  ???


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 08, 2016, 03:28:48 PM
Legs and hips are everything - go back to the basics we teach the kids just starting out - "squish the bug" with your back foot by rotating it in when you swing - will drive the hips through it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 12, 2016, 05:01:30 AM
Had a practice/scrimmage last night...still working on my new swing.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 16, 2016, 05:31:13 AM
Had a practice/scrimmage last night...still working on my new swing.
?


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 17, 2016, 01:24:48 PM
?

Calvin has the type of swing of a guy who still splits his workouts in to back/biceps, trains rear delts, and sometimes just "arms".

He is trying to become more athletic and key on hip rotation, fast twitch muscles, wrist/leg alignment, etc.....

He is struggling to let go of his old school ways, but he is trying.  We must continue to support him.  He is finally not wearing his weigh belt on the field, so it's a start.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 18, 2016, 05:19:28 AM
?

Calvin has the type of swing of a guy who still splits his workouts in to back/biceps, trains rear delts, and sometimes just "arms".

He is trying to become more athletic and key on hip rotation, fast twitch muscles, wrist/leg alignment, etc.....

He is struggling to let go of his old school ways, but he is trying.  We must continue to support him.  He is finally not wearing his weigh belt on the field, so it's a start.


Something like this ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 21, 2016, 05:11:49 AM
Scrimmage last night and the season starts next Tuesday.



....hit the ball pretty well and last at bat put one out.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on April 21, 2016, 07:04:17 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on April 25, 2016, 02:35:27 PM
Scrimmage last night and the season starts next Tuesday.



....hit the ball pretty well and last at bat put one out.
Atta Boy! Like you can.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 26, 2016, 06:27:57 AM
First game tonight but probably gonna be a rain out.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on April 28, 2016, 04:58:09 AM
Was rained out which wasn't terrible, cold, windy, and rainy.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 03, 2016, 05:57:21 AM
two weeks, two rainouts.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 11, 2016, 07:00:54 AM
Finally played last night. walked first time up. chased a low pitch and hit an easy fly out second time up >:(
double in the gap third time up.
We beat a pretty good team by 3 last night.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 11, 2016, 10:58:02 AM
Finally played last night. walked first time up. chased a low pitch and hit an easy fly out second time up >:(
double in the gap third time up.
We beat a pretty good team by 3 last night.

Sounds like decent cardio.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 12, 2016, 06:01:58 AM
I'm not going to read all 24 pages of this thread but I started playing softball last year for the first time since I was a kid. I grew up playing sports like hockey and football but as I've gotten older I've lost interest in playing sports where people get overly competitive. Softball has been a lot of fun so far. Most of the people that I've played against have been relaxed and made for enjoyable games.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 12, 2016, 06:06:05 AM
I'm not going to read all 24 pages of this thread but I started playing softball last year for the first time since I was a kid. I grew up playing sports like hockey and football but as I've gotten older I've lost interest in playing sports where people get overly competitive. Softball has been a lot of fun so far. Most of the people that I've played against have been relaxed and made for enjoyable games.


Good luck to you.

Like any sport, there's varying levels of play, and varying levels of how players act.  If you've found a league that fits what you're looking for, it's a good time.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 12, 2016, 06:08:17 AM
I'm not going to read all 24 pages of this thread but I started playing softball last year for the first time since I was a kid. I grew up playing sports like hockey and football but as I've gotten older I've lost interest in playing sports where people get overly competitive. Softball has been a lot of fun so far. Most of the people that I've played against have been relaxed and made for enjoyable games.



Cool, have fun and enjoy!


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 12, 2016, 06:14:39 AM
I enjoyed the league that my team was in last year. Another friend that will be playing in the same league asked me to play for their team as well so it looks like I'll be on two teams this year.

We had our first game in the new league last week. The team we played were quite good but very respectful crew. We lost, but it was a fun game.
Last night was our second game. There is nothing worse than playing a bunch of over competitive douche bags. They won but barely, and it had a lot to do with some less than legit calls from their side. That sorta shit kinda ruins the game. Hopefully there isn't too much of that in this league.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 13, 2016, 05:47:37 AM

Last night was our second game. There is nothing worse than playing a bunch of over competitive douche bags. They won but barely, and it had a lot to do with some less than legit calls from their side. That sorta shit kinda ruins the game. Hopefully there isn't too much of that in this league.


You'll always run across a team or a player or two during the course of a season...don't let it ruin the fun for you.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 13, 2016, 07:09:12 AM

You'll always run across a team or a player or two during the course of a season...don't let it ruin the fun for you.

The best way to deal with those types is to beat them.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 13, 2016, 09:00:02 AM
The best way to deal with those types is to beat them.

