VelcroFez: No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.
VelcroFez: It's about pitching. They field like little leaguers. The short field means there are seldom double plays (although I just saw one in Phil v Chi). You have to accept that it is a kids game and move on. You root for the kids or you don't.
Pocket Ninja: B, and he's right, and this thread already proves it.
MisterTweak: For karmic justice, there should be a "baseball dads" tv series with a sociopathic, abusive coach, staged fights between the parents, and HD video of every error the players make, followed by 10 minutes of the parent screaming that it's only because [insert offspring name here] was robbed of their shot at fame by [insert other cast member name here]
altside: I'm also calling BS on his BA. Nobody remembers their BA in LL. Unless of course douchenozzle's douchebag parents enshrined little douchenozzle's participation trophy. Judging from his pretentious picture, I'd drill his right in the forehead for kicks.
vossiewulf: "Because my soul is a mix of drippings from a rotting iguana mixed with curried dingo excrement" surprisingly absent.
styckx: Wow..EitherA. That guy is a completely out of touch douchebag who shouldn't be allowed to report on miniature golf, let alone baseballorB. A genius troll knowing that passive aggressive rage list will garner a shiat ton of page clicks
RobDownSouth: The author has one, count 'em one valid point, the one about breaking balls.The sweetest, most well-intentioned screwup my father ever did was teach me to throw a curveball.I was a very tall little league pitcher with a spaghetti arm and next to no velocity on my fastball. The only reason I pitched was because I had good control and placement...but when they did hit my pitches, they hit 'em hard.I begged and pleaded for my dad to teach me how to throw a snap curve. He finaly did, and I practiced it relentlessly. The first two months of the next LL season I was untouchable, and I really thought I had a chance at the big leagues. Then my underdeveloped elbow developed ligament strain and trying to overcompensate for it (no, rubbing dirt on it didn't help), I tore my rotator cuff. Took almost four years to recover (my puny muscles needed time to hulk up and catch up with my skeletal growth)./coulda been a contender
fatalvenom: This must be the chap who penned Fark's new rules...
Teaser: I don't like little league baseball, Nascar, or Golf. My solution is that I don't watch them on TV. What a concept.
HMS_Blinkin: VelcroFez: No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.It must be nice to have such a good life that the number of spaces after periods in online articles is worthy of your ire. Seriously, you must live in a castle made of clouds with infinite money and a harem of supermodels. Congrats!
RobDownSouth: KingKauff:Me and my brother were taught how to throw a change up. The umpires in my LL would toss pitchers (ok, just from the mound, they still got to play) if they threw curve balls. That is, if the coaches didn't do it first. My brother could throw a changeup that would make Greg Maddux take notice.I think my curveball was likely the first one most of these players had ever seen. I used to get a thrill out watching them bail out of the batters box... only to see a strike called. I remember opposing managers yelling at their batters to "stand tall" in the box. Bailing was second nature, given the control problems many pitchers had at that age.
Gunny Highway: HMS_Blinkin: VelcroFez: No one who puts two spaces after every period deserves our attention.It must be nice to have such a good life that the number of spaces after periods in online articles is worthy of your ire. Seriously, you must live in a castle made of clouds with infinite money and a harem of supermodels. Congrats!I use two spaces after a period. That is how I learned and do it without thinking. Should I not be doing it?
pendy575: pendy575: Yep those kids play for the love of the game. Same with all those parents.SureLove hearing how some 13 year old girl is the most talented person to ever play the game.
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