USA's "power" team

USA's "power" team

Post by JSteph15 » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 11:37:22


Quote:
>think Mendosa is good enough to replace Stacey?

two different kinds of hitters, mendoza can hit the home run, but has a lot of
leg out hits, she slaps and bunts with the best, as a matter of fact a player
who can play little ball can hit from 40,43 feet or what ever the distance,
speed can create a lot of fielding mistakes and it seems to me the u.s. olympic
team dosen't have any.  

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USA's "power" team

Post by Bob Row » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 15:55:38

Does anyone else see a problem with Lisa Fernandez pitching 5 straight
perfect games leading up to the Olympics, then having our pitchers do battle
for 7, 11, 14, and 13 innings of no-hit, one-hit, two-hit, shutout ball
while waiting to see which team blinks first? A "perfect game" should be
rare don't you think? A one-hitter should be enough to win and also rare.
The bottom line is, and I think these Olympics make it clear, 40 feet is
just too close unless the pitcher is unlucky enough to hit your bat (which
usually seems to happen somewhere around the 12th inning from what I can
tell). The college game at 43 feet is a much more interesting game and if
they continue with this 40 foot madness at the international level no-one is
going to watch anymore. This talk that if you can hit at 43 against the best
pitching in the world then you should also be able to hit at 40 is
ridiculous. Of course you can't. I want softball to prosper and although 9
hours of 0-0 softball is exciting for some of us who are just happy to see
our sport on TV, we aren't going to gain too many converts at this rate.
Change the distance and let's make a real game of it. I want to watch a
hard-hitting battle of power and strategy, on an even playing field, not a
battle of eternal endurance. This is some of the best softball exposure EVER
and the "rules" are killing a great opportunity to promote the game. NO-ONE
IS HITTING THE SOFTBALL! Someone needs to wake-up and smell the ratings.

Bob

 
 
 

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Post by Pobo » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> as a matter of fact a player
>who can play little ball can hit from 40,43 feet or what ever the distance,
>speed can create a lot of fielding mistakes and it seems to me the u.s.
>olympic
>team dosen't have any

Concept maybe good...but don't think it holds much water. If this were true,
Berg would have been on base much more than the one or two times that she has
been to date, and, you won't find a much better "short gamer" than Laura Berg.

bob

 
 
 

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Post by JSteph15 » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>you won't find a much better "short gamer" than Laura Berg.

but bob wouldnt it be fun to see maybe 4 or 5 lefthanded slappers at the top of
the order and see what would happen, how many times have you run into a team
with a lot of speed up front, the first runner gets on, no one gets the ball
out of the infield, a slap here a push bunt there a safety bunt or two another
high bouncing slap and your down 2, its sure a lot of fun to watch.

a fan

 
 
 

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Post by HBBarn » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>The bottom line is, and I think these Olympics make it clear, 40 feet is
>just too close unless the pitcher is unlucky enough to hit your bat

ABSOLUTITUTLY!  
 
 
 

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Post by ERW2 » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00

JSteph said,

Quote:
>> as a matter of fact a player
>>who can play little ball can hit from 40,43 feet or what ever the distance,
>>speed can create a lot of fielding mistakes and it seems to me the u.s.
>>olympic
>>team dosen't have any

Pobob said,
Quote:
>Concept maybe good...but don't think it holds much water. If this were true,
>Berg would have been on base much more than the one or two times that she has
>been to date, and, you won't find a much better "short gamer" than Laura
>Berg.

 Laura Berg is one of the best "short gamers" in the World.  The 64k Dollar
Question is why does she alway hit away?? Don't we have enough Power Hitters??
Ed

rec.sport.softball

 
 
 

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Post by FstPtchm » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>>The bottom line is, and I think these Olympics make it clear, 40 feet is
>>just too close unless the pitcher is unlucky enough to hit your bat

>ABSOLUTITUTLY!  

Is "absolutitutly" an Italian word from the team representing Italy?
 
 
 

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Post by Randy Corwi » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Does anyone else see a problem with Lisa Fernandez pitching 5 straight
> perfect games leading up to the Olympics, then having our pitchers do
battle
> for 7, 11, 14, and 13 innings of no-hit, one-hit, two-hit, shutout ball
> while waiting to see which team blinks first? A "perfect game" should be
> rare don't you think? A one-hitter should be enough to win and also rare.
> The bottom line is, and I think these Olympics make it clear, 40 feet is
> just too close unless the pitcher is unlucky enough to hit your bat (which
> usually seems to happen somewhere around the 12th inning from what I can
> tell). The college game at 43 feet is a much more interesting game and if
> they continue with this 40 foot madness at the international level no-one
is
> going to watch anymore. This talk that if you can hit at 43 against the
best
> pitching in the world then you should also be able to hit at 40 is
> ridiculous. Of course you can't. I want softball to prosper and although 9
> hours of 0-0 softball is exciting for some of us who are just happy to see
> our sport on TV, we aren't going to gain too many converts at this rate.
> Change the distance and let's make a real game of it. I want to watch a
> hard-hitting battle of power and strategy, on an even playing field, not a
> battle of eternal endurance. This is some of the best softball exposure
EVER
> and the "rules" are killing a great opportunity to promote the game.
NO-ONE
> IS HITTING THE SOFTBALL! Someone needs to wake-up and smell the ratings.

> Bob

I couldn't agree more.  The 40' distance is simply too much of a pitchers
game.  Not enough action.  Move it to 43'.

Randy

 
 
 

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Post by Jazzso » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> Laura Berg is one of the best "short gamers" in the World.  The 64k Dollar
>Question is why does she alway hit away?? Don't we have enough Power
>Hitters??
>Ed

Because Ralph Raymond hates the short game. I know of many occasions when he
has said so.

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Post by dbcoope.. » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00

But boy howdy,,,,he can sure exult enthusiasm and is a natural born
leader with all kinds of energy.

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Post by dazeyp.. » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> But boy howdy,,,,he can sure exult enthusiasm and is a natural born
> leader with all kinds of energy.

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The reason for the hit away in this case is because we are playing catch
up before we are even behind. If WE see a coaching problem, and I don't
think it can be denied at this point, don't you think those women see
it? USA's mindset is reaction instead of control. BTW, as a sidelight,
what was your reaction to the vault being nearly 2 inches lower than
regulation and the subsequent way it was reacted to and handled?

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