The best hitters in baseball are paid millions to win. This guy is probably PAYING hundreds to play.
In an adult slow pitch league? No, it's not at all the overall point.Isn't the overall point of the game to win?
In an adult slow pitch league? No, it's not at all the overall point. If you need that explained to you, there is really no point in trying.
If you are the worst player on the team, is it ok for the manager to bench you every game? You are more likely to win that way, right?
Yes in league which you guys all look down on. What about for the guys that don't play sanctioned tournaments? For them, league IS their tourney. Some of you that play weekend ball have difficulty grasping THAT concept. Because one of the teams I play on has only two of us that every played sanctioned ball, ever, I don't half ass things just because "it's just league (for me)." and yeah when 15 guys show up, the worst few don't play. But that was also on a fully sponsored team.
And yeah, if I knew I was going to get walked every time I was up in league I would still show up. I actually *like* running bases and fielding, and actually hate being EH.
I've never played in a tournament, and the "it's league" argument is completely valid. We are paying money to play, and hitting is far and away the most fun part of playing softball.
This is the reason softball is dying across the country. Guys would rather walk someone 4 times and maybe win then to get out there compete, and have fun. That ? wasn't for you tho, as you've stated numerous time you don't understand how it feels to waste a night of your life because some small pecker decides its better to walk you 5 times than to ACTUALLY COMPETE.
100% sure the OP is a huge douche
I'd say I was a small douche. If I were a huge douche, I never would've entertained throwing fastballs. I would've been fine with the IW.
If I knew I was going to be walked 5 times, yes, it would be less thrilling for me to come out. I'd still do it because I, too, like running bases.
If you knew you were going to be walked 5 times, would you rather have a chance at hitting by going after fastballs?
PS- I don't play any sanctioned tournaments because there are none here. League nights ARE my tournaments. However, I'm not socially retarded and I can read situations. I'm not there to do everything I can to win if that means being an ass. And just because something is ok according to the rules, doesn't mean it's always a good idea to do it. I don't try to run up the score against a weak team, I don't stretch singles into doubles when I'm up by 15, and I don't purposely hit at the scared kid filling in at third. The fact that people can't grasp the concept of sportsmanship is the reason why participation is dropping.
I'd let them go, bra
Throw bad pitches, get him to try and go fishing in that case