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TyCobb

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Why do grown women play on a tee ball field?   Time to move expand the infield diamond and move back the fences
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Why do grown women play on a tee ball field?   Time to move expand the infield diamond and move back the fences


Men's fastpitch is 60' basepaths, correct? If so, no need to change the diamond. Great NCAA coaches say the difference between an infield out and infield hit can be a fraction of a second - runner speed vs. good defensive hands.

I agree though, to move the fences back. But we must realize some schools don't have the real estate to make that adjustment in the foreseeable future.

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Men's fastpitch is 60' basepaths, correct? If so, no need to change the diamond. Great NCAA coaches say the difference between an infield out and infield hit can be a fraction of a second - runner speed vs. good defensive hands.

I agree though, to move the fences back. But we must realize some schools don't have the real estate to make that adjustment in the foreseeable future.
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The outfield fences could definitely be moved back. I'd like to see perhaps 220 down the lines and 245 in CF.
Yes, that could cause problems at some sites with limited space. But they will have to figure out some way to make it happen - or move to a new site.
Alo hit a HR tonight that might have cleared the LF wall by a 100+ feet.

It is an interesting idea to move the bases back. If they moved the pitcher plate to 43 feet (or 44 feet) - then the bases at 65 feet might make sense. 
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The outfield fences could definitely be moved back. I'd like to see perhaps 220 down the lines and 245 in CF.
Yes, that could cause problems at some sites with limited space. But they will have to figure out some way to make it happen - or move to a new site.
Alo hit a HR tonight that might have cleared the LF wall by a 100+ feet.

It is an interesting idea to move the bases back. If they moved the pitcher plate to 43 feet (or 44 feet) - then the bases at 65 feet might make sense. 



It's already at 43 feet...been like that since the 80's.
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I'd like to simplify the pitching rules and use men's rules. Move the plate back to compensate and play ball. 60' bases are perfect, not looking to get more like baseball. Fences at 225 makes base running more exciting, makes HR tougher. Too many misses flying out.
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I agree with every syllable.

And, until then.... call the easiest foul to call in sports, other than unabated to the quarterback
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The outfield fences could definitely be moved back. I'd like to see perhaps 220 down the lines and 245 in CF.
Yes, that could cause problems at some sites with limited space. But they will have to figure out some way to make it happen - or move to a new site.
Alo hit a HR tonight that might have cleared the LF wall by a 100+ feet.

It is an interesting idea to move the bases back. If they moved the pitcher plate to 43 feet (or 44 feet) - then the bases at 65 feet might make sense. 


Moving back fences for some schools isn't a feasible option. Look at all the work, time, and money it took to design and build the beautiful, new Jane Sanders Stadium. Some schools just don't have the land or/and the funding.

Candrea commented on this too-many dingers issue a couple of years back and said something to the effect of, NCAA needs to soften the balls, and/or regulate bat tech, and/or move the pitcher's plate up a foot or two to level the playing field between power hitters and pitchers. Implementing one or a combination of the three may solve the issue.

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I'm sure Candrea would love that in that thin AZ air. Maybe they just hit more HRs.
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I'm sure Candrea would love that in that thin AZ air. Maybe they just hit more HRs.



People love to hate Candrea. Lmao.
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If they expand the field, LSU won't be able to hit a homerun anytime soon 
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Why do grown women play on a tee ball field?   Time to move expand the infield diamond and move back the fences

I can think of a few schools that would have to knock a few buildings down to move the fences back.
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People love to hate Candrea. Lmao.


Love Candrea, guys a legend.  It's a hitter park no surprise he'd like to alter the rules. Don't get your panties in a wad because you get shellacked by a legit team after 3 JV game wins. 


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If they expand the field, LSU won't be able to hit a homerun anytime soon 


Damn your wrong again in less than an hourl one your most hated targets went yard up on the second level of the berm.
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Love Candrea, guys a legend.  It's a hitter park no surprise he'd like to alter the rules. Don't get your panties in a wad because you get shellacked by a legit team after 3 JV game wins. 




