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[ Monday
November 28th, 2005
10:54pm
]

softball_lassie
[ mood | curious ]

hi everyone. hope everyone's winter work outs are goin well. I know us here in MD are wishing for some decent weather this year come spring time.

since myspace has kinda been dominating the internet lately its understnadable that this community hasnt been very lively. But come softball season this place should be hoppin with entries.

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[ Friday
November 4th, 2005
7:51pm
]

xrunning_blindx
x-posted to softballfreak and softballers

HEY EVERYONE!!
well this community was like beyond dead so i thought i'd try to liven it up

how's everybodys fall ball going?? tournaments/double headers/single games/workouts etc.

umm..i just went to the Fall Fest Classic in south jersey last weekend(29-30) nd we're going to the Turkey Classic in jessup, pa the 19-20. nebody else went/going to these 2??

umm..lets see
i guess thats it for now

<3 goose

www.nylegends.org

i know that myspace has officially taken over LJ soo--nebody has one mine url is www.myspace.com/sillygoose1048

good luck everyone :-)
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[ Monday
October 3rd, 2005
10:00pm
]

softball_lassie
[ mood | mischievous ]

hey guys . just joined this community. Can i just say how obsessed with softball i am. And fastpitch is the only way to go.
Im 16 and play varsity softball. I play short, 2nd, and some outfield. My summer team is kinda scruffy and really hasnt made a name for itself yet but my high school is getting there. good to be where other people are just as crazy about this sport as i am.

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[ Tuesday
September 6th, 2005
11:38am
]

jst2charmed
[ mood | energetic ]

Hey everyone. Im new to this community. A little about me.. im 16 and I play varsity softball. Ive played varsity for 2 years now. This year will be my third. I played modified softball my 7th and 8th grade years. Ive played pee wee and little league baseball before that. I play 3rd base and usually bat in the 3, 4, 5, or 6 spots in the lineup. If anybody wants to know anything else just ask!

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Layout [ Monday
July 18th, 2005
2:47pm
]

dirtrakinbia
How do you guys like the new layout??
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[ Thursday
July 14th, 2005
2:42pm
]

xrunning_blindx
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/olysoftb/

EVERYONE! sign that it only takes 2 seconds
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[ Thursday
July 14th, 2005
2:17pm
]

xrunning_blindx
this whole taking softball out of the olympics in -12 is absolutely rediculous! there has to be something we can do to help

any ideas?
i was thinking that we could send in LOTS of petitions-like everyone write a petition and have there coaches, teams, friends, even peopel who dont care about softball just to get more names...we can't let them do this

comment back..
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im new [ Wednesday
July 13th, 2005
11:54pm
]

bubbles_r_fun
Well i just joined this group because my friend found it for me, so im new here...

here are a few things about me and not trying to be conceited or anything, ive just been lucky enough to play on elite teams and to be talented in the sport...

I've been playing since i was 8, ive been on many organizations and the one that i was on the most was the travel elite team called FINESSE. I played on their team for 6 years. I was named All World three straight years. I recently am not playing with them this year because they are playing too many tournaments and i just got done with my first year of college at Oakland University. Playing softball in college takes a toll on you.

Rewinding back: In high school i played for Our Lady of the Lakes, in Waterford Michigan...We have gone to states four years in a row and won two back-to-back titles my junior and senior year...I was named All-State catcher and short stop all four years i played. I was gifted and im thankful for everything ive earned in my life so far...

IM ALSO VERY UPSET THAT THEY ARE TAKING SOFTBALL OUT OF THE OLYMPICS...WHICH IS TOTALLY HEARTBREAKING FOR THE LITTLE GIRLS WHO HAD DREAMED OF MAKING THAT TEAM...

well that is all i really have to say for now...if you would like to chat with me my aim is in my userinfo, so hit me up there....thanks
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[ Tuesday
July 12th, 2005
2:56pm
]

wishing4romance
Ah, so my season is over. Its a shame, even though it wasn't the best.

We ended up being 4-8 for the season (4-2 the 2nd half). And I finally solved the mystery of why I wasn't playing 1st anymore. He needed speed in the outfield, but our outfielders didn't really RUN. I'm not saying that they sucked, because I can't catch pop-flies for the life of me.. kind of, but they just didn't move.

