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  1. Westwind

    Xeno or LXT....

    Between the Xeno and the LXT I pick Ghost Advanced from Core Softball sales, lol! But seriously, if she likes the feel of Xeno and hits well with it, don’t mess with it. They are very good bats.
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    So who has started playing again?

    I have been wearing a mask with a valve at work. I only have to wear it 15-20 min at a time but it’s exhausting. I don’t know how you could play with one. makes me realize what our healthcare workers have been going through
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    COACHES~HIT or WALK whats better?

    Wildebeests may not look fast.....until they are chasing you, lol
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    Are CLUTCH PLAYERS a real thing?

    Perpetually “not clutch” coaches, this is for you. By the way, it isn’t your team that can’t finish on Sunday. It’s you. If you are a coach that does things technically correct, year after year, you conduct purposeful practices, your players get tons of meaningful reps, the whole deal and...
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    Are CLUTCH PLAYERS a real thing?

    This is a fun topic! I am pretty much a believer that a .500 hitter is going to be successful in clutch situations half the time.... Yet I am also a believer that successful people who “get in the zone” and “see the ball well” are actually practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is the idea that...
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    COACHES~HIT or WALK whats better?

    When I read this, I also think this: sometimes the time might be right for unexpected chaos. Corners back, best hitter up, maybe you bunt for a hit and see what screwed up thing might happen next. Keep in mind I’m saying that as the coach of teams that almost never bunt. If I have all good...
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    COACHES~HIT or WALK whats better?

    Paralysis by analysis. Coaches need to stay out of hitters heads. Clutch isn’t a thing. Every hitter hits sometimes. Slumps end. As the coach on offense, I’m preparing every player every game for this and every other situation. The ”strategy” is always the same. Get a good pitch to hit...
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    No Softball in Illinois this Summer?

    @Cougars are you going by the new phase 3 guidelines released yesterday? I skimmed them and thought June might be a go. Wasn’t sure. Added link https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines3/youthsports.pdf
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    No Softball in Illinois this Summer?

    If you can’t even marginally deal with the public without causing problems, if your people skills are that weak, you shouldn’t be dealing with the public. That isn’t the right job for you. This topic really irritates me because most of the problem of not having people skills in my opinion is...
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    No Softball in Illinois this Summer?

    I agree with everything in this post. I’ve been the employee taking b.s., I’ve been the supervisor of employees that were being wronged and I’ve been the supervisor of employees that I had to say “hey man, maybe next time you could try _____________“ while thinking to myself “because what you...
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    SHOULD BATTERS TRAIN TO HIT PITCHES OUT OF THE ZONE

    Riseball- I was typing while you were. I would be PROUD to say hitters like that hit slams off me. My gosh those three are Dangerous with a capital “D”. I loved watching Cheek hit. (She is a really nice person too.)
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    SHOULD BATTERS TRAIN TO HIT PITCHES OUT OF THE ZONE

    Hitters gotta hit. True big zone hitting Is an advanced skill but it should be worked on. It is especially important to thrive as a big fish in a small pond. HS and above should work on hitting balls 1-2 balls off the plate. 10-12u should be working on hitting balls a 1/2 to a full ball...
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    No Softball in Illinois this Summer?

    The little old gate ladies take a lot of grief from WHO exactly? That makes zero sense. How about this, ladies? How about everyone is sick of getting complaints about you so your phoney baloney job is now gone. You have been replaced by a nominal fee. Buh Bye.
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    Ha, scratch that itch indulgence...

    It might take awhile to get good. Don’t know much about the older DeMars but make sure she knows it won’t start like it will be in a month or so.
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    No Softball in Illinois this Summer?

    I like their concessions there, especially the burger hut dealio. I made up my mind a long time ago my family of four would never spend a cent on concessions or water there, ever. I am at least moderately easy going but I had my fill of that bunch.
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