Its impossible for me to "still play." I'm too old, too fat, and too fragile. My surgery last year really did me in.
I found the debate early on in this thread about softball -- fast or slow pitch -- vs. baseball interesting. I have played both fast and slow pitch softball as an adult, as well as the slow pitch kind. Of course, here in Chicago, we play 16 inch softball when we do the slow pitch thing, which is a game on an entirely different level. No gloves. A fun game (though I have broken a finger tip or two).
I was wondering if any of you had ever played a version of a game we used to call "Jungle Ball." Its played with a 12 inch softball, on a regular softball field, but the ball is thrown fast-pitch, overhand, like baseball. No organized leagues, but we used to play some intense pick up games with this as a teenager.