People often get whipped for asking a question because it is a question that has been asked umpteen million times, and we are sick of seeing the exact same thread. People don't know how to use search function apparently, or google. And then a lot of questions get asked where there is no way we can answer them. Vague questions, or comparisons, or questions about unreleased products.
Underagers shouldn't be playing, period. This IS an 18+ sport. But if they still want to, then we certainly shouldn't be helping them play.
We gave the advice; go to a field that will let you play. If there is a place that lets underagers go, then go there. And, come to out fields and check out the gear, meet the people, learn that way. But backyard playing... Generally frowned upon, for good reason.
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