Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

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Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by on the black » Mon May 13, 2019 10:06 pm

I’ve heard this everywhere for a while now and they are considered doing this to minimize arm injuries. Softball has next to no major arm problems compared to baseball.



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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by goburg696 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:47 pm

Stop



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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by 14U » Tue May 14, 2019 9:16 am

Lol 😂, there has to be a reason for this topic!!



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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by rxburgfan » Tue May 14, 2019 9:49 pm

There is already a game where pitchers throw underhanded. They call it softball. Leave baseball alone.



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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by noreply66 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 am

Is this the joke of the week question?


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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by mrwonderful » Thu May 16, 2019 9:30 am

No it shouldn't switch, but who would have thought 40 years ago Men would be wearing earrings and Buns. So don't rule anything as a joke with todays politically correct bunch...………….



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Post by nerkfan » Mon May 20, 2019 12:42 am

No



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Post by BlizzardMan » Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 am

mrwonderful wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:30 am
No it shouldn't switch, but who would have thought 40 years ago Men would be wearing earrings and Buns. So don't rule anything as a joke with todays politically correct bunch...………….
You know about 40-50 years ago, mens fastpitch softball was a thing right? My grandfather used to play.



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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by Omega » Tue May 21, 2019 11:56 am

noreply66 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 am
Is this the joke of the week question?
Unfortunately it is not. I help coach 6u and 8u baseball in South Carolina. Although it is coach or machine pitch, we teach overhand throwing on defense as part of the fundamentals. Yet parents have become ultra concerned about injury and league officials are extremely sensitive to safety liability issues. That is a combination that will eventually lead to rule changes for the "good" of the child. Never say never.


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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by noreply66 » Tue May 21, 2019 1:31 pm

BlizzardMan wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 am
mrwonderful wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:30 am
No it shouldn't switch, but who would have thought 40 years ago Men would be wearing earrings and Buns. So don't rule anything as a joke with todays politically correct bunch...………….
You know about 40-50 years ago, mens fastpitch softball was a thing right? My grandfather used to play.
Use to have some good fast pitch softball here in Logan back in the 60s. Think that is when a lot of the smaller town had a league. Played fast pitch overseas in the late 60s. Surprised we of the talent that was there. Had a captain that batted left handed and the guy hit a homerun almost every time up. It was a thing of beauty to watch. Had a pitcher named Wiggins and he could make a softball do all sorts of things. Think I may have had one hit off him the whole summer.


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Re: Should Baseball switch to underhanded softball style pitching?

Post by Tigerhawk123 » Thu May 23, 2019 5:32 pm

Baseball pitchers can pitch underhand if they want. Nothing in the rule book prohibits it.



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