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in: Cristina; Cristina > 2021-04-07

Apr 9, 2021 10:48 PM # 
Pink Socks:
WOC, WOG, whatever. Tee-ball is what I'm here for!
Apr 9, 2021 10:59 PM # 
I’ll do my best to keep you up to date on the tee ball happenings. First game is next Wednesday and most of them have no idea what the rules are so it should be fairly spectacular.
Apr 10, 2021 2:13 AM # 
Pink Socks:
First practice of their lives was April 5, and the first game April 14?!?! Wowsers. Is it possible that a game never ends?

I played tee-ball in 1st grade and don't remember any of it.
Apr 10, 2021 2:16 AM # 
Thankfully there is a time limit on the game AND an inning is over once all the kids have batted once, even if they don't have any outs. The goal is to play two or three innings. It's going to be amazing.
Apr 10, 2021 3:23 AM # 
Outs? I've watched some tee ball, and I don't remember any outs. Maybe it's just that fielding a ball and throwing it anywhere useful takes much longer than the time it takes to scamper between bases, especially with al the chaos. My recollection is that everybody hits a single, except the ninth batter, who effectively always hits a grand slam.
Apr 10, 2021 3:35 AM # 
This league plays with the rule that you only get five attempts to hit the ball beyond the 15' arc in front of the plate, otherwise it's an out and you go sit down. I guess baseball is cutthroat in Tucson.
Apr 10, 2021 11:44 AM # 
I’ll have to take careful notes on rules. We’re playing a combined whiffleball/kickball game (batter/kicker’s choice) at school, and have just instituted rules to limit inning length (3 outs or 5 runs, currently)...when your team is 3-5 people, batting order might be too short. And no striking out, because no one can pitch well enough. We’re just happy when someone gets a hit.

Admittedly, some other aspects resemble Calvinball - occasionally an extra base in a strange spot, playing ricochets off open land with scattered trees (although Anna mapped it as white woods), and a small drainage pond that has led our baseball aficionados to teach us all “ground rule double”...

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