Man alive, I want to play some more. Sad part is, next year is my last in that league. And then I might have to try out for the school's team. *Shudder*
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[ Thursday
June 30th, 2005
7:12pm
]
lizzy123456
[ mood | calm ]

well thunder just finished it's season until playoffs. we ended up being 5-15 =/ but we were a young team and like everyone else in our leauge were either the same team as last year or just older.

well our head catcher is going on vacation the week that we are in the playoffs. and im the backup catcher, i havent caught in like 2 years. does anyone have any advice to catch balls on wild pitches or very high pitches??? if any catcher or former catcher has any, if you could please give me some advice i would really appericate it!

Thanks,
Lizzy

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Huge Rant because Carol is Quite Angry. Still. [ Wednesday
June 22nd, 2005
9:44am
]

wishing4romance
[ mood | angry ]

Alright... So yesterday I had just another ordinary day, the only difference was that I had missed the previous 2 due to a long-planned out vacation.

Anyway, so after my team was all warmed up, my friend Jenna (also the coach's daughter) gives me the ball to toss around at first, assuming that I'd be playing my regular position, seeing as to I haven't played any other in over 2 years. BUT, as he starts reading off positions, he says that one of the first year girls is at first and I'm in left-center field (omitting the rover). And I just looked at Jenna to see if she had known anything, but she looked as amazed as I was, definately thinking, "Ok, what the heck? Why don't we put her back as catcher and Carol as first!?"

And the thing is, I am absolutely horrible at paying attention in the outfield, I always tend to zone out, and it definately showed last night. And the current 1st baseman hated it there, and wanted to be back at catcher. And then she had to leave for the rest of the game in the 4th inning, and who does he put in at 1st? Not me, but another girl, who normally plays where I was. And then I went up to bat, so pissed off, that I just tried to kill the ball, but it just kept going foul and I ended up striking out and that just pissed me off even more.

After the game, we lost again (2-7 for the season so far), he's reading off what we could have done better, and says that I need to work harder at catching pop-flies, and I just had to urge to slap him across the face and scream "ya know what? I HATE that position as much as I hate you!" And I would have done it, but I have to keep up my position as one of the team leaders and role-models for positive behavior.

And then, my mom had been sitting in the car in anger, I got in the car, and she turns to me and asks if I want to quit the rest of the season. And I just looked at her, half in disbelief and half in frustration, and said, "no, I'm going to prove that I'm a better person, and player, and stick it out for the rest of the season, even if I hate it." And then she says, "But that was one of the biggest kicks in the teeth he could have given you." And I just said that it didn't matter anymore.

I'm sorry to all of you for having read this, if you did, but I figured it was the best place to do it, seeing as at least one of you has probably had this happen to you.

Comment, disapprove, do what ever, it doesn't matter anymore.

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[ Wednesday
June 22nd, 2005
12:43am
]

dirtrakinbia
Had my first travel tournament this weekend...we started off good and then we ended up playing my old team and we lost...Our pitcher use to play for them too and just pitched with way to much emotion. We only had 8 players because of states so we had to pick up a girl. It was awesome though. I caught 7 games in 3 days and my knees felt it the next day. Anyone play 18u ASA ball??
*Jess*
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[ Tuesday
June 7th, 2005
8:37am
]

rainandshine21
Hey ladies-

Unfortunately, our season just ended. There's always summer, but still. Last year, our team wen to State. The fact that our pitcher graduated last year and was so dominating that she now plays for UW-Madison, was quite a loss. But, we still have four decent pitchers. They don't walk more than two a game and they still get a lot of K's. So, we won our regional. We went to Sectionals for which we got out of school for the day! We won the first against a tough team. Then, we played a private school with a very dominant pitcher. We were even able to hit her, it just happened to be right to people. We were actually leading 1-0. Then they scored three runs in the third. We scored out second in the top of the fourth and unfortunately that's all we would score. They went on in the sixth to score 10 more runs. We just fell apart unfortunately. I don't know if we were tired from the earlier game that day, but it just wanted good. It was a tough battle, and the score was not reflective of our play until those last two innings. Oh well... sadly, I am a Senior, however, like I said there's always summer ball. I can't even play in college cuz there isn't a softball team where I'm going, maybe club softball. I dunno, but I do have Baseball tickets to see my team, the Brewers play. I won club seats in a drawing at our Senior Banquet! I'm so excited.

Talk to you all later!
Get dirty!
I can't believe it's supposed to be 90 degrees out today. -I live in Wisconsin bet you couldn't tell from the Brewers ;)
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Hello All. [ Monday
May 23rd, 2005
4:41pm
]

wishing4romance
Well, since I'm so pumped about my season starting, as sucky as it might be, I figured, enh, why not join a community. I'm Carol. I'm 15 and have been playing softball for...7 years I think. I've played all outfielding positions, catcher, and currently play at 1st. I consider myself to be a mediocre player and the only reason I began playing 1st base in the first place is because I'm left handed. Woot, go me.

