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  1. John Otto says:

    Hi Bob,
    What is modified fastpitch? I’ve never heard of it before.

  2. Bob says:

    In modified, the pitcher isn’t allowed to windmill. He or she must sling the ball underhanded toward the plate without rotating (opening and closing) the hips. There’s some other restrictions too including how a pitcher can snap his wrist – not sure about that rule. That’s the way it was explained to me. It allows for more hitting as modified pitchers aren’t typically as dominating as windmill pitchers.

  3. Gary Theisen says:

    Hi, Bob
    Just finished reading your article about the Hollywood Store. Thank you for bringing back such fond memories. I have done interviews before for reporters, and have found that some tend to take what you say out of context in order to put their own twist on things or make the story their own. You have done neither of those things and you got it right. Thanks again. A fellow fast-pitch player. Gary Theisen

  4. Bob says:

    Thank you Gary, I enjoyed talking with some of the former ball players who played at the Store, and hearing their memories and writing about a great place that has a wonderful fastpitch (and modified) reputation. Thanks for writing.

  5. Bobby Shoutz says:

    i was looking around one day for memories of my past. the one that stuck out most was my memories of playing at the store. i am glad i found your article and the store website. i live in california now but was part of that past originally playing with Chopper Lammers on the Miller Cattle team. wow what memories. i was so glad to hear that Joe had bought the place. that guy has been a fixture there for a long time and some other fond memories are of when me and Joe coached some of my wifes modified teams out there. i remember vividly how much Joe loved that place even though at that time he was just a bartender. i could talk all day about my memories of the store but the one thing about it that i would like to say the most is that without Hollywood Store, my life wouldnt have been the same. You didnt even mention the Snow tournaments they had out there and the buckets of beer and chicken drummies that would fly out of that place. Hi goes out to Ed and Johny and Steve Schaust, Jerry Goodale, Deby Secora, Sue Hoese and all my “extended family” at the Hollywood Store.

  6. Bob says:

    Thanks for writing and interesting reply Bobby. Places like the Hollywood Store live on in our memories for as long as we have memories. They are unique and unforgettable.

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