Does Anybody Care Anymore?

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  1. ichiromoco

    ichiromoco Addicted to Softballfans

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    I would like to play it but I can't figure out why the only teams around here are all spanish or Dominican and have full decked out uniforms. Like seriously 100% Spanish and or Dominican..
     
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  2. Duriisimo

    Duriisimo Aguilucho

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    Modified and fastpitch softball are big in latin countries and communities. Several leagues here in Orlando. 99.9999999% of the players a latin.
     
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  3. blakcherry329

    blakcherry329 Well-Known Member

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    Because it's closer to baseball than slowpitch, imo. I play on 2 teams that are 99% Latino. Great competition and great players. They all play with Clinchers, which is fine. But they all have shaved bats, too. It's a welcome change of pace from pitching the 52/300s and having to suit up.
     
  4. MaverickAH

    MaverickAH Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure they were using shaved bats? It's much more likely that they were using Clincher Golds (F12G). Those balls are rated at 47/375 & if you don't realize that they are being used instead of the regular Clincher, you might think that the bats have been doctored. The performance of an F12G is far superior to an F12. The F12G is the preferred ball for a lot of the Spanish leagues in the NY?NJ Metro area.

    A shaved bat will offer next to nothing with an Clincher F12 unless it's brand new.
     
  5. blakcherry329

    blakcherry329 Well-Known Member

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    So you're asking me if I know the difference between an F12 and a Gold, the answer is, yes. We don't use Golds, haven't for almost a decade. You can feel the difference just like I can feel the difference between a 47/375 and a 52/300. Any veteran pitcher can tell the difference. Shaved bats is the norm in these leagues. EVERY team, including the one I'm on, has at least 3 and some, like us don't have regular bats, except for mine. lol.
     

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