When baseball was baseball

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When baseball was baseball

Postby foghorn » August 26th 2018, 12:06pm

Back in the 70's baserunners didn't wear oven mitts on the bases and what the fuck was a batting glove? No launch angle and exit velocity talk-just hit the damn ball.
And double plays weren't aleways a given.




Today it's no big deal to get 2


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Back then you really had to pay the price to try




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Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
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Re: When baseball was baseball

Postby koimaster » August 26th 2018, 1:36pm

Foggy,

Our generation was raised playing stick ball, workup and stickball. The players today are imho wimps who have coddled from the beginning. Manicured playin fields, mommy and daddy giving the bestest of everything.

I have not watched a baseball game since the reggie jackson days when he played for the yanks.
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Re: When baseball was baseball

Postby foghorn » August 26th 2018, 2:06pm

koimaster wrote:Foggy,

Our generation was raised playing stick ball, workup and stickball. The players today are imho wimps who have coddled from the beginning. Manicured playin fields, mommy and daddy giving the bestest of everything.

I have not watched a baseball game since the reggie jackson days when he played for the yanks.




Yup.
I watch the Little League Words Series and see 12 year old kids with the 250.00 dollar gloves that Mom amd Dad got them.
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