Agreed.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 14, 2016, 01:31:25 AM
Calvin and Grape x2.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 18, 2016, 04:47:59 AM
Lost last night. 2 errors killed us, led to 6-7 runs



...2 for 3 with a hr...hit the ball hard every time up.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 24, 2016, 07:34:05 PM
Played a game in that same league tonight. We got pummeled but everyone had a good time. Didn't hit well but fielded the ball really well. I bring my 4 year old son to the games and that makes for a fun night. He's a pretty energetic kid. We certainly didn't have the problems like last week.
Last weekend was a long weekend in Canada so I drank a ton of beer. It probably led to my poor hitting tonight.  ;D
I skipped my workout last night, but woke up early this morning to make up for it. After the game tonight, I'm cracking off my day 2 work out. It makes for a long day, but at least I won't fall behind.

Started playing on my second team on Thursday night. We won. I fielded the ball well and had some good hits, including a HR.




Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 28, 2016, 06:02:57 PM
Playing well; not great. Eyes are a bit of an issue in the field. Trying to muscle it out. Hitting is on point. Hit a grand salami the other night, but didn`t realize it `til I hit the bench. This could be a problem.  :-\


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 01, 2016, 06:02:43 AM
Nice job Chimpsy.  Never stop playing.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on June 03, 2016, 06:01:35 AM
One of my teams couldn't get enough people to play on Monday night so we forfeited the game which pissed me off to no end.
Played with my other team last night. We won the game. I don't remember what the score was but it wasn't close. Cracked two HRs.  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 03, 2016, 07:07:29 AM
One of my teams couldn't get enough people to play on Monday night so we forfeited the game which pissed me off to no end.


This happened to me a few times on a team that I drove an hour each way to play on.  Not cool.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 02, 2016, 05:07:42 PM
Have gotten our ass kicked in ever tourney, this Summer. Throwing together a team is just not cutting it, these days. Not one win. Ah, well. Some good charity money. Hope everyone else is getting their runs in.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 22, 2016, 12:59:28 PM
Finished first part of the season 8-4. now we move up and only play the better teams in our leauge.
hitting better then I have in years {helps to be healthy for once ;D}
4 hrs for me so far and one was to dead center on a field that's 320ft with a 10ft fence.
As soon as I hit it I knew it was out....don't get that feeling often.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on July 22, 2016, 06:28:14 PM
Nice.

As luck would have it, little league ends next week and I got asked to be on a team that lost a player due to an injury.

The streak continues.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on August 10, 2016, 05:35:56 AM
Meh, strangling a bit at the plate the last couple of games.
better last night 1-3 but one of the outs was hit really hard but right at the SS.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on October 01, 2016, 06:21:39 PM
Season way over. Played ok. Fielding solid; hr here, there; ob real good. Happy, but not knocked out by stats. End-of-season-tourney? I did not suck. 2-3 hrs/game; running and getting shit that was all in some other's backyard. pretty sure i have cancer, or something, for that super-stuff nonsense.  sat, and enjoyed all the plaudits at the bbq, but gave away the mvp thingy to someone who tried hard but stood in and took hard rooks off the infield. he'll be aces in 5 years. hope you all had a good season.   :)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 10, 2017, 06:47:00 AM
Season started last nigh but I stunk 1-3 with 3 popups.
Lunging and swinging at pitches out of the strike zone.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 10, 2017, 08:37:34 AM
I am on 2 teams, 3 weeks in, no games.

I'm always coaching....


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 17, 2017, 05:06:53 AM
We started our season last night and were short players.  >:(
We tied the other team which is still pretty good.
Didn't hit very well. I accidentally bought a hard ball bat and wasn't able to use it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 17, 2017, 10:23:49 AM
Hit the fence my first at bat.weak dribbler to the pitcher which I beat out next at bat.
also walked twice.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 17, 2017, 11:09:00 AM
Any Canadian softball players on here that know where to get decent bats? I'm looking online and most of the decent American distributors won't ship to Canada.
Amazon.ca are asking ridiculous prices.  >:(


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 17, 2017, 11:59:17 AM
Any Canadian softball players on here that know where to get decent bats? I'm looking online and most of the decent American distributors won't ship to Canada.
Amazon.ca are asking ridiculous prices.  >:(

ahhh....this explains the term "hardball".

Ask Dr. Chimps.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 17, 2017, 05:16:24 PM
I may have a better solution. I just found out that a co-worker orders a lot of car parts from the US and has a PO box across the border. I might be able to order any bat that I want. Any suggestions?
I was thinking a 30 oz, end loaded composite. I only want to pay between $200-$260 Canadian, which is about $150-$200 US. Seems like there are lots of options.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 17, 2017, 08:48:11 PM
I may have a better solution. I just found out that a co-worker orders a lot of car parts from the US and has a PO box across the border. I might be able to order any bat that I want. Any suggestions?
I was thinking a 30 oz, end loaded composite. I only want to pay between $200-$260 Canadian, which is about $150-$200 US. Seems like there are lots of options.

Batspeed is key.

Opt for a 26-27 oz Miken if your league allows it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 18, 2017, 03:31:10 AM
Batspeed is key.

Opt for a 26-27 oz Miken if your league allows it.

