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  1. GunnerShotgun

    Batting the best 9 in pool play

    It's not absolute though. There are outliers. You do what's best for the team.
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    High School coach

    It's ego. That's part of the deal though. I have yet to meet a coach that doesn't have an ego of some sort. The smart coaches are the ones that are self-aware about it. I would add that playing for your High School is a privilege and that you fill whatever role your team needs. If you don't...
  3. GunnerShotgun

    Batting the best 9 in pool play

    I can't recall a pool play game that we played to win...maybe some goofy ASA Qualifier where weather was a factor. If there was some tournament where winning your pool was clear advantage (leading to more games guaranteed) than sure you can play to win (if you are confident in your team). But...
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    Batting the best 9 in pool play

    It just doesn't make a lot of sense ignoring the outcome (bad loses). If you had 2 guaranteed pool games and bracket game guaranteed he should have just played everyone in pool play. Best case scenario you go deep in bracket play since you got a high seed from pool play (and everyone gets a...
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    Need help explaining need to switch to I/R to DD

    I would tell her that it's the equivalent of hitting while holding the bat upside down. Sure you can do it, you might be able to get a few hits, but your future hitting prospects are limited. There is no way at the older/higher levels of the game will you be able to compete with other girls...
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    Best pitching velocity drills?

    " Finally, there was a high risk of reporting bias in several studies, as the primary outcome variable, velocity, was incompletely reported. For example, several reports included only a test statistic with no mention of mean or standard deviation for velocity change.5,26,37,38 Overall, given the...
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    Is bunting considered "old softball"

    That's not what I said. Focus.
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    Is bunting considered "old softball"

    MLB is often used in this forum for reference as they are the best in the world at what they do and the games of fastpitch and baseball are similar. For the sake of argument we can throw out baseball stats. Just go to any of the fastptich analytics websites and guess what the math still holds...
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    Is bunting considered "old softball"

    By ignoring the data you are using your gut instinct/eyeball test and you are no better than random chance.
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    Is bunting considered "old softball"

    But bunting for a hit is hard. When you combine the probability of getting a bunt for a hit AND the probability of stealing 2B the math isn't in your favor. The game has evolved. The math has been done.
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    Is bunting considered "old softball"

    I wasn't even responding to your post which I hadn't even read. After reading it though I do disagree with your premise. ;)
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    Best pitching velocity drills?

    Yeah that's not what I said. Those aren't real scientific research papers. They are out there. They have been posted in these forums and they are still available via google. Good luck on your journey.
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    Is bunting considered "old softball"

    Bunting is hard. You are better off spending the time practicing some other aspect (hitting) of the game that can help your team win. Your goal as a batter is to reach second base. Bunting won't get you there. Walk plus a steal is a stretch. Ground balls have a low percentage for extra...
  14. GunnerShotgun

    Is bunting considered "old softball"

    You didn't. I apologize.
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    Best pitching velocity drills?

    I am not saying it the doctors and researchers that studied it said that. You can google the peer reviewed research papers if you like.
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