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softball pet peeve

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FuturaBold, May 6, 2008.

  1. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    ... when sports reporter folk refer to a softball pitcher as "throwing from the mound" or "improving her record to 10-3 from the mound" -- there is no mound in softball! it's a pitcher's circle ... thank you, carry on...
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Damn .. I thought you were going to say "Singing and chanting in the dugout." I just want to yell at the teams - "SHUT THE FUCK UP!"
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If the game lasts 50 minutes, let them sing.
  4. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    What softball are you watching? I was at a 2 1/2 hour doozy this past weekend.
  5. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    +1 to the original post
    +10,0000 to the King
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    How many innings? How many walks?
  7. Easily solved by being a good writer. No need to waste words talking about a mound in a player's record since it's implied by mentioning an individual's wins and losses.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You know with that kind of snobby insistence, if you swapped out soccer for softball, you could be an intern I know...
  9. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    It was a seven-inning game and it only had about five walks per side.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    Something had to make it that long. I don't think I ever covered one that went more than two hours.
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I have another one. Too many softball threads on the Journalism Board. ;)
  12. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    But they work hard, too, you know... especially the JVs...
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