I first heard about Pro Softball for Women.
Why were some of these changes felt to be necessary? If you like
women's sports & fastpitch softball, the current college game is not
boring. There are hits nearly inning and excellent defensive plays to
take hits away in similar manner. I did not see anything that I would
consider to be an enhancement of the current game in the action that
I saw. Am I missing the boat? The game of Women's Fastpitch needs to
be PROMOTED not bastardized.
I would like to see the game of women's fastpitch proseper more than
most people on this planet. Who researched the distance between bases
in combination with the leadoff process that lead to the stolen base
becomming a mockery of the word "stolen?" I think women's physical
skills, the current distance between bases and the weight and size of
the ball itself are ideal as opposed to my feeling that men kinda
overpower that same softball dimensioned infield. It reminded me of
7th and 8th grade boys playing rec. baseball on a regulation diamond
where none of the catchers has a strong enough arm to throw anyone out
at 2nd. The women catching in those games were almost helpless and
they were upper echelon players as opposed to some 8th grade boy whose
baseball career will end when he gets to high school. Maybe the
pitchers needed a better pickoff move? Great Softball? A poorly
conceived game? Who were these people trying to appeal to? The
research if there was any looks inept and incomplete.
Are oullandish "enhancements" being added to women's basketball for
the new women's professional league? Other than the smaller ball, the
sport is played by rules well established for all of basketball.
Hopefully they won't outlaw the zone defense, lower the basket shorten
the 3 point circle and make it an NBA stepchild.
10. FS: Pro Softball