I never went to a University of Michigan baseball or softball game. The main difference between the games of softball and baseball is the pitching. Yes, there are differences in substitution rules, the infield dimensions, the size of the ball, and the in ability of runners to lead off from bases.
But pitching, being the most important part of both baseball and softball, constitutes the biggest difference, at least to someone watching the game.
I heard that the fastest pitch ever thrown with a baseball was mph , by the tragically under-appreciated Eddie Feigner, who pitched underhand. Second, the softball windmill motion precludes pitching from the stretch, which is a necessity in baseball. I love watching college softball pitchers pitch. It is poetry in motion, to me. It is a beautiful fusion of power and grace that has the rare quality of making these often gorgeous ladies even more attractive. Additionally, the all-too-rare hitting and fielding skills possessed by softball-playing girls only provides extra fuel for my infatuation with them.
Same with a world-class pianist or a magnificent surgeon or a woman who can fix your car in a cinch. A pretty girl who plays softball with smooth confidence, speed, strength, and grace is like a dancer performing a beautiful ballet or a figure skater executing a gold-medal routine.
For this baseball player, this applies more to softball players than to any other athletes, but I know millions of men share a similar feeling. Washington beat Florida in the championship round, two games to none. I had just caught Georgia vs. The main problem with college softball is that one team can ride one pitcher for almost every game of the postseason.
Their ace will pitch both games of a doubleheader, start games two days in a row, or more. This is absolutely unheard of and would be horribly unethical in baseball at any level because of the permanent damage it would do to the arm.
Girls who are great at softball and are pretty to boot are almost too much for me to handle. Naturally, Nelson and Lawrie squared off in both games of the best-of-3 series. It must suck to be the second-best pitcher on a softball team because your chances to pitch in the postseason will be few and far between! The first time I saw her pitch, my thought process was: She throws faster than most pitchers, with a fastball of 66—68 mph.
While I was throwing that fast at the age of 14, it is extremely fast for college softball, where the distance from pitching rubber to home plate is a mere 43 feet.
That gives hitters the equivalent reaction time of a 92—95 mph pitch in baseball. As a comparison, when I played for my traveling teams at age 13 and 14, our pitching distance was 54 feet most of the time, except in AAU tournaments, which use the Major League distance of 60 feet and 6 inches.
She has a wicked change-up that is made even nastier by her scorching fastball. She and all those other cute girls who play college softball just exude sexiness from every pore. This entry was posted in Hawwt , Sports.