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  1. Hi Jeremy
    I had no idea that there were so many differences between baseball and softball. I just thought softball was just that, playing the game with a softer ball (lol). I did however notice that the pitching styles were different but I gotta say, this post is an eye opener. Now I know better and I am sure I can impress a friend or two with this new knowledge. Thank you.

    • Hey Vanessa! It seems to be a common misunderstanding about a softball being soft. I still cannot understand why they decided to call it “softball”. You are now fully armed with the differences, so impress away (lol). Thanks for stopping by. ~Jeremy

  2. Hi Jeremy!
    I always have this question on my mind, since I’m not familiar with both baseball and softball.
    I thought the it’ll sounds complicated, but your post is very clear and easy to understand about the differences.
    I look forward to learn more about baseball from your site.

    • Hi Sylvia! I’m glad the article was able to clear up some of the confusion. I know how complicated the rules can be and they are changing all the time, especially in softball. If you ever need anything cleared up, stop back in and I will be happy to help. ~Jeremy

  3. Hey Jeremy – I knew there were differences between baseball and softball but didn’t realise there were that many! Thanks for posting, very informative.

  4. Hi Jeremy, there certainly is a lot of difference between the two games, even though they both appear to be the same type of game.

    Great explanation.
    Lis.

    • Hey Lis! There are definitely tons of differences. On the other hand, they are played very similarly. Thanks for stopping by and if you ever need a hand with anything, let me know. ~Jeremy

    • You’re most welcome Mel! A lot of people think along those same lines. Once you take a closer look, the differences are pretty numerous. Thanks for dropping by. ~Jeremy

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  6. Very nice page you made it so easy to understand. Nice theme. I used to play softball when I was in high school during intramurals and that was quite a long time ago. Nice to refresh again about it and how it differs with baseball.

    • Awesome Corinna!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the article and I hope you found everything you were looking for.
      Although the 2 games appear similar, when you take a closer look, the differences between baseball and softball are quite numerous.
      Let me know if you need a hand with anything and have a great day 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy

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