AcidRock23 wrote: Lofunzo wrote:
Tell your buddy to keep practicing because you don't need tape. Balls that have been scuffed move a lot more but all that I do is throw it sidearm with the solid half facing up. If you throw the ball properly without turning your wrist over, it should always break the direction that the solid part is facing.
The tape is actually so that it flies farther when we hit it. This is a highly organized yet chaotic home run derby sort of thing that we do at big BBQ parties while swilling beer, usually aiming the way the wind blows so that we can hit it farther. We also used the pressurized Mark McGwire bat. No baserunning or anything complicated like that, pitching and hitting and occasional spectacular catches.
I will have to try the sidearm thing though, the next time we play!! Thanks for the tip!!
No problem. Just straddle the center line of the ball with your pointer and middle fingers and keep the center line of the ball parallel with the ground. Throw it completely sidearm. Don't try to guide it. Never tried it with tape, though. Keep that same principle in mind for other pitches. It makes for a great slider and sinker. Throw the sinker the same way but with the solid part facing down. For the slider, just have it facing left (for RHP) and throw it striaght over the top. I give you these tips because I highly doubt that I will ever face you in a game.
We have a bunch of BBQ's. We play wiffleball until it gets dark. At that time, usually well flushed with fluids
, we whip out a few spotlights and play until 2-3 A.M. The neighbors just love us.