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3/10/2014 4:13 PM
So I'm playing 3B Saturday.   Big dude hits a rocket in my direction.   Takes a bad hop and drills me, not in the FACE, but in the chest.   Left a bruise the size of a fist.   Know what I didn't look like?   This:




Moral of the story:   Even 51 y/o weekend warriors can avoid getting hit in the face by a bad hop. 
3/10/2014 8:25 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/10/2014 4:13:00 PM (view original):
So I'm playing 3B Saturday.   Big dude hits a rocket in my direction.   Takes a bad hop and drills me, not in the FACE, but in the chest.   Left a bruise the size of a fist.   Know what I didn't look like?   This:




Moral of the story:   Even 51 y/o weekend warriors can avoid getting hit in the face by a bad hop. 
Softball or baseball?

I play third in both and baseball 3rd base is much, much more difficult.
3/10/2014 8:44 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/10/2014 4:13:00 PM (view original):
So I'm playing 3B Saturday.   Big dude hits a rocket in my direction.   Takes a bad hop and drills me, not in the FACE, but in the chest.   Left a bruise the size of a fist.   Know what I didn't look like?   This:




Moral of the story:   Even 51 y/o weekend warriors can avoid getting hit in the face by a bad hop. 
So somehow you consider the fact that you got nailed by a bad hop that just happened not to be high enough to hit you in the face to be evidence that nobody should get hit by a bad hop?  Man, your logic wouldn't get past your average 6-year-old.  Try harder.
3/10/2014 8:46 PM

Uh, I'm not a professional athlete, dipshit.   How ******* stupid are you?

3/10/2014 8:49 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/10/2014 8:25:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/10/2014 4:13:00 PM (view original):
So I'm playing 3B Saturday.   Big dude hits a rocket in my direction.   Takes a bad hop and drills me, not in the FACE, but in the chest.   Left a bruise the size of a fist.   Know what I didn't look like?   This:




Moral of the story:   Even 51 y/o weekend warriors can avoid getting hit in the face by a bad hop. 
Softball or baseball?

I play third in both and baseball 3rd base is much, much more difficult.
Softball but are you sure that baseball is much, much more difficult?

I'd have to look it up but I think baseballs exit speed is somewhere around 100 MPH at the BL level.   I think softballs can exceed 80 MPH.   Standing 30+ feet closer to the batter seems to give one pretty much the same time to react.  
3/10/2014 8:53 PM
That didn't take long.   http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/39/4/223   Looks like softballs can also reach close to 100 MPH. 
3/10/2014 8:56 PM
http://www.efastball.com/hitting/average-bat-speed-exit-speed-by-age-group/   And, obviously, baseballs can exceed 120 MPH.   So we're back to where we were. 

That said, I doubt I was hit by a 100 MPH ball and I doubt anyone in your league hits the ball as hard as Pujols in his heyday.
3/10/2014 9:30 PM

Try playing infield with one of these gloves (this is the kind of glove I wear on my vintage base ball team).

 

3/10/2014 9:45 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/10/2014 8:46:00 PM (view original):

Uh, I'm not a professional athlete, dipshit.   How ******* stupid are you?

Not stupid enough to try to prove my point by arguing against it, that's for damn sure...
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