Worlds Greatest Wiffle Ball Tournament

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  1. crosscreekcooter

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    I remember playing wiffle ball home run derby a lot as a kid. What was so great about it was it only took two guys and could be played almost anywhere.
     
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      I had some wicked breaking stuff. I was always Carl Yastrzemski at the plate.
       
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        Half round, cork ball, wiffle Ball. As kids we played some serious games of each. If you could hit those things you could hit anything.


        Except an 80+mph fastball.
         
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        We used my garage. The pitcher would stand in the driveway and the batter at the back of the garage, a wheel barrow behind him and on its end, turned backward so that rear wheels helped frame the top of the strike zone.

        A ball hit across the street on the fly was considered yard. I did yard regularly.
         
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          You're still pretty wicked.

          Cork ball....we would pitch underhanded flicking the cork off two fingers and get a natural riser. Used a broomstick for a bat.
           
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            You're fooking awesome. Serious.
             
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              A thin broomstick. Anything thicker and you couldn't react to the damned thing.
               
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              Coot, this was serious stuff. I studied this guy's stance and got it perfected, the bat height, angle and all. Yaz had the most amazing uncoil of anyone until Reggie arrived. 8301967new-york-ny-carl-yastrzemski-shown-in-a-batting-stance-at-home-picture-id515299060.jpeg
               
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              That sounds like stickball. That was before my time.
               
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              We played with a wine bottle cork. You could put a couple winds of masking tape on the cork and get some grease.
               
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                Stick ball....couldn't afford a wiffle ball....a cork wrapped in adhesive tape which was also used to wrap the stick for grip
                 
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                  Tell you a short story about Yaz. I went with my group to Little League Day at the original Comiskey Park in '67, the year he won the Triple Crown. I think he was the last player to do it.

                  The Red Sox and my beloved White Sox. We're way out in the left field upper deck. A friend and I went to go get a Coke between innings. I decided to get a Red Sox helmet. I was that much of a Yaz fan. Probably not a good idea.

                  I no sooner put the helmet on my head than a kid from another Little League group, an all-black group, knocked it off my head. I reached down to pick it up and another kid kicked me in the face. I'm now surrounded. I knew I was in trouble. I grabbed the helmet and somehow was able to sidestep about four or five of them and haul ass back to my seat.

                  Comiskey Park was a freaking adventure back then. The South Side of Chicago continues to be an adventure.
                   
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                    I didn't finish the video, but grating the ball should be illegal.
                     
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                    Wiffle ball is a game for men. Like life you take every advantage that you can.
                     
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                      And used masking tape to make the strike zone. if the ball landed in the box it was a strike. I used throw knuckle balls with the whiffle balls. Man playing whiffle balls was a blast.
                       
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                        This is how we played as a kid. And I know damn well I am half you age. You could make that cork do some really wicked things. Broom stick too.
                         
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                          I was Hoyt Wilhelm with the kuckleball. Pretty badass flutter I had on the ball I have to admit.
                           
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                          Tape a penny to the base of the cork. Then see what you can do with it. You better have a thin stick. The cork ball they're showing on the internet is not cork ball. Real cork ball is with a wine bottle cork. Anything else is for sissies.
                           
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                            Cork ball smack. :lmao2:
                             

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