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2013-08-28 09:19:40 AM  
@Colorado
 
2013-08-28 09:41:04 AM  
Damn, did the catcher Bull Durham his pitcher there? He was halfway around on that one before the ball left the mound.
 
2013-08-28 09:42:47 AM  
Pshh, that's a lazy 370 fly-out at Petco.
 
2013-08-28 09:43:56 AM  
He is one weird-lookin' dude
 
2013-08-28 09:44:02 AM  
..it's been driving me crazy for awhile now.. who is that Giants announcer for CSN?
 
2013-08-28 09:49:16 AM  
Well the baseball stat guys gotta get excited about something.

I once hit the longest home run ever hit, on a Wednesday, in June, at the local middle school, during a slow pitch softball game, while it was raining, and sunny, and my left sock was pulled up higher than my right sock. It's unlikely anyone will ever beat my record.
 
2013-08-28 09:49:25 AM  
I think you could roll pitches at Hunter and record a few strikeouts.

He may also get a couple of hits.
 
2013-08-28 09:53:11 AM  
I haven't been watching ESPN lately, are they even talking about Cabrera closing in on back to back Triple Crowns? I haven't seen any news stories about it, You would think that it would be one of the biggest stories of the season.
 
2013-08-28 09:54:03 AM  

The Bestest: ..it's been driving me crazy for awhile now.. who is that Giants announcer for CSN?


That's Jon Miller on the clip.
 
2013-08-28 09:54:14 AM  
5280' is a helluva potato
 
2013-08-28 10:03:05 AM  

jayhawk88: Damn, did the catcher Bull Durham his pitcher there? He was halfway around on that one before the ball left the mound.


He was pitching a shutout and he had the nerve to shake him off.
 
2013-08-28 10:03:46 AM  
Doesn't change the FACT that Pence has the most bizarre warm-up swing EVER.
 
2013-08-28 10:11:23 AM  

vento: Doesn't change the FACT that Pence has the most bizarre warm-up swing EVER.


This. Although he may just be the most bizarre person in baseball.....and baseball has a LOT of bizarre!
 
2013-08-28 10:14:33 AM  

WrongTrousers: The Bestest: ..it's been driving me crazy for awhile now.. who is that Giants announcer for CSN?

That's Jon Miller on the clip.


THAT's who it is.. thanks!
 
2013-08-28 10:15:34 AM  
That was not the longest HR this season. No f*ckin way. Not even close.
 
2013-08-28 10:25:41 AM  

The Smails Kid: He is one weird-lookin' dude


We call him crazy eyes in my house
 
2013-08-28 10:26:58 AM  

The Bestest: WrongTrousers: The Bestest: ..it's been driving me crazy for awhile now.. who is that Giants announcer for CSN?

That's Jon Miller on the clip.

THAT's who it is.. thanks!


He usually only does 3 innings on CSN.
 
2013-08-28 10:29:25 AM  

Mark Ratner: That was not the longest HR this season. No f*ckin way. Not even close.


As long as you say so.
 
2013-08-28 10:31:05 AM  
Colorado tape measure hits need *.  Like wind-aided 100 meter times, steroid HR records, etc.
 
2013-08-28 10:35:36 AM  
You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right
 
2013-08-28 10:42:25 AM  
Between Hunter Pence, Shame Victorino, and Jayson Werth, Ruben Amaro Jr. is looking pretty foolish right about now.
 
2013-08-28 10:51:16 AM  

ElwoodCuse: You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right


Shhh!  Don't spoil their fun!

Pence has hit three or four ridiculous bombs this season.  I'm sure he'd be happy to trade them in for more wins, though.
 
2013-08-28 10:59:29 AM  

ElwoodCuse: You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right




Can someone explain why that is done? I knew it was being done but if someone would bust out the science I would like it explained
 
2013-08-28 11:01:24 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: ElwoodCuse: You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right

Can someone explain why that is done? I knew it was being done but if someone would bust out the science I would like it explained


Because science.
 
