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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Longer hours for softball teams

Sitting at his cave in northern Oakland County on Saturday morning, Kosmo was reading the fine article written by Oakland Press staffer Matt Mowery on the impact moving the pitching rubber back three feet has had on softball teams around the area.
After that, K-Man then glanced at some box scores from this week and noticed just how much scoring is up.
Rochester and Rochester Adams, for example, played a doubleheader the other day where the final scores were 15-12 and 12-11.
That certainly is a sound that's been heard a lot this spring and will continue to be as hitters continue to reap the rewards of having more time to react to a pitch.
Unfortunately, this won't be a good thing for parents and fans of teams because games will really take a long time now.
It used to be a softball game would take about 1 to 1 1/2 because of outstanding pitching.
Now, games might last just as long, if not longer, than a typical baseball game. Add the fact most softball teams play doubleheaders, and that'll make 4 to 5 hour games the norm for softball teams.


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