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post #1 of 19
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That's what I heard from the mouths of babes tonight. The ball diamond was rained out, so I went to the batting cage to use some pent up energy. (I have lots! ) I was swinging away when some young kids began watching behind me. I was just concentrating on hitting while they were talking and didn't notice what they were talking about until I heard one reply to the other with: "...yeah they lob it to you and you get to crank it." He was obviously talking about how the ball is thrown to you in slow pitch softball and he was right. It kind of made me chuckle inside, so I turned around and said, "Yep, that's exactly what softball is like." I grinned and dropped another coin in the box as I thought about how l'd think twice before ever trading places with this kid in life. "They lob it to you and you get to crank it." Oh how I love slow pitch softball!
post #2 of 19
Kids crack me up. They have the funniest way of explaining things. My brother and sister come out with some classics sometimes.
post #3 of 19
We used to use that word as well when we were kids. " Lob the ball over here! "
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
We used to use that word as well when we were kids. " Lob the ball over here! "
We did too!

Actually, I still use lob!
post #5 of 19
Maybe these kids were english?
post #6 of 19
priceless!! There was a kid nicknamed Lobby in school when I was younger - because he couldn't throw anything for toffee
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
...he couldn't throw anything for toffee
I've never heard that saying!
post #8 of 19
Man I miss the batting cages! Except I bat in the slowest baseball pitch cage. I love it! You'd never think it of me, would ya
post #9 of 19
This was halarious!! So funny. I love kids and what they say.
Lob it to you! HAHA! And crank it! Man, Im so gonna say that sometime. lol
post #10 of 19
So, is that how it works, Ryan? Is that how you play Do you crank it?
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
So, is that how it works, Ryan? Is that how you play Do you crank it?
Sometimes I do. Sometimes I hit a weak grounder. Get playing again Laura!
post #12 of 19
When you get tired of the Jack Sparrow quote (which is a great one!), you can put that kid's line as your signature!
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by clixpix
When you get tired of the Jack Sparrow quote (which is a great one!), you can put that kid's line as your signature!
If I didn't like the jack Sparrow quote so much I would have replaced it immediately! This kid's quote is next in line though for sure.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Sometimes I do. Sometimes I hit a weak grounder. Get playing again Laura!
Would love to, but there arent any teams around here If you ever come to St. Louis, I'll take ya on in the cages!
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
That's what I heard from the mouths of babes tonight. The ball diamond was rained out, so I went to the batting cage to use some pent up energy. (I have lots! ) I was swinging away when some young kids began watching behind me. I was just concentrating on hitting while they were talking and didn't notice what they were talking about until I heard one reply to the other with: "...yeah they lob it to you and you get to crank it." He was obviously talking about how the ball is thrown to you in slow pitch softball and he was right. It kind of made me chuckle inside, so I turned around and said, "Yep, that's exactly what softball is like." I grinned and dropped another coin in the box as I thought about how l'd think twice before ever trading places with this kid in life. "They lob it to you and you get to crank it." Oh how I love slow pitch softball!

I have to tell you Ryan that I hated Slo Pitch. I played in a league for Fast Ball and at least was able to hit the ball. I always had trouble hitting the ball in Slo Pitch.

But I had a good arm - could throw from centre field to home base.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
Would love to, but there arent any teams around here If you ever come to St. Louis, I'll take ya on in the cages!
Seriously, I don't believe that. I assumed you're weren't playing for a number of other legitimate reasons, such as raising Brandon or that Brent wasn't into it or whatever. If you look carefully there would likely be some leagues within 15 minutes of where you live. The U.S. is softball heaven for goodness sake! There should at least be some church leagues or "bush" leagues that play at nearby schools.
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I have to tell you Ryan that I hated Slo Pitch. I played in a league for Fast Ball and at least was able to hit the ball. I always had trouble hitting the ball in Slo Pitch.

But I had a good arm - could throw from centre field to home base.
If you had even half that arm today, you'd still have some people beat!

There are lots of people who have trouble crushing a high arc pitch too. I quoted this kid to the online softball community and some guys wanted to defend it as more difficult than the kid summed it up to be. It is.... but it isn't. I have my bad days too.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Seriously, I don't believe that. I assumed you're weren't playing for a number of other legitimate reasons, such as raising Brandon or that Brent wasn't into it or whatever. If you look carefully there would likely be some leagues within 15 minutes of where you live. The U.S. is softball heaven for goodness sake! There should at least be some church leagues or "bush" leagues that play at nearby schools. If you had even half that arm today, you'd still have some people beat!
I'm afraid of the ball Brent isn't exactly your athletic type. I'll be the one teaching Brandon how to play sports. Brent enjoys watching instead.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
I'm afraid of the ball Brent isn't exactly your athletic type. I'll be the one teaching Brandon how to play sports. Brent enjoys watching instead.
I'm afraid of the ball too! And I'm not exactly athletic either. -doesn't stop me does it? I'll stop bugging you now. I didn't mean for you to reveal one of your deepest fears.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
I'm afraid of the ball too! And I'm not exactly athletic either. -doesn't stop me does it? I'll stop bugging you now. I didn't mean for you to reveal one of your deepest fears.
Are you sassing me?
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