For 2 1/2 years I have blogged about the pitching inequities in the Big Apple Softball League. I challenged the status quo and basically got ignored by teammates and league officials alike. I was politely told "I'm glad your not deciding the pitching rules in this league". Perhaps it was my approach, age, loud annoying voice, all of the above, whatever, but now I feel vindicated as last week the league banned 3 non-modified pitchers http://softballinsider.blogspot.com/2009/05/breaking-news-breaking-news-big-apple.htmland now a formal "superstar" complaint has been lodged against the best pitcher in the league John Brown. It was only a matter of time, and I'm sure other pitchers will be ousted using this "superstar" classification loophole.
Do I sound like I'm gloating, bitter, and dare we say happy???
More importantly, I'm happy that change is finally happening and while I disagree with the superstar classification methodology it is my most sincerest wish that a movement toward ASA modified pitching rules
http://10manmodified.com/web/ take place enforced by competent umpires. If someone follows the rules, then they should not be punished for achieving excellence. The goal in running a league should be fair and strong competition, and I believe if ASA modified pitching is followed the Big Apple League will be better and stronger than ever.
Your getting closer guys now finish the job
I've spoken to many players around the league and they are ver