Re: Best of the best
Posted by Kenny Rogers on July 18, 2019, 10:42 am, in reply to "Re: Best of the best"
I've been thinking about this for awhile now and I think I have an idea why baseball players with any type of success, in baseball, don't play softball. Again this is just my opinion. The one thing people usually bring up is that softball is an "easy" sport to play because of the underhand pitching. So a guy who has played baseball since he was 6-7 years old will have trouble with the swing. For instance a guy starts to play softball, with friends, in league or tournaments now has to change a swing he has spent 20+ years "perfecting" and probably won't put in the time to change it. Second....in softball a hitter has to produce "exit speed" whereas in baseball a hitter is redirecting a pitch. What I mean is in MLB the pitcher throws a 90 mph fastball. The exit speed is maybe 110-115mph(my numbers are not exact but you know that I mean). So IMO in baseball a hitter adds 20-25 mph and redirects the ball. In softball, imo, he adds upwards of 95-105 mph and "HITS" the ball. Not "redirecting" it. So my opinion is that guys won't really spend the time to change a swing they've tried to perfect for the last 20+ years for a sport that they're really not that interested in. Like I said these are just opinions. |