audio versionIn Major League baseball, it is not unusual for a coach to assign players to positions and have a relatively small amount of change in relationship to who plays those positions throughout a season. Of course there is an exception to this when it comes to the pitcher. A team may have the same short stop all season long. This is true of just about any position, except pitchers. Pitchers are constantly changed in order not to wear down their throwing arm. They are also changed when the opposing team is bombarding them with hits and runs. Continue reading Strategic Change
It was my turn for the softball throw. My first two throws were only average, but seemed to warm me up for a third throw that flew way over the heads of the judges who were measuring the distance of the throws. I was in sixth grade at the time and the judges yelled back to the recorders that I had thrown the ball 142 feet, which was the third longest throw for sixth graders at my school that year.