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Opening night tonite, spring season double headers. gonna be cold AF and probably snowing :/

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I'll be playing for my 4th straight year. Our season doesn't start for another couple of weeks though. Schedule isn't even out yet.

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Actually have a team 4 years running but we had a bunch of guys drop out this year. As a result there are about 5 of us without a team. If anyone here is looking for a few extra guys PM me. Chances are I can land you an entire infield.

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We finished the first half of our season at 5 - 2. The two losses were pretty close. A couple of dumb mistakes lost the games for us.

We seem to have a better team this year than in years past. Before most of the girls on the team were simply wives/girlfriends/co-workers of the other players and were mostly there to fill a spot. Now we have girls that actually played softball in HS and/or college and know what they are doing.

Second half starts this Thursday.

 

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My softball team got into a brawl with a new team two weeks ago, craziest thing I have ever been a part of on the softball field.  My SS got sucker punched, two guys from the other team were banned from our league for life 

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11 hours ago, Kyyle23 said:

My softball team got into a brawl with a new team two weeks ago, craziest thing I have ever been a part of on the softball field.  My SS got sucker punched, two guys from the other team were banned from our league for life 

Almost witnessed this in a Sunday baseball league in the game before ours earlier this year. Team was down 13-2 and they were talking shit to the other team. Pitcher (for the team that was losing) struck out a guy and yelled at him to sit down. Next guy hit a grounder back at the pitcher and he started chasing him down the line before throwing him out. The guy went up to the pitcher and benches cleared. 

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11 minutes ago, soxfan2014 said:

Almost witnessed this in a Sunday baseball league in the game before ours earlier this year. Team was down 13-2 and they were talking shit to the other team. Pitcher (for the team that was losing) struck out a guy and yelled at him to sit down. Next guy hit a grounder back at the pitcher and he started chasing him down the line before throwing him out. The guy went up to the pitcher and benches cleared. 

The opposing pitcher started the shit with us too.  Our SS hit box and the pitcher caught it and got super pissed and said “how dare you?” And threw the ball at my guys head when he wasn’t even looking.  The ump did nothing and let us keep playing.  All hell broke loose in the handshake line

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7 minutes ago, Kyyle23 said:

The opposing pitcher started the shit with us too.  Our SS hit box and the pitcher caught it and got super pissed and said “how dare you?” And threw the ball at my guys head when he wasn’t even looking.  The ump did nothing and let us keep playing.  All hell broke loose in the handshake line

Oh yeah this game ended early. They only had one inning left anyway and the one team was being slaughtered anyway.

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I don't understand the people that take rec league softball that seriously that they get involved in a fight over it. I'm there to have fun and try not to get hurt.

We had a guy on our team a couple of years ago that had a temper that went from 0 to 60 in about 1.5 seconds. He got into more than a few arguments with players on other teams.

 

One thing our league has done to try to help avoid collisions at home plate (which has led to brawls in the past) is that they installed a completely separate home plate for runners. It's slightly behind and to the left of the catcher. So when you come around 3rd base, you have to veer to the right and touch that plate to score a run.

All plays at home are force plays no matter what. There is also a line marked on the 3rd base line that once you cross it, you aren't allowed to go back to third base. So once you pass that line, if the ball gets to home plate before you and the fielder touches the "real" plate, you are out. It's worked out well so far.

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Does everyone get a trophy as well? Nerds! jk

One team in our league when I used to play had a loud mouth pitcher that even his own teammates hated.

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13 hours ago, Kyyle23 said:

My softball team got into a brawl with a new team two weeks ago, craziest thing I have ever been a part of on the softball field.  My SS got sucker punched, two guys from the other team were banned from our league for life 

Exactly why I stopped playing mens 12in league.  Too many "former' baseball players trying to beat each other up. 

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1 hour ago, Iwritecode said:

I don't understand the people that take rec league softball that seriously that they get involved in a fight over it. I'm there to have fun and try not to get hurt.

We had a guy on our team a couple of years ago that had a temper that went from 0 to 60 in about 1.5 seconds. He got into more than a few arguments with players on other teams.

 

One thing our league has done to try to help avoid collisions at home plate (which has led to brawls in the past) is that they installed a completely separate home plate for runners. It's slightly behind and to the left of the catcher. So when you come around 3rd base, you have to veer to the right and touch that plate to score a run.

All plays at home are force plays no matter what. There is also a line marked on the 3rd base line that once you cross it, you aren't allowed to go back to third base. So once you pass that line, if the ball gets to home plate before you and the fielder touches the "real" plate, you are out. It's worked out well so far.

when I lived in Carbondale, we played with the 3rd baseline hash mark too, but not with a separate base.   I actually thought it was fun playing home plate like first base.

I mean, if you guys are playing with the hash, there should be no reason to have a scoring plate.  collisions should be effectively removed

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1 hour ago, RockRaines said:

Exactly why I stopped playing mens 12in league.  Too many "former' baseball players trying to beat each other up. 

i have been playing since i turned 18, and this is the first time i have ever been involved in a brawl like that.   Chest bumping and shit talking, sure.  But it never got that bad

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My fav is when the team you beat twice in the regular season, makes it to the title game to face you, and shows up with 4 guys who hadn't played all year.

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4 minutes ago, Brian said:

My fav is when the team you beat twice in the regular season, makes it to the title game to face you, and shows up with 4 guys who hadn't played all year.

even better when you slaughter that team twice

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33 minutes ago, Kyyle23 said:

when I lived in Carbondale, we played with the 3rd baseline hash mark too, but not with a separate base.   I actually thought it was fun playing home plate like first base.

I mean, if you guys are playing with the hash, there should be no reason to have a scoring plate.  collisions should be effectively removed

"Should be".  Just an extra layer of precaution I guess. Similar to the extra orange base at first for the runners.

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1 hour ago, Brian said:

My fav is when the team you beat twice in the regular season, makes it to the title game to face you, and shows up with 4 guys who hadn't played all year.

I had it once where the other team (in coed) showed up with 3 girls from the pro softball team in town.  They played 3B, SS and 2B and slaughtered us.

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2 hours ago, Kyyle23 said:

i have been playing since i turned 18, and this is the first time i have ever been involved in a brawl like that.   Chest bumping and shit talking, sure.  But it never got that bad

At Eckert park, there was one season where there was 2-3 real brawls on the field and I just stood in LF watching.  That was my last 12in season.

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