Gold Division: Should it resemble college ball?

Gold Division: Should it resemble college ball?

Post by Vince Den » Sat, 13 Jan 1996 04:00:00

The changes the NCAA and NJCAA made to college softball aren't bad,
rabbit ball and 43-foot pitching distance. It opens the game up just
enough to keep it from being boring.

Should the ASA Gold Division take a step this direction? ASA should,
in my opinion, do something to set apart Gold from 18-A. Right now,
there are good and bad teams in both divisions, many A teams would be
good Gold teams.

If ASA sees fit to classify 31 pitchers as Gold, why not make them
pitch from the 43-foot distance in Gold tournaments? If they haven't
thrown from that distance yet, they most certainly will eventually.

Another question, why doesn't ASA have enough sponsor support to put
up portable fences and hang sponsors' banners? I don't like seeing
outfielders running a mile for a ball. I'd rather see the ball put out