Can We Guess What Position You Played in Softball?

By: Alex Wittman

Can We Guess What Position You Played in Softball?
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About This Quiz

People say baseball is America's pastime, but there's most definitely something to be said for softball as well. In both the fastpitch and slowpitch forms, softball has captured the hearts of many. Whether you're an elite athlete facing off against a pitcher hurling the ball 70 mph or you're taking part in a weekly league game with your coworkers, all kinds of people can (and do) enjoy softball. The thwap of that big, yellow ball when it hits your mitt just right is one of the best sounds in the world. Second only to the crack of the bat. Ah, now that's the real soundtrack of summer.

Which brings us to the all-important question: what's your position? Are you all about the lush green grass of the outfield? Or is the dusty infield more your style? Do you make your home between second and third base? Or do you feel your best behind home plate? We know you hit loads of home runs, but because they say defense wins championships, we're taking a closer look at where you played in the field. Step up to the plate, and take our quiz to see if we can guess your softball position. So, what are you waiting for? Let's play ball!

Before you step into the batter's box, what sign does your coach give you?
Take a pitch
Sacrifice bunt
Hit away
Hit and run

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What's your greatest asset as a softball player?
My worth ethic
My speed
My mental toughness
My overall athleticism

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Take a trip down memory lane. What's your first softball memory?
Throwing my first strike
Catching a popup
Hitting off a tee
Fielding a ground ball

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You want to improve your game. What skill are you focusing on?
Slowing down my changeup
Making my drop step quicker
Framing pitches just right
Backhanding ground balls

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In the dugout, what's your go-to snack?
Gatorade
Sunflower seeds
Peanuts
Bubblegum

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You're ready for some new gear. What's your favorite softball brand?
Louisville Slugger
Mizuno
Easton
Demarini

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Looking back, what's your fondest softball memory?
Striking out the best hitter in the league
Robbing a home run
Holding on to the ball in a collision at home plate
Making a diving grab to win the game

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At the end of the game, how does your uniform look?
Soaked with sweat
Grass-stained
Dusty as can be
A little bloody from where I cut myself diving

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When you step into the batter's box, what thought runs through your mind?
"This side of the ball is fun too."
"If I get on base, I'm definitely trying to steal second."
"A home run means I don't have to run."
"Let's see their team try to grab a hard hit ball up the middle."

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Errors happen. What's your softball nightmare?
Wild pitch
Losing a fly ball in the sun
Passed ball
Ground ball through my legs

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When you step onto the softball field, where do your eyes look first?
The white circle around the pitching mound
The outfield grass
Home plate
Second base

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What's the most important lesson the game has taught you?
Hard work pays off.
Be ready at a moment's notice.
Tough jobs require tough people.
A little dirt never hurt anybody.

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At practice, what's your favorite drill?
Working on spins
Fly balls
Blocking
Good ol' ground balls

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Even though you mostly love it, what's the worst part of softball?
One bicep that is significantly bigger than the other
Tanlines from my uniform
Mysterious bruises
Never getting the dirt out from under my fingernails

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Who is your softball idol?
Jennie Finch
Jessica Mendoza
Stacey Nuveman
Natasha Watley

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After the game, what's the first thing you do?
Ice my arm
Make post-game plans with my teammates
Take a shower
Rinse my mouthguard

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What piece of softball equipment could you not live without?
Rosin bag
Sunglasses
Chest protector
Sliding shorts

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If you could play softball in one of these states, which would it be?
California
Arizona
Texas
Florida

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Just because you're playing a sport doesn't mean you can't look good. What's your favorite softball accessory?
A bow for my hair
Eyeblack
Sweatbands
Funky shoelaces for my cleats

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What's your favorite baseball/softball movie?
"Field of Dreams"
"A League of Their Own"
"The Sandlot"
"Major League"

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After softball, what's your go-to sport?
Volleyball
Tennis
Weight lifting
Basketball

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The night before the big game, what do you dream about?
Throwing a perfect game
Making a diving catch to win
Not allowing a single runner to steal on me
Turning double plays

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Of all your teammates, who's your best friend?
The catcher
I love everybody
The pitcher
The second baseman

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Thinking back on your best coach, why did you love them?
They pushed me.
They motivated me.
They respected me.
They believed in me.

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When you were first learning to play softball, what was the hardest skill to grasp?
How to grip the ball
Throwing with accuracy
Sliding into bases
Staying down on ground balls

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Among your teammates, what are you best known for?
Working my butt off
Cheering on everyone
Being a leader
Having the most swag

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When your team wins a big game, what do you do?
Toss my glove into the air
Dump Gatorade on my coach
Swing the pitcher around
High-five all my teammates

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You're on your way to the field. What type of music do you listen to in order to get hype for the big game?
Hip hop
Rock
Country
Pop

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What's your lucky softball number?
1
10
7
9
Other

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Between innings, what do you usually do?
Keep my arm warm
Joke with my teammates
Review upcoming hitters
Stretch it out

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You Got:

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