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I’m a casual softball fan.

I watch the NCAA super regionals and the Women’s College World Series.

And congratulations to the ASU softball team for sweeping UA down in Tucson this past weekend.

Although the women did it against a Wildcat team without their most important player, Kenzie Fowler, it’s still a huge accomplishment.

But what I can’t stand about the sport is its insistent need to celebrate the most mundane plays.

I’m sure I’m not the first person so say this, but why does the whole team have to come out of the dugout to celebrate every home run?

It’s so amateurish.

It’s so little league.

There’s no need to disrespect the pitcher like that.

Why not act like you’ve been there before and jog around the bases and greet whomever you knocked in at home plate with a high-five?

Simple and tasteful.

Of course, if it’s a walk-off hit of any kind those rules fly out the window.

But a solo home run in the top of the second doesn't need to be celebrated in the same fashion as a walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh.

I like softball, but let’s get rid of the played out celebrations.

Reach Tyler at

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