Babe, I was never in favor of them moving the pitching rubber to 43 feet in the first place. I knew it would lead to an overabundance of offense eventually. And, the bats are hellaciously juiced.

I highly doubt any of what Candrea said (you obviously did not read his suggestions) would be to his "more home run" benefit.

Your suggestion that my own comments are because McQuillin got hammered by my old team the Cowgirls is funny...good try.

I've never yet been a believer in McQuillin.
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Babe, I was never in favor of them moving the pitching rubber to 43 feet in the first place. I knew it would lead to an overabundance of offense eventually. And, the bats are hellaciously juiced. I highly doubt any of what Candrea said (you obviously did not read his suggestions) would be to his "more home run" benefit. Your suggestion that my own comments are because McQuillin got hammered by my old team the Cowgirls is funny...good try. I've never yet been a believer in McQuillin.


Full disclosure, I didn't read his full statement. Point taken.

I may have been pissed because my fricken Lab just ate the remote...so got little snarky wth ya.

And you still called me Babe...groovy.
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If they expand the field, LSU won't be able to hit a homerun anytime soon 

Put a muzzle on it...

BTW, I've never addressed the compulsive liar comment you made about me...
I'm not a liar and never have been, but if your comment means I'm a loyal supporter of our program, then maybe that's a compliment. I support all of our teams no matter who the coaches are because it's my job to support our players and being negative is not the way to do it.
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I'm frustrated. I just think the players deserve more and could be better prepared offensively. 
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There is another one, complain when the season is over and Aleva makes decisions in staffs. Running them down now does no one any good.
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The guy's an idiot. Just let him shout the same thing continuously like a mentally challenged parrot and don't reply to him seriously. 
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complain when the season is over and Aleva makes decisions in staffs

If we're lucky Alleva will be gone before softball season ends. 
HenryLouisAaron

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<< It's already at 43 feet...been like that since the 80's. >> (Janie)

Ooops. Meant move it back another 3 feet to 46 feet. That way if they continue to let pitchers leap - it becomes close to the 43 for the leaping crow hoppers.
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It is easier and cheaper to lessen the compression on the softball than to adjust fields.  I think the college ball has a higher compression than the high school ball.

The next way is to decrease the maximum compression or exit speed on the bats.  Move the exit speed from 98 to 95 mph.
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Full disclosure, I didn't read his full statement. Point taken.

I may have been pissed because my fricken Lab just ate the remote...so got little snarky wth ya.

And you still called me Babe...groovy.



Btw, McQuillin originally committed to Oklahoma St., but eventually backed out and committed to AZ.
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I'm frustrated. I just think the players deserve more and could be better prepared offensively. 


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If they expand the field, LSU won't be able to hit a homerun anytime soon 


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Btw, McQuillin originally committed to Oklahoma St., but eventually backed out and committed to AZ.


Ok St was the very first college to reach out to my kid while she was in high school. I think Fall 2014. 
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Ok St was the very first college to reach out to my kid while she was in high school. I think Fall 2014. 


I like the way Coach G is trying to connect the current OSU player dots to Sandy Fischer's national powerhouse program w multiple wcws appearances to create some sort of tradition and continuity to build on.

The Cowgirls are back and only gonna get better.
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It is easier and cheaper to lessen the compression on the softball than to adjust fields.  I think the college ball has a higher compression than the high school ball.

The next way is to decrease the maximum compression or exit speed on the bats.  Move the exit speed from 98 to 95 mph.


Thank you, this sounds like the best solution.   
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Tell me which sport is going backwards. Name one.
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No. The field is fine...
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Agree completely! Just like all of these teams out in Arizona last week hitting the ball over and stats not even accurate because you are hiting HR’s over a 3 ft fence. It will be the same way in Cali this week.


It’s softball dipstick! Stats are exactly right.

Don’t like it? Don’t watch. Go watch a boring a$$ baseball game.
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