Softball is fast becoming one of the
most popular summertime sports. It’s a fun way to exercise and socialize with people or get
your competitive juices flowing. The rules allow for more condensed games which
ensures a faster pace with more action. In the area of slow pitch, hitting at the
highest levels have become more specialized. Players are able to
manipulate the ball and put it exactly where they want, often over the fence.
Rules are set to limit scoring and even deadening of balls and bats to
regulate distance. But switching from metal to wooden bats ease some of those rules and even playing field. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons. Reasons for staying with metal: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Part of the skill of the
game is the ability to get the ball where you want and how far you want. Nobody wants to see a 2-1 ball game. Besides, chicks dig the long ball. Reasons for switching: pure and simple, the evolution of the human body needs to
be matched by the evolution of the game. That’s happening in all sports, so why
not softball as well? Just like wooden bats in baseball, the best players can still hit the ball far. So how about, taking it to the next level?