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Thoughts on the 43-foot circle?

Eastport-South Manor High School pitcher #5 Catherine Havens

Eastport-South Manor High School pitcher #5 Catherine Havens delivers to the plate during he varsity softball Class A Long Island Championship vs. Floral Park at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (June 8, 2010) Photo Credit: James A. Escher

The pitcher's circle for Long Island high school softball games was moved back to 43 feet from home plate for this season, in compliance with the rule change by the National Federation of State High School Associations passed last year.

The move from 40 to 43 feet helps high schools conform to the same distance as colleges and travel teams. But what type of effect has that had on high school games on Long Island this season?

Gregg Sarra explores the issue in the high school pullout section of Sunday's Newsday, but here's your chance to talk about it.

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