In the movie the Terminator, the Future goes terribly wrong.
Machines take over and their number one goal is to destroy humanity.
I fear the future of modified softball is going to go terribly wrong as slingers are starting to take over and leagues will become less and less competitive.
Slinger pitchers are the softball version of The Terminator.
An undeniably irresistible force that changes the very nature of the game with sole intent of blowing away every batter.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that modified become some Lob Arc league.
I have no problems with pitchers that throw hard as long as they follow the rules.
Good legal pitchers like Simon, Lou, Fran, Murphy, Gilbert, Edgar JR., Freddy Suarez, Eric, Carlos Con, and Castillo throw hard with movement while following the rules. In fact the latter two pitchers, Carlos and Castillo, are both top notch slingers who do not sling during modified games.
They know the difference and so does everyone else, people who hire slingers just want to win at any cost and have no respect for a league or the quality of a game.
The problem all starts with the integrity and political nature of a league.
Once you let one slinger in you let them all in. The dam busts wide open.
It's like the movie the Terminator, once you give the power to the machines they didn't want to give it back and tried to wipe out anything that stood against them - namely humans.
In softball we don't have the ability to go back and time and try and stop the future from happening like in the Terminator movies, we have to act now and take a stand against all this corruption or modified softball as we know it will be ruined.
How? more on that in the sequal to this Blong - Softball Terminator II - coming soon