How is Summer Softball Going?

NewOldBlood

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A lot of cancelled tournaments, particularly the larger tournaments and those that were scheduled to be held at schools. Otherwise, it seems to be business as usual except for the post-game handshakes. My daughter's team did have a family chose not to participate because of the virus.
 

Yappi

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First tournament we were at, umpires were behind the plate. Second tournament, they were behind the pitcher. It changed the strikezone a little. More high strikes were called and fewer low strikes. Almost everything else has remained the same.
 

NewOldBlood

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I've not seen that. The 3 tournaments we've been able to play in have had an umpire behind the plate and one in the field.
 

BASESWIMPARENT

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A lot of cancelled tournaments, particularly the larger tournaments and those that were scheduled to be held at schools. Otherwise, it seems to be business as usual except for the post-game handshakes. My daughter's team did have a family chose not to participate because of the virus.
Had an experience related to a family like the one you just mentioned in your post. Last Friday, I was driving around dropping off graduation cards to family and friends. One of my friends has a son (the graduate in fact and a solid, fit athlete) whose doctor has declared in the vulnerable class due to a condition he has. This family has quarantined themselves for the last 15 weeks. Dad does not travel for work anymore (used to travel weekly), Mom does not volunteer anymore, they won't let younger brother get a regular job. it was an eye opener but these guys are doing it right.
 

NewOldBlood

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Had an experience related to a family like the one you just mentioned in your post. Last Friday, I was driving around dropping off graduation cards to family and friends. One of my friends has a son (the graduate in fact and a solid, fit athlete) whose doctor has declared in the vulnerable class due to a condition he has. This family has quarantined themselves for the last 15 weeks. Dad does not travel for work anymore (used to travel weekly), Mom does not volunteer anymore, they won't let younger brother get a regular job. it was an eye opener but these guys are doing it right.
That makes sense. Nothing like that with the family in my situation. Sounded like just outright fear of the virus when they explained to my wife (who is the coach of the team) why they didn't want to play. Not a knock at them, to each is own, but frankly I'm glad my daughter is getting a chance to play some before leaving for college.
 

BASESWIMPARENT

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That makes sense. Nothing like that with the family in my situation. Sounded like just outright fear of the virus when they explained to my wife (who is the coach of the team) why they didn't want to play. Not a knock at them, to each is own, but frankly I'm glad my daughter is getting a chance to play some before leaving for college.
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SMARTY22

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Have been Fast Pitch Softball Tournaments in Cincinnati area the last 3-4 weekends. Was told the Tournament this weekend had 75 Teams and was played until the rains came at 3-4 Parks in the area.
 

NewOldBlood

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Have been Fast Pitch Softball Tournaments in Cincinnati area the last 3-4 weekends. Was told the Tournament this weekend had 75 Teams and was played until the rains came at 3-4 Parks in the area.
We are going to a big one in Indy this weekend at Grand Park. The others we have played in have been 8-10 teams, two were thrown together when other tournaments cancelled. I will be curious to see how things are handled with a lot more teams, but I'm guessing there won't be much of a change.
 
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