RE: NANFA-- Another NANFA?

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 29 May 2001 10:48:09 -0700

The area around home plate would be a mess after while! If you wanted to
slide into home you could probably start your slide somewhere around third
base :-)

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

>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

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