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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everybody, I am new here and wanted to share some information on a Wiffleball league that I am a part of. The name of the League is Palisades WBL, and it is located just outside of New York City. I am sure most of you have heard of and/or played wiffleball at some point in your life, but what you may not know is the game has evolved over the past decade. Today some pitchers are throwing in the 90s and they are using a more traditional or adult sized bat.

Surely the game will never take the place of baseball, but it's a lot like what one-on-one basketball is to team basketball. First of all it is easier to be a dominant wiffleball pitcher, than it is to be a dominant baseball pitcher. The ball when properly doctored by scuffing or knifing actually will travel with more velocity, movement and consistency than a brand new ball. Next, you end up averaging an AB an inning, two or three ABs innings are not unheard of. Though it is a little tougher to make contact against a top pitcher, it is easier to hit a home run when you do make contact, because the field only has one hundred foot fences. Then there is the fielding, with only three players including the pitcher in the field, each player has a ton of ground to cover giving him more of a chance to make plays in the field.

Finally and the reason I am posting this on a baseball forum is because over 50% of our players have played baseball from high school varsity to the minors. Most of these ball players came in thinking they would just fill in for the day, because it is just wiffleball and there is no way that wiffleball could fulfill their need for competition... well, in some cases four years later they are still coming back and playing a full season, either in addition or in the place of baseball.

Here is what I am talking about...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 07:18 AM
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I have always wanted to get into one of these leagues.


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LOL!

I like playing wiffleball for fun... playing for competition, eh.. IDK, seems pretty fun..

I've watched videos on YouTube about games about what he's talking about, seem's pretty dang cool.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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We started it the league because we couldn't get enough people to start a baseball team. Back than we could only find 6 or 7 people interested in playing baseball, so we just started playing wiffleball and then more and more people got interested.
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