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prouddad__6 Amateur 38 posts since
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Aug 24, 2010 2:35 PM

LLWS

Watched a small kid, about 5-foot-2, 110 pounds take a weak swing and was way out front on his swing go yard Sat. in LLWS. What a joke LL is with these short fences and very little fundamental baseball (cutoffs, stealing, etc./)

  • TheMouth__1 Legend 917 posts since
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    1. Aug 24, 2010 4:59 PM (in response to prouddad__6)
    Re: LLWS

    Then why are you watching it?  Is your remote broke?     TM

  • Mike_CVUA Legend 593 posts since
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    2. Aug 24, 2010 5:25 PM (in response to TheMouth__1)
    Re: LLWS

    dad:

     

    Gimme a break!

     

    First the fences were moved back from 200 to 250 feet a few years ago.  There are fewer home runs now.

     

    You think LL is a joke?  Enjoy your laugh!  Go support the youth sports program of your liking, but put a sock in it, dad!  Don't criticize what you can't understand.

     

    Your bias has no place here!

     

    Mike

  • Rich_Ives Legend 1,283 posts since
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    3. Aug 24, 2010 5:36 PM (in response to Manny_A)
    Re: LLWS

    Score a big one for TM!

  • Mike__3223 Rookie 7 posts since
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    4. Aug 24, 2010 7:24 PM (in response to Rich_Ives)
    Re: LLWS

    prouddad__6

     

    Little League fields are big enough, and maybe to big for 90% of the kids that play Little League. Your watching the best of the best, thats what everyone should realize these kids are the cream of the crop and yea the field maybe to small for the 16 teams that make it to Williamsport but for the hundreds and thousand of tournament teams and regular season teams and the kids that play on thous teams and never make it to Williamsport the fields are just right.

     

    That goes for many of the rules that Williamsport has passed and trying to pass the last couple of years. Everyone in the World sees 16 teams play on tv but only mom and dad sees Johny play his 20 game season and watch his volunteer coach struggle with rules made for the cream of the crop. Why because people like you watching 16 teams and complain the field is to small. Leagues should be made to take 13 kids not 12. I could go on but its off the point. Keep the field at 200 or 225 its big enough. If coaches were aloud to teach pitching and not worried about pitch counts maybe the pitchers would regain the advantage.

  • TheMouth__1 Legend 917 posts since
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    5. Aug 24, 2010 7:26 PM (in response to Mike__3223)
    Re: LLWS

    Rich, I was looking for "I fainted" emoticon  LOL.    TM

  • Chalkline Legend 543 posts since
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    6. Aug 24, 2010 8:14 PM (in response to Mike_CVUA)
    Re: LLWS

    I enjoy watching. Being able to see so many different people playing from around the world like Japan and Mexico is great.

     

    It has it's place as does other org's.

     

    Have a bowl of Frosted Flakes and enjoy the games...dont forget a Big glass of milk  

  • Frank_B Legend 1,324 posts since
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    7. Aug 25, 2010 6:04 AM (in response to Chalkline)
    Re: LLWS

    Prouddad: As far as learning the "fundamentals"--[cutoffs,stealing, etc.]- all in due time, all in due time.

     

    These kids are 11 & 12 league age. Some are taking their "first-steps" in what is to be, in their lives,  a long baseball journey.

    Just look at the long list of pro players that started and graduated from Little League.

     

    Even the guys in the pros are still "learning" the "little things." 

    In the meantime some of these kids are executing plays well beyond their years.

     

    Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but if watching the games gives you agida, don't watch.

     

    But---if intent on watching,

    relax and enjoy the positive things these kids are doing.

     

    Frank!

     

     

  • TheMouth__1 Legend 917 posts since
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    9. Aug 25, 2010 9:59 AM (in response to ccanes)
    Re: LLWS

    Sorry you son wasnt selected for the Little League All Star Team.   Have fun with travel ball and turn off your TV or dont watch the LL World Series?  Does that sound like we are kidding?    TM

  • ccanes Pro 75 posts since
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    11. Aug 25, 2010 10:38 AM (in response to TheMouth__1)
    Re: LLWS

    I am going to have to go with the majority on this, but Frank put it best. I have seen exceptional defense, including diving catches in the outfield, line drives in the diamond snagged on the run, catchers effectively blocking a pitch from going past them with runners on base, along with intelligent pitching to include a variety of different pitches based on scouting of other teams. I look forward to watching at least 2 games every night. If only the "pros" played with this passion and love for the game.

  • Frank_B Legend 1,324 posts since
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    12. Aug 25, 2010 10:38 AM (in response to TheMouth__1)
    Re: LLWS

    "Don't you think its time to work on fundamentals?"

     

    These kids have been "working/taught" fundamentals, IAW their age, since day-one of little league @ league age 5.

    Re: LLWS

     

    When and where have your travel (same age) kids learned 100% of all there is to learn about fundamentals---or began being taught the basic fundamentals??

    My guess many of them were started on exposure to "fundamentals" from playing Little League, or other youth rec league.

     

    OR--did your travel players come directly from their mother's wombs to play travel ball?

     

    Frank!

     

     

  • Rich_Ives Legend 1,283 posts since
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    14. Aug 25, 2010 10:49 AM (in response to prouddad__6)
    Re: LLWS

    +Haven't seen many cut-off plays in LLWS.

    Haven't seen much bunting in LLWS.

    +

     

    Then you haven't been watching very much.

     

    Haven't seen much stealing in LLWS.

     

    You don't have to, you just wait of a PB/WP.

     

     

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