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A controlled study on batted ball speed and available pitcher reaction time in slowpitch softball
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    A Short Reply To Russell

    Dear Editor,

    We appreciate Russell's comments and additional analyses. While there may be minor points where we still disagree, it is clear from Russell's comments that he supports our general hypothesis that there is indeed a safety concern in the sport of slow-pitch softball. We continue to stand by our field-testing research as well as published human response time studies that support our claims that the sp...

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    Safety concerns could be made stronger
    Dear Editor,

    I am writing again, not to engage in a war of words with the authors, but to offer some suggestions which might strengthen the safety concerns reached in the paper by McDowell and Ciocco.[1] Unfortunately, it appears that the authors misunderstood the point of my first letter and assumed that I was criticizing their conclusions regarding the safety in slow-pitch softball. I do not disagree with their conclusion...

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    The sport of slow pitch softball is still unsafe: a reply to Russell

    Dear Editor,

    We would like to thank Russell for his letter because we feel the subject of safety in the sport of men’s slow-pitch softball has been ignored for too long and it is refreshing to see that others are also taking notice. An increase in the awareness of this subject through discussions and scientific publications will help lead to required, well-defined, safety standards in the sport of softball. Unfort...

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    Safety concerns based on outdated standards and illegal bats

    Dear Editor,

    In their paper [1], McDowell and Ciocco conclude that "BBS values in slowpitch softball exceed recommended safety limits imposed on the sport" and their "findings indicate that softball is perhaps more dangerous then most coaches, players and parents think." Had this paper been published in an American journal it might have attracted considerable attention from the news media due to its alarming conclusion...

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