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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jake Patterson View Post
    Mud,
    At a clinic about 10 years ago, we had Michelle Legacy as a clinician. She's about 5' 5" 110 lbs, but could throw the hell out of the softball. Some of my players (several were 6'+ studs who went on and played after HS) thought she was a joke, until they got in the cage with her. I told them all they had three pitches to hit the back of the net... If they could - no running for the entire season... They ran.

    Yessoftball is not baseball, but many here are softball coaches and can appreciate a good softball/baseball story when they hear it. If you do not feel this is a great feat then go to the next thread.
    I guess it all has to do with perspective Jake.

    OK, at least here's one that's baseball related........ "West Seattle Little League: Jacob Terao’s 18-strikeout perfect game"......

    Originally posted by West Seattle Blog
    On Thursday April 12th, 2012, 12-year-old West Seattle Little Leaguer Jacob Terao accomplished one of the rarest feats in baseball by pitching a perfect game. During a West Seattle Little League majors game at Bar-S Playfield, Terao struck out all 18 batters from the opposing team: No walks, no runs, and no one on base. With a combination of 2- and 4-seam fastballs, Terao threw 54 strikes and 27 balls for a total of 81 pitches leading his team, the WSLL Rays, to a 4-0 win over the WSLL Braves.

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    Ok, so now how impressed are you with that "feat"? Personally, I'm thinking , "So what, it's LL", but then again, you and others may be awe-struck by it.

    Same as my impression of the girls' softball thing......"Eh, it's girls' softball".

    Perspective Jake, simply perspective.
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    • #17
      I appreciated the article being posted. I thought one of the essential lessons of the story was a girl waiting her turn. She played CF the year before. I couldn't care less how fast or slow she throws. Tim Wakefield had a long MLB career. She made the news. Most high school athletes don't get that lucky. Buncha grumpy suckers in this forum!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jake Patterson View Post
        Mud,
        At a clinic about 10 years ago, we had Michelle Legacy as a clinician. She's about 5' 5" 110 lbs, but could throw the hell out of the softball. Some of my players (several were 6'+ studs who went on and played after HS) thought she was a joke, until they got in the cage with her. I told them all they had three pitches to hit the back of the net... If they could - no running for the entire season... They ran.
        When I'm dispensing my life experience knowledge to HS pitchers, once in a while, I'll throw in some "life lessons" and they're almost always just silly crap like "don;t rub Flex-All 454 on a tender groin" or "don't slide headfirst over the base with a big dip in your lip" (that's how old I am) or "never give Murph -- the pine tar freak -- a high five" and things of that nature.

        My advice of "never hit off a college softball pitcher in front of your friends" is legit. They all think I'm joking but I tell them, "No, I'm not playing around. Don't do it."

        I think I was able to get my hands loaded by the time the ball whizzed by.

        Good for the pitcher. Things can be cool and impressive without being the best thing ever. Eh-ver. I think the level got brought up because the article mentioned that she was primarily an OF.

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        • #19
          We'll have a group photo then with Humber, the girl and this little dude. Congrats to him as well.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tg643 View Post
            Like most New Englanders you're very provincial. The story is newsworthy. It's worth an "Atta girl." It's not worth an "Oh my God! Look what she did!"
            Sometimes TG you're a piece of work... I was born in Louisiana... And I would gaurentee you I've seen more of the world than most.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by mudvnine View Post
              Ok, so now how impressed are you with that "feat"? Personally, I'm thinking , "So what, it's LL", but then again, you and others may be awe-struck by it.
              It's a shame you feel this way... The very few who achieve it will never forget. Like the softball pitcher I say good for the little guy! He's a kid who achieved what few in the game do.... I agree with you however, perspective.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by mudvnine View Post
                I guess it all has to do with perspective Jake.

                OK, at least here's one that's baseball related........ "West Seattle Little League: Jacob Terao’s 18-strikeout perfect game"......


                Ok, so now how impressed are you with that "feat"? Personally, I'm thinking , "So what, it's LL", but then again, you and others may be awe-struck by it.

                Same as my impression of the girls' softball thing......"Eh, it's girls' softball".

                Perspective Jake, simply perspective.
                A kid from San Diego pitched an 18K perfect game at the LLWS a few years ago.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by The Uncoach View Post
                  I appreciated the article being posted. I thought one of the essential lessons of the story was a girl waiting her turn. She played CF the year before. I couldn't care less how fast or slow she throws. Tim Wakefield had a long MLB career. She made the news. Most high school athletes don't get that lucky. Buncha grumpy suckers in this forum!
                  It may be there was a better pitcher in front of her the previous year. A very good softball pitcher sat behind the pitcher I referenced until her senior year. She didn't worry about it. She knew she couldn't hit. She was already recruited for college softball from travel before she got in the varsity circle senior year.

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                  • #24
                    I shut the thread down... too bad it turned into what it did... I really did not see that coming.
                    Last edited by Jake Patterson; 04-24-2012, 02:27 PM.
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