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Post by blondies_.. » Thu, 01 Feb 2001 07:35:13


I just noticed something interesting. There are two posts on this NG
that are asking for help. One to do with pitching and one to do with
bat size. People asking for help. A great opportunity for all the
coaches to put in their two cents worth. Total posts 3 each. But on
the Hey California thread we are now up to 53. Guess this NG is more
for fun than instruction.

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Post by Mike Ro » Thu, 01 Feb 2001 11:43:08

Quote:
>I just noticed something interesting. There are two posts on this NG
>that are asking for help. One to do with pitching and one to do with
>bat size. People asking for help. A great opportunity for all the
>coaches to put in their two cents worth. Total posts 3 each. But on
>the Hey California thread we are now up to 53. Guess this NG is more
>for fun than instruction.

Like everything else in life, newsgroups are what you make of them.  Are they
good for "inside information" and instruction.  Absolutely, but that doesn't
forbid humor, does it?

After all, SoCal considers itself the epicenter of softball, so why shouldn't
their problems be included on this NG even though it is basically for humor
d:-)

Mike

 
 
 

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Post by blondies_.. » Fri, 02 Feb 2001 06:05:00

Don't get me wrong. I love the humor. And I can laugh at the jokes
about the electricity even though my last bill was over $300. Just
thought it would be nice if there was more help for those of us who are
newer to game.



Quote:
> >I just noticed something interesting. There are two posts on this NG
> >that are asking for help. One to do with pitching and one to do with
> >bat size. People asking for help. A great opportunity for all the
> >coaches to put in their two cents worth. Total posts 3 each. But on
> >the Hey California thread we are now up to 53. Guess this NG is more
> >for fun than instruction.

> Like everything else in life, newsgroups are what you make of them.
Are they
> good for "inside information" and instruction.  Absolutely, but that
doesn't
> forbid humor, does it?

> After all, SoCal considers itself the epicenter of softball, so why
shouldn't
> their problems be included on this NG even though it is basically for
humor
> d:-)

> Mike

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Post by MentalTossFlycoo » Fri, 02 Feb 2001 11:10:14


Quote:
> Don't get me wrong. I love the humor. And I can laugh at the jokes
> about the electricity even though my last bill was over $300.

My sister moved to Metro Atlanta mid-December.  Her combined gas & electric
bills were $425.  What a welcome.

Just

Quote:
> thought it would be nice if there was more help for those of us who are
> newer to game.



> > >I just noticed something interesting. There are two posts on this NG
> > >that are asking for help. One to do with pitching and one to do with
> > >bat size. People asking for help. A great opportunity for all the
> > >coaches to put in their two cents worth. Total posts 3 each. But on
> > >the Hey California thread we are now up to 53. Guess this NG is more
> > >for fun than instruction.

> > Like everything else in life, newsgroups are what you make of them.
> Are they
> > good for "inside information" and instruction.  Absolutely, but that
> doesn't
> > forbid humor, does it?

> > After all, SoCal considers itself the epicenter of softball, so why
> shouldn't
> > their problems be included on this NG even though it is basically for
> humor
> > d:-)

> > Mike

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Post by Coach Joh » Sat, 03 Feb 2001 02:00:27

Often times we will see a post and there is already a good answer replied so
there is no reason to waste time with writing the same thing over and over.
Other times there be question that is just to open ended to answer. Like
what size bat should I use, well that is just impossible to answer a general
question like that you have to know the size of the player, physical
strength of the player, what is her strong point short game, long, or both.
Then you have to look at the speed of the bat both before and after hitting
ball. On top of that every bat model is different and you might get the same
results from different sized bat depending on what material its made out of
so you have to go back and look at the players strength and weakness are
again. Then when all is said and done the player will still probably do
better with what ever bat they are the most comfortable with.  This
paragraph would be three times as long if I went into the same kind of info
for pitchers.  I have seen some great replies to specific questions on this
board. Like your post back in Dec about the tag up, it had several good
replies but this was a specific question.  Remember no coach out there wants
to give bad advice to a player or a parent so when we see an open ended
question its better to say nothing then give bad advice.

p.s. I guess you completely missed the squash grip thread. :)


Quote:
> I just noticed something interesting. There are two posts on this NG
> that are asking for help. One to do with pitching and one to do with
> bat size. People asking for help. A great opportunity for all the
> coaches to put in their two cents worth. Total posts 3 each. But on
> the Hey California thread we are now up to 53. Guess this NG is more
> for fun than instruction.

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Post by blondies_.. » Sat, 03 Feb 2001 06:28:04

Well said, thank you.



Quote:
> Often times we will see a post and there is already a good answer
replied so
> there is no reason to waste time with writing the same thing over and
over.
> Other times there be question that is just to open ended to answer.
Like
> what size bat should I use, well that is just impossible to answer a
general
> question like that you have to know the size of the player, physical
> strength of the player, what is her strong point short game, long, or
both.
> Then you have to look at the speed of the bat both before and after
hitting
> ball. On top of that every bat model is different and you might get
the same
> results from different sized bat depending on what material its made
out of
> so you have to go back and look at the players strength and weakness
are
> again. Then when all is said and done the player will still probably
do
> better with what ever bat they are the most comfortable with.  This
> paragraph would be three times as long if I went into the same kind
of info
> for pitchers.  I have seen some great replies to specific questions
on this
> board. Like your post back in Dec about the tag up, it had several
good
> replies but this was a specific question.  Remember no coach out
there wants
> to give bad advice to a player or a parent so when we see an open
ended
> question its better to say nothing then give bad advice.

> p.s. I guess you completely missed the squash grip thread. :)



> > I just noticed something interesting. There are two posts on this NG
> > that are asking for help. One to do with pitching and one to do with
> > bat size. People asking for help. A great opportunity for all the
> > coaches to put in their two cents worth. Total posts 3 each. But on
> > the Hey California thread we are now up to 53. Guess this NG is more
> > for fun than instruction.

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> > http://www.deja.com/

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