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keeks137 wrote:In high school, I used to be able to handle the curveball to some degree. I think the key was a cleaner ball. With clearly distinguished seams, it was a bit easier to pick up the rotation of a pitch.
Well, I took 6 years off from baseball and then decided to give it a shot through my park district. Now, you can just forget about it. If a guy has a decent fastball and a curve he can throw for strikes I'm screwed. Granted, we played with essentially the same ball all game, so that thing's getting dirtier and dirtier. Additionally, a good chunk of the games are at night which I think hurts. If I can't pick up the rotation, I'm hopeless.
I've had more than my share of moments where I wound up ducking like my life depended on it, only for the pitch to be called a strike. I played with a guy who is now in AAA. He had a curveball that was just ridiculous.
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