RE: NANFA-- Another NANFA?

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Tue, 29 May 2001 09:51:18 -0500

> Darn! I'm so used to catching slowpitch fish. )-:

Actually, fish-pitching by definition is slow pitch. You see, the fish's
slime coat works much like the baseball pitcher's saliva in creating an
unpredictable trajectory to the pitched fish. In addition, since the
pitcher can't get a firm grip on the fish, it gives it a knuckleball effect.
However, any experienced fish-pitch player knows that pitching is the easy
part and that the fish catcher has the most difficult job. That's why
catchers long ago declined to use the traditional catcher's mitt and began
using a one-man seine. Of course, hitting the fish is a challenge as well.
I would suggest that the conference be used as a training camp where
prospective NANFA players could begin with T-fish where the fish is not
actually pitched but instead placed upon a T and batted out into the field.
Would someone like to investigate if the folks from Bass-O-Matic would like
to sponsor the team?

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
"El muerto a la sepultura, el vivo a la travesura"
"The dead to burial, the living to mischief"

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