RE: NANFA-- Another NANFA?

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Tue, 29 May 2001 12:52:59 -0500


Isn't that fish market that is known for throwing fish around up your way?
Maybe you could stop in and get some pointers for us!

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"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay DeLong
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:48 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: NANFA-- Another NANFA?
> 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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