OT: Does this take you back to your childhood?

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  1. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    It does for me. We would have big neighborhood tournaments. No XBox in those days.

     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?

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    Have a nice day!
     
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    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.
     
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    summer recreation at Madison Meadows. Thanks for that short trip down memory lane JC. Hope everyone is doing well here. - Joe
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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. :)
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Welcome back . . . and, take care(?)
     
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    Yuma I NEED a job!

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    Wow! I talked to you on this board WAY back maybe 1997? Early 2000's? Hope you are doing well!
     
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    Good to see you again, Joe Mama. :thumbup:
     

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