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Oh, boy...


Oh, boy...

https://nypost.com/2021/06/10/will-..
It's not looking good for MLB right now on the field or off.

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1) Not a name i expected to see on the board. I've heard you're more controversial than me... thats saying a lot.

2) There's no "hidden conspiracy"... MLB must do something or players will be buying teams... idk about you but i want to be a cubs fan not a Javys fan. Reminds me of the cleveland naps

3) Dead ball is not the solution. The three true outcomes are boring... and people are realizing this. We need deeper outfields or higher walls

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I am not sure I would put a lot of stock in an article that refers to Will Middlebrooks as a "star."

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ricozee good to see you posting on the boards again :)

also- i've looked at that video, and i don't know that you could concoct any skimpier evidence- he touches his belt for half-a-second, then his glove- really? that's all you've got? in the immortal words of theodore long "playa please..."

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Heres something I saw Billy Ripken explain on MLB Central.
A pitchers spin rate drops say 150 RPM. From 2500 to 2350. That rate is Rotations Per Minute. It doesn't take a minute for a pitch to reach home plate.
It takes .4 secs for a 90 mph pitch to reach home plate. Doing the math in my head, thats 1/150 of a minute. thats exactly 1 less rotation of the ball at 90 mph.
I don't know about ya'll, but 1 less spin of the ball does not affect a batters ability to hit the ball.
Now thats someone who's rate drops 150 rpm's. at that speed. Now if the same speed and a pitcher drops 300 rpm's, thats 2 rotations of the ball

Thats the math. I think spin rates may be over blown a bit. I know some pitchers have had success at a higher rate with their spin going up so I don't know how to explain that.

If they raise the stiches, pitchers get better grip, but the ball doesnt travel as far.

Who knows what the answers are.

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I just think when a sport intentionally changes the ball it's wrong. I've felt this way since the '90's when they tried to blame HR's on 'tighter wound balls' which were caused by the Haitian women manufacturing them who were happy over their country throwing out a dictator (true story).

Baseball has the paradox of consistency (60 ft, 6 inches, etc) coupled with quirks like different field dimensions and so on. I LIKE that aspect of it but the ball should not change so much it produces wild flucuations that lead to this. That's on MLB so when these things happen it is up to them to straighten it out before the players do, their own way.

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The absolute worst is Golf, I am 60 and hit the ball just as far today as in my prime the equipment is so much better now

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Sin, I think you only hit it half as far, but it just seems farther because you can’t walk as well as you used to. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣
It’s just a theory. Could be wrong. Lol
Your best friend,
Gus

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No I honestly hit it just about the same, but all the tees are way back and so there is no net gain, I am eligible to play the Senior Tees but they are like 50 yards closer and only like 10-15 yards from the ladies tee, and i cant do it