Velocity is faster because the balls are smaller. In baseball, outfield is bigger, base distance is longer because the ball travels faster, and pitching mound is farther than softball mounds. As a softball player I think that softball is way better. Although baseball and softball are basically the same concept but different ideas. I can't stand watching baseball, it's sooo boring. It would maybe be less boring if I were actually playing.
But in the outfield, the ball would slow down by the time it gets to the fielder [especially if it's hit up high]. I can understand gloves for the infield fielders though, because they're standing so close.