It isn't just sped-up softball, nor is it miniature baseball. Fastpitch is a thrilling, fast-moving sport in its own right, a game that once rivaled baseball as the great American pastime. And if the playing field is a little on the small side, it only means the
pitcher's circle is that much closer to the batter's box, and that the ball whizzes over the plate a whole lot faster. Filmmaker Jeremy Spear came to fastpitch softball in a roundabout way: After 10 years spent toiling in the New York City art world as a painter and sculptor, the 35-year-old Yale
grad decided to pursue his adolescent dream of playing ball and landed a spot as shortstop for the New Jersey Ga...