Bats must be approved by either the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), National Softball Association (NSA) or American Softball Association (ASA).
Most of the bats I've looked at have at least one of these approvals.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 18, 2017, 06:34:10 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Miken-SFILMU-34-30-KF-30-Filby-SuperMax-End-Loaded-USSSA-Slowpitch-Softball-Bat-/361895342126?hash=item5442a4b02e:g:QLsAAOSw-0xYkiYY (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Miken-SFILMU-34-30-KF-30-Filby-SuperMax-End-Loaded-USSSA-Slowpitch-Softball-Bat-/361895342126?hash=item5442a4b02e:g:QLsAAOSw-0xYkiYY)

This is the beast that I ordered. Good price. Seems like a good bat.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on May 18, 2017, 09:58:54 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Miken-SFILMU-34-30-KF-30-Filby-SuperMax-End-Loaded-USSSA-Slowpitch-Softball-Bat-/361895342126?hash=item5442a4b02e:g:QLsAAOSw-0xYkiYY (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Miken-SFILMU-34-30-KF-30-Filby-SuperMax-End-Loaded-USSSA-Slowpitch-Softball-Bat-/361895342126?hash=item5442a4b02e:g:QLsAAOSw-0xYkiYY)

This is the beast that I ordered. Good price. Seems like a good bat.

It's probably good.  You can read reviews here:

https://www.kellysultimatesports.com/Slowpitch-Softball-Reviews/

30 oz is a bit heavy, IMO.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 18, 2017, 11:36:44 AM
It's probably good.  You can read reviews here:

https://www.kellysultimatesports.com/Slowpitch-Softball-Reviews/

30 oz is a bit heavy, IMO.

Ill let you know. I probably wont get for a few weeks. We have a few lighter bats for the team so I will have options.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Skeeter on May 24, 2017, 04:33:14 AM
I havent received my new bat yet but we had a game last night.
We were the visiting team and I went up to bat first.
On the first pitch I cracked a home run over the fence.
A new guy on my team asked 1. Why do you need a new bat?  2. Why are you batting first?  ;D


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 24, 2017, 06:25:13 AM
ahhh....this explains the term "hardball".

Ask Dr. Chimps.
The last bat I bought, an Anderson, I got a friend to mule it for me. Go to a tourney, there's usually a shady looking guy with a trunkfull of boxed bats, if you don't mind paying a twenty for his effort. Or, buy him a beer and start a convo. Good luck.



Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on May 24, 2017, 06:30:36 AM
Sooooo.....brain freeze and took a called third strike :'( :'( :'(
besides that we won.I was 3-4
2 singles and another double off the fence in center.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on May 24, 2017, 06:52:09 AM
Sooooo.....brain freeze and took a called third strike :'( :'( :'(
besides that we won.I was 3-4
2 singles and another double off the fence in center.

Ha! I remember a couple of years ago being at second and seeing a grounder go to my right and thinking 'I should run.' Was still there when the guy from first showed up. Just walked back to the bench and shrugged. 


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 01, 2017, 09:28:26 AM
We are 4-0 so far
2-4 with a double and single.when I sit back and wait on the ball I hit very well.every out I've made this year I lunged instead of waiting for the ball to get to me.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: Grape Ape on June 01, 2017, 12:22:44 PM
That is key - waiting and not committing your weight forward.

Unless you're able to keep you hands back and place it.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on June 21, 2017, 07:42:49 AM
Got smoked by one of the best teams in the city.
2-3,two singles,can't complain I hit all the ball hard every time and the out the left fielder made a nice running catch in the gap.
Against a lot of other teams it's a standup up double but these guys were good.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on June 28, 2017, 12:18:58 AM
Team doing ok. Me, fine. Old and in RF, still: stats ok. OB% fine but no power - kinda like last year at this point. Think I am hitching/no backsweep on my swings.  ::)


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 08, 2017, 02:00:35 PM
Team still ok. No contender, again, this year. Fielding is totally solid, even infield stints, but batting blinking in and out. Getting on base nicely, usually through hits, fa(s)t running and opposing errors, but it's starting to get into my head. No worries; not going to HOF. The one thing I have noticed this year is the proliferation of super bats. Man. We have (young) guys on our team with, like, $2k's worth of bats!? I just nod and smile and tune out as they try to explain them. Kinda satisfying when you snap an out offa one of those bats, but also kinda neat when see one of those balls sail over your head and demo a windshield.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 10, 2017, 12:38:05 PM
Lost again.
0-3 in the five spot. 2 out of three were hit real solid just right at people.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: CalvinH on July 12, 2017, 08:47:28 AM
We won last night after losing 3 in a row.
2-3 .
first time up a solid single between 3rd and short.
second time up a solid line drive in the gap in center for a stand up double.
third time up I tell myself I'm gonna kill it and I pop up to the infield.


Title: Re: Softball
Post by: dr.chimps on July 22, 2017, 12:42:37 PM
Whatever we needed to bring. We forgot. Two bad losses. Fielding fine. Batting ok.