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Anyway else play slow-pitch softball?

Postby red cavalier » August 2nd, 2013, 11:38 pm

I've been playing since Fall of 2008. I currently play/manage a competitive team for Sunday Night COED and fill-in regularly for a Thursday night Men's Church league and another COED team on Friday nights.

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Re: Anyway else play slow-pitch softball?

Postby MikeTheTiger » August 3rd, 2013, 8:10 am

red cavalier wrote:I've been playing since Fall of 2008. I currently play/manage a competitive team for Sunday Night COED and fill-in regularly for a Thursday night Men's Church league and another COED team on Friday nights.


Growing up, we spent our summers on the softball fields. My parents, my sister and I all played and we were there generally from 3:00 or 4:00 until 10:00 or so. I've played off and on as an adult but it's been a few years since I last played.

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Postby *YNC* Aloha Nole » August 3rd, 2013, 8:24 am

I played as extra exercise when I was in the Navy, when ever possible. But I haven't played since I retired.

Since I retired I spent 3 years as an umpire for slow pitch.
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Postby red cavalier » August 4th, 2013, 8:01 am

Umpiring has to be the best part-time gig out there. Around here, Slow-Pitch umps get paid in cash. Baseball umps get paid more but it also comes as a check and a W2 at the end of the year.

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Postby *YNC* Aloha Nole » August 4th, 2013, 8:20 am

red cavalier wrote:Umpiring has to be the best part-time gig out there. Around here, Slow-Pitch umps get paid in cash. Baseball umps get paid more but it also comes as a check and a W2 at the end of the year.


Yeah, it was good for a while.

But I stopped doing it because the Coaches were a bunch of bi#$%y little girls, and I got sick of having to defend my calls, etc. They acted like I had a vested interest in who won/lost (which I didn't.) There was hardly a game that went by where I didn't have to answer to the head of umpires about the calls I made in a game.

It just got to a point where I dreaded going to do a game, so I thought "Screw it, it just isn't worth the $20 per game (that I got paid.) " Plus that $20 had to pay for my transportation to the fields, which was probably almost half of that money.
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Re: Anyway else play slow-pitch softball?

Postby red cavalier » August 4th, 2013, 6:37 pm

I had a mom heckle me at a youth baseball game I umpired earlier this year. The best part was that as an umpire, you know when you've made a bad or an iffy call; this lady wanted was upset about a call that was a no doubter

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Re: Anyway else play slow-pitch softball?

Postby Iconoclast » August 5th, 2013, 2:47 pm

I used to play but after I went to b-school, I stopped and never took it back up. My hand eye coordination is so off now, that I would be terrible.
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Re: Anyway else play slow-pitch softball?

Postby AlbertPhilp » August 12th, 2013, 8:06 am

I have just started learning slow-pitch softball. It feels just awesome to play it. Now as I ave developed interest I am planning to buy some hot slowpitch softball bats. :)

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