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Old 04-03-2014, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My name is Adam, and I am 15. I live in New Mexico and am currently trying to find a team to play for. I used to play baseball, but fairly recent developments with my arthritis and back have forced to me to call it quits for now. I want to play slow pitch softball for fun in a rec league or a competitive league to keep me somewhat in tune if I possibly could return to baseball. I would appreciate if someone could run me through the basic rules and tell me what kind of things I need to do to get myself ready to possibly join a team and play.




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Old 04-03-2014, 04:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your biggest problem is going to be finding leagues and tournaments that will take players under 18.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I have been looking online a little bit, and haven't had much luck
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Body is betraying you so young. Genetics, injuries or what? Arthritis and bad back are old people problems.
Practice as much as you can, get in shape, try and get in some pick up games and if you can pass for 18 see if you can get into some recreational play. If it isn't a serious league there may ways to get in to play. Not necessarily right, but if it is for the love of the game, sometimes things can be flexible under the right circumstances.
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Just real bad genetics when it comes to my back and arthritis. I can grow a beard, so I could probably pass for 18.
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Softball will not keep you in tune for baseball at all. Its slower & mechanics of batting will translate terrible to baseball.

Your kind of stuck. If you get hurt you'll ruin everything for everyone playing if you hide out.
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Originally Posted by adam72749 View Post
Just real bad genetics when it comes to my back and arthritis. I can grow a beard, so I could probably pass for 18.
They check ages with the paperwork - I play in one league that allows people under 18 to the age of 16 with parental consent but there are no leagues that will allow a 15 year old.

I'm still unclear on how you can't play baseball but can play softball.
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Like Fuzz said, it is slower and different mechanics. I hit the cages the other day and did well, but my mechanics were off at first. Also softball, even though it is much slower, tore me up batting. I am starting to think it may be time to put my bat and glove in storage for good.
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In a typical game you're going to swing the bat 4 or 5 times (plus foul balls) over the course of an hour, not like what you did at the batting cage.
Slowpitch can be more relaxed depending on the league, but defensively, once the ball is hit, play is just as fast as baseball.
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