Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by JCSunsfan, May 26, 2019.
It does for me. We would have big neighborhood tournaments. No XBox in those days.
I never played wiffle ball. But, as a kid, we would play stickball
(with a rubber ball and a strike zone marked in chalk on a brick
wall at the school yard).
A batter, a pitcher and a fielder. And we alternated. Who says
you need 18 guys to play baseball? My best pitch was a
changeup. My only pitch was a changeup.
Basketball in the park had its 3-on-3, 2-hand touch football in
the street or in the cemetery had its 3-on-3 and baseball had
its 1-on-1-on-1 = 3. Fun days!
Whiffle ball and super balls, my favorite "toys" growing up. I learned to throw a curve with a whiffle ball and mastered the art of the long ball by taking swings at a super ball. Okay, there wasn't much to master, if you nailed a super ball with a bat, it traveled forever and it was almost impossible to NOT throw a curve with a whiffle.
Jesus Christ how old are you?I thought stick ball was banned after the end of the Second World War.
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I don't think he's quite that old.
I decided that Jesus Christ would not be offended by me using his name in this way.
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Yeah I think it's just the Holy Spigot that has a problem with that.
Just look to the left of my posts right under 'Contributor' and you'll see.
Maybe someday you'll be a senior citizen. Remember this conversation.
I was four at the end of WWII. And I remember playing stick ball when I was 14 in 1955.
The year that Rock'n'Roll took over the pop charts.
But Steve is right. I am not "quite" as old as the original J.C.
Or the other J.C., Jerry Colangelo (but close).
BTW, shouldn't the other J.C. (Sunsfan) have put this thread on the ASFN Diamondbacks baseball site?
Have a nice day!
My parents had a yard that was perfect for a whiffle ball setup. A grass section that faced a pool. The bases were in the grass, and the outfield was the pool area. We made up rules. Hit it over the wall, it's a home run of course, hit it in the pool, it's a double. If the ball was caught well jumping into the pool, it's a double play. Had a blast. We had epic whiffle ball games back there.
summer recreation at Madison Meadows. Thanks for that short trip down memory lane JC. Hope everyone is doing well here. - Joe
Sorry if I was offensive. I was just trying to be funny. Several years ago they had one of these wiffle ball world things at Kiwanis park. People from all over the world attended. I went there to practice with my softball team early the next morning and there was all sorts of free gear piled next to the trash can. I got a couple of hundred dollars worth of brand new folding chairs, ice chests, etc. Evidently they flew in bought the stuff, used it once and left it there.
When I was a kid, I had an odd wiffle ball batting system. I batted right handed, and never, not that I can remember, made an out from the right side of the plate. Everyone I played with knew when I batted rightie, it was a hit. I just could not hit for power from the right side. Sure hit, but single or double. From the left side I could hit home runs out of the neighborhood, and we did lose some wiffle balls, but I only bat maybe .300 or .400 from the left side. When I caught one leftie, good night! So almost everyone didn't want me to bat leftie, mostly because I would lose a wiffle ball for us when I did. Never could launch homers like that with a real baseball. I think it was because I could really get some incredible bat speed with those light saber bats!
Thanks. Need I say that age discrimination, or any group discrimination, is not funny?
I took a post-grad course in Industrial Psychology at ASU years ago. I guess that makes me a devilalum, too.
Welcome back . . . and, take care(?)
Wow! I talked to you on this board WAY back maybe 1997? Early 2000's? Hope you are doing well!
Good to see you again, Joe Mama.
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