View Full Version : Anyone play Slow-pitch Softball?
10-28-2009, 09:24 PM
Anybody here play slow-pitch softball?
I play a lot of class C/D usssa and nsa Competitve tournament ball.
Just seeing if anyone on here plays!
10-29-2009, 11:24 AM
You should stick to base-ball or cricket.
Piney Flats, TN
The Daily Dispatch: April 12, 1861.
--The season for out-door sports begins this month, and in Washington and Baltimore the base-ball clubs have commenced play for the season. This game of base-ball is a fine, healthy exercise, and a manly and exciting pastime. Thousands of the mercantile and business community of the large cities north of us relieve the monotony of their daily pursuits by devoting a portion of their leisure time to the practice of either base-ball or cricket, and they not only derive considerable pleasure from the excitement of the game itself, but also great benefit from the exercise and physical development consequent upon the practice of these out-door sports. We rank ourselves with those who are desirous of encouraging these invigorating games among our too-little-exercised citizens. The fact is, we all, more or less, devote too much of our time and energies to our offices, desks and counters, and pay far too little attention to the recreation of body and mind, that nature absolutely requires to preserve health. Especially do educated men make a terrible mistake in this respect; they make recreation purely mental; they give a little play to their minds after their day's pursuits, but none to their bodies, and therefore they grow weak and dyspeptic, and ultimately all the train of evils that follow a neglect of the proper recreation for the physical nature come, miserably to affect their spirits and distort their views of men and things around them. Exercise, to be beneficial, should be attractive, and, to a certain extent, exciting, and we know of no other sports, as free from objectionable features, and at the same time as attractive and exciting, as these manly games of ball; and we think it would be an [ addition ] to our schools, that would lead to beneficial results, morally and physically, if each had a ball club attached to it. How many admirable practical lessons on discipline and good behavior — both very requisite among the majority of our boys — might be imparted by the teachers of our academies every Saturdayafternoon, if they were to organize a ball club among their scholars and accompany the players to the field, and there guide and admonish them as occasion might require ! It would be recreation alike to teachers and scholars, and beneficial to both.
10-29-2009, 02:55 PM
Thank's for sharing, but i posted this in the whine cellar, cause it has nothing to do with the forum. I just wanna see if any cw buddies play ball!
10-30-2009, 01:05 AM
I play slow pitch softball in a fireman's league. Games are competitive followed by food and beer. Comaradarie for all
10-30-2009, 12:50 PM
Now I know what we were doing wrong! We had the food and beer before the games.
That's probably why the play wasn't none too competitive and why we kept having to wake folks up between innings.
Live and learn, I say.
10-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Just fat old guys. Guys who can't run. Those who wish to play real softball find men's fast pitch leagues. Where you play with 9 and can actually steal bases and such. Now come on laugh.
As for me, up until a year ago, when my joints acted better, I played Rugby. Plenty o' comaradery and beer to go around and, better looking wimmenz too. There'a a tournament in our area that attracts over a hundred teams from all over the US, held every year over the 4th of July.:-D
10-30-2009, 03:27 PM
Scrum of the earth.
Played a bit in my previous life.
10-30-2009, 07:42 PM
I played up until two years ago. I miss it somewhat. Started playing it back in 1996. I had an itchin to play in a fall league this year, but work and homelife did not allow for it. Who knows, maybe next year, eh?
11-04-2009, 10:32 PM
That's cool. I play Class D, have been told i'm a class C player.
For those who don't know what i'm talking about, i will explain.
In each association, there are classes of tournament softball.
list keeps going on and on.
Major players do make money, according to BJ Fulk of Team Resmondo/worth, 50-150,000 a year!
I'm trying my hardest to become a major player someday. I've never played baseball at the competitve level, but i've played softball for only two years. Two years and i'm already considered a C Player! Imagine 5 years!
Just filling you guys in. I can talk about this for hours! :rolleyes:
Here is a video of one of the top hitters of Major Softball. Name is Brett Helmer. Has about half a dozen bats named after him, and can crank the ball out of the park.
Hope you enjoy! :)
11-05-2009, 07:26 AM
There is a guy down here where I grew up at named Dewayne Nevitt, who at one point was endorsed by Louisville Slugger representing proessional softball. He has played softball professionally for years and has made a good living off playing it. He has also had the opportunity to travel the globe playing what he loves. I know he tried out for a few MLB teams as well, especially with Cincinatti and St. Louis.
11-05-2009, 12:17 PM
that's cool, Micah!
I played with a major player on my Wednesday night league team. Todd Wallace, who is fully endorsed by Easton! Last weekend, played with Vince Bisbee who is fully endorsed by ComBAT AND Worth.
Pretty cool stuff!
11-05-2009, 12:39 PM
Todd Wallace rings a bell. Seems like I remember playing against him in a tournament for cancer patients up above Indy a few years back....could be wrong though. There were several big names there in softball playing for a good cause.
11-06-2009, 08:16 PM
This is Todd. He is in the USSSA hall of fame!
11-06-2009, 08:18 PM
That would be him!!!! Hey, don't they call him T-Bone or something like that?
11-06-2009, 09:22 PM
Not sure. I called him Todd haha.
he can hit BOMBS
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