The reason I say that this season is going to suck is because my coach is just not a good one. Pretty sure my team has had 3 practices, no scrimmages, and our first game is Wednesday. And he did this last year also and we came in 2nd to last place. Luckily for me, I have horrible sportsmanship and began to think less about how my team was doing and more about achieving my personal bests. And it worked out quite nicely.


Wow. I think I just turned this into a rant against my coach. :)
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Softball Started [ Sunday
March 20th, 2005
7:33pm
]

dirtrakinbia
[ mood | tired ]

So softball started for the state of Michigan on the 14th. How is everyones going. I am stoked I can't wait for our first game. So listen what happened to me.
I had softball from 6:45 to 9:00 on friday, I got nailed in my throwing hand by a foul ball(I am a catcher and we were trying to pick someone off in a scrimage against ourselfs and I pulled my throwing hand out to early), it hurt like a bitch. When it happend I got furious I took off my helmet threw it againt the ground and threw off my glove too and walked out of the gym flammin pissed; because i thought I broke it and I was just really mad about the stupid mistake I made. So I had to sit and watch practice cause I couldn't do anything and I had my hand in a bucket of ice. Then after practice I went to see andrew(School trainer). He thought I just bruised, I thought i might have fractured it. Then I got home around 10:30. The next day I woke up and it wasn't fracture because the trainer said it would be really swollen and it was about as swollen as it was the night before. I was super glad because I don't wanna have to sit out for anything, because its my senior year.
*Jess*

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[ Tuesday
March 1st, 2005
3:20pm
]
ndless_summer
umm hi im new to this hole thing.. so i gyess ill tel lyou about me .. b c that wht seem to b the thing every one esle is donig.

um well my name is lindsay im from a small island called long beach in new york.in 13 and go to long beach middle school. um the area of new york im from is very big in softball and there is a lot of compotishion. i play for long islan fire and ice lighting 14 and under... i have ben playing with them since i was 12. um im a pitcha and play first bade.. im not that great of a hitter but i take magor lessons so i guess ill be getting better. i have ben playing sfotball since i was 3, in teeball. um well i guess thats it.
*lindsay
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hello [ Sunday
February 13th, 2005
10:14am
]
lizzy123456
[ mood | awake ]

hey everybody

im new to this community so ill tell u a bit about myself

-my name is lizzy
-i've been playing softball ever since i was 3 (tee ball played w/ a softball so it counts for me)
-my favorite positions are catcher, pitcher, left and right field
-i am a left handed batter but i throw right handed.
-lastly i play for a 12&u travel team (cuz of my age)

if u want to know more let me kno!

Lizzy

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Open Gym [ Thursday
February 3rd, 2005
3:53pm
]

dirtrakinbia
Open Gym tonight I am stoked!!!
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Hey, I'm new. [ Sunday
January 30th, 2005
4:12pm
]

tehcarrie
Hi, my name's Carrie. I just signed up for softball in my town here and practice and such doesn't start until about the end of March, during Spring Break. Does anyone have any suggestions for any practice I could do at home or anything to get better at pitching and catching? I'm going to a pitching thing then a catching thing in March and in April but I'd like to practice a bit before that.

Thanks!
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Hey [ Saturday
January 29th, 2005
3:41pm
]

dirtrakinbia
Hey guys sorry I haven't updated in a while I have been so busy, I just like re did the whole design of this community it took forever because I didn't know what I was doing.

So I started lifting about 6 months ago and love it.
Recently I have been getting hurt a lot, the trainer says its because I am over doing it.

I swear I am always hurt here is what happened to me in the last year.

During volleyball I hurt my rotaor cuff(I had rotator cuff tendnitis), its finally felling normal now.

During HS softball i got hit in the head and rushed to the Hospital in an amulance...I was fine but had a knot the size of a baseball on my head...I still have a little lump. It was actually a little funny :-)

My back has hurt me since freshman year and recently it is getting worse, I don't know what to do it only hurts when I throw.

I sprained my MCL in my knee about a month and a half ago its fine now.

Its been a crazy year though. Does anyone else get hurt this often? Its kinda scary I don't want anything serious to ever happen to me cause then that would mean no softball, and I don't know what I would do without softball.

Well good luck with everyones season.

*Jess*
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