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Old May 29th, 2018, 01:23 PM   #81
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While I am a purist at heart, it is with some sadness that I don't see our ball diamonds filled with kids playing the game. It seems that I am not alone. MLB and USA Baseball are running a modified version of the game to not only attract, but instruct and keep kids playing it. This, to me, is a good thing. According to Ralph Russo of AP the game has the following format changes:

1. six inning games
2.four batters per inning
3.three swings per batter with no balls or strikes called on taken pitches and a coach can side toss to the player and if no contact you can use a Tee.
4. six players who rotate positions with no outfielders but a centre field rover.
5. no catchers, but the coach can also catch.

The idea is to make the game such that the kids have more actual play and interactive.

Personally, I like the concept. This seems like a format to be active and teach fundamentals.

Thoughts.....
My son (8) is playing a modified version of Softball (Fastpitch) now for all 7-9 year olds. They call it 4 Pitch. It's exactly as you said above, a fundementals league. Transitioning from T-Ball to full on Fastpitch.

6 Innings (or 7 if they really motor through it). Game starts at 6:15, no new inning can start past 8:00pm.
Field a full team (including "Fielding Pitcher", rover)
Safety Bag at 1st.
Hitting team to supply own pitcher, throwing 4 pitches, underhand (but no lob like slowpitch) per batter
Full catcher (all kids want to wear the gear!)
Play is dead like normal if there is one batter/runner, or when the ball is returned to the fielding pitcher or in the pitcher circle.
Only can cycle once through the batting order, "Last Batter" for the last kid who hasn't hit that inning.
Co-Ed.

It's a fun league, he had a blast last year.

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My son (8) is playing a modified version of Softball (Fastpitch) now for all 7-9 year olds. They call it 4 Pitch. It's exactly as you said above, a fundementals league. Transitioning from T-Ball to full on Fastpitch.

6 Innings (or 7 if they really motor through it). Game starts at 6:15, no new inning can start past 8:00pm.
Field a full team (including "Fielding Pitcher", rover)
Safety Bag at 1st.
Hitting team to supply own pitcher, throwing 4 pitches, underhand (but no lob like slowpitch) per batter
Full catcher (all kids want to wear the gear!)
Play is dead like normal if there is one batter/runner, or when the ball is returned to the fielding pitcher or in the pitcher circle.
Only can cycle once through the batting order, "Last Batter" for the last kid who hasn't hit that inning.
Co-Ed.

It's a fun league, he had a blast last year.

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An interesting format, BR.
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If you are an American League East fan I feel sorry for you. Both Tampa Bay and Toronto are 6 games below 500 but are an amazing 17 games back. Baltimore is even worse....they are so far back that they are in another century,

The sad part is the Yanks and Sox. The Yanks and Sox, if they keep the same winning pace, are on track to win 112 and 106 games respectively. Keep in mind the Yanks had an extraordinary number of games rained out and have 4 to make up. That said, one of those teams will be a Wild Card, and as such, their great season will come down to one game........Western CFL fans understood this heartbreak for a long time. Maybe the answer is in having the top two teams in each division play and do away with the Wild Card......but you have to admit the WC race is exciting. Not sure what to think....... thoughts or is it just me on this?
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If you are an American League East fan I feel sorry for you. Both Tampa Bay and Toronto are 6 games below 500 but are an amazing 17 games back. Baltimore is even worse....they are so far back that they are in another century,

The sad part is the Yanks and Sox. The Yanks and Sox, if they keep the same winning pace, are on track to win 112 and 106 games respectively. Keep in mind the Yanks had an extraordinary number of games rained out and have 4 to make up. That said, one of those teams will be a Wild Card, and as such, their great season will come down to one game........Western CFL fans understood this heartbreak for a long time. Maybe the answer is in having the top two teams in each division play and do away with the Wild Card......but you have to admit the WC race is exciting. Not sure what to think....... thoughts or is it just me on this?
An interesting observation, Rp. Personally, I like the Wild Card.
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I think baseball is now approaching “brothism”. Brothism is a term I use to describe too much meddling . Baseball, in an attempt to speed up the game has changed a number of things, to the detriment many purist would think. But the latest “rumour” is the MLB will move to the DH in both leagues. I, personally, think this will destroy the charm of the WS. But with the increasing amount of inter league play I think they have already started down that path. Much of this comes down to two things, in my opinion....1. the belief that baseball must be a homerun derby to bring in fans, and 2. Pitchers being hurt when they get on base ( the cure for this of course is getting in shape ). Thoughts....
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I think baseball is now approaching “brothism”. Brothism is a term I use to describe too much meddling . Baseball, in an attempt to speed up the game has changed a number of things, to the detriment many purist would think. But the latest “rumour” is the MLB will move to the DH in both leagues. I, personally, think this will destroy the charm of the WS. But with the increasing amount of inter league play I think they have already started down that path. Much of this comes down to two things, in my opinion....1. the belief that baseball must be a homerun derby to bring in fans, and 2. Pitchers being hurt when they get on base ( the cure for this of course is getting in shape ). Thoughts....
An interesting observation, Rp. Sadly, I see your point re home runs. Gone are the days when a well pitched game by both pitchers, who both pitched complete games, is now gone ......... and is not appreciated. I am torn re the DH. I do like inter-league play in that the NY Mets and NY Yankees get to go head-to-head.
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I think inter league was a fan ploy when attendance was down. They are having too many IL games in my opinion. What they should do is....

1. Limit the number of IL games played
2. Rotate through the leagues...it might take 6 years to have a fan see every team in the opposite league.
3. Reverse the rules.... you would play by the visiting teams rules not the home team. That way many teams will be able to see the other rules in their home fields. NY, Chicago, LA has the luxury of an AL and NL team, many do not.
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I think inter league was a fan ploy when attendance was down. They are having too many IL games in my opinion. What they should do is....

1. Limit the number of IL games played
2. Rotate through the leagues...it might take 6 years to have a fan see every team in the opposite league.
3. Reverse the rules.... you would play by the visiting teams rules not the home team. That way many teams will be able to see the other rules in their home fields. NY, Chicago, LA has the luxury of an AL and NL team, many do not.
Interesting ideas, Rp. Not sure if the BB Commissioner's office will listen, however.
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44 years ago on April 8th, Hank Aaron became the Home Run King. Personally, I don't recognize the home run records set by Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa. Aaron, Mays, Mantle, et al .............. they were real champs.
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44 years ago on April 8th, Hank Aaron became the Home Run King. Personally, I don't recognize the home run records set by Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa. Aaron, Mays, Mantle, et al .............. they were real champs.
Ahhh the age of innocence. While the advanced drugs used today didn’t exist in their era, it is unfortunate that when athletes get paid to win they ALL find a way to sneak an advantage. Aaron, Mays, Mantle probably had such an item...... the leagues just couldn’t catch it, or more likely, they refused to look. But I will give you this..... if you were going to have 3 A’s heroes...... you would be hard pressed to find any better.

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