2013-08-28 11:01:55 AM  

MizzouGuy: Colorado tape measure hits need *.  Like wind-aided 100 meter times, steroid HR records, etc.




How much effect does wind have on a foot race? I know nothing of track.
 
2013-08-28 11:07:19 AM  
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www.themick.com
 
2013-08-28 11:08:09 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: ElwoodCuse: You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right

Can someone explain why that is done? I knew it was being done but if someone would bust out the science I would like it explained


A drier ball is springier than a ball kept humid.  The air at Coors field is quite dry, which dries out the balls and makes them bouncy.  They put them in a humidor to keep them performing the same as they would in, say, New York or Chicago or LA.
 
2013-08-28 11:10:41 AM  

meanmutton: Mid_mo_mad_man: ElwoodCuse: You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right

Can someone explain why that is done? I knew it was being done but if someone would bust out the science I would like it explained

A drier ball is springier than a ball kept humid.  The air at Coors field is quite dry, which dries out the balls and makes them bouncy.  They put them in a humidor to keep them performing the same as they would in, say, New York or Chicago or LA.




Is it the altitude making it dry? Wouldn't Arizona have the same problem?
 
2013-08-28 11:13:56 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: meanmutton: Mid_mo_mad_man: ElwoodCuse: You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right

Can someone explain why that is done? I knew it was being done but if someone would bust out the science I would like it explained

A drier ball is springier than a ball kept humid.  The air at Coors field is quite dry, which dries out the balls and makes them bouncy.  They put them in a humidor to keep them performing the same as they would in, say, New York or Chicago or LA.

Is it the altitude making it dry? Wouldn't Arizona have the same problem?


I think making it less springy compensates for the thin air, which offers less resistance to the ball's flight.

That has always been my assumption, but I'm not positive, and I'm no scientist.
 
2013-08-28 11:18:48 AM  

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didn't actually go 565 feet, but whatever
 
2013-08-28 11:19:41 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: I think making it less springy compensates for the thin air, which offers less resistance to the ball's flight.


It's actually mostly that the dry air dries out the balls more than a normal ball would be.  Only a little of it is the fact that the air pressure is less.
 
2013-08-28 11:28:13 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Lionel Mandrake: I think making it less springy compensates for the thin air, which offers less resistance to the ball's flight.

It's actually mostly that the dry air dries out the balls more than a normal ball would be.  Only a little of it is the fact that the air pressure is less.


Oddly, the ball travels farther in wet air than dry air.  That's independent of the moisture of the ball, which would slow it down.
 
2013-08-28 11:29:31 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: meanmutton: Mid_mo_mad_man: ElwoodCuse: You guys know Coors Field hasn't been a launching pad since they started putting the baseballs in a humidor, right

Can someone explain why that is done? I knew it was being done but if someone would bust out the science I would like it explained

A drier ball is springier than a ball kept humid.  The air at Coors field is quite dry, which dries out the balls and makes them bouncy.  They put them in a humidor to keep them performing the same as they would in, say, New York or Chicago or LA.



Is it the altitude making it dry? Wouldn't Arizona have the same problem?


The Giants announcers mentioned last night that Arizona is considering using a humidor as well next season.
 
2013-08-28 11:47:01 AM  
I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.
 
2013-08-28 12:08:23 PM  

RangerTaylor: I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.


Ken Griffey, Jr. once bounced one off the Jumbotron at Qualcomm. That's basically an upper-deck homer anywhere else in the park.

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2013-08-28 12:23:41 PM  
Pitching wedge or a short 9 iron.
 
2013-08-28 12:26:14 PM  

RangerTaylor: I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.


I guess he really cracked it out of there
 
2013-08-28 12:29:48 PM  

RangerTaylor: I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.


Strawberry hit a walk-off homerun at Shea that hit off the scoreboard, breaking a bulb in the A in the word "BALL."  They left it broken for years.
 
2013-08-28 12:48:43 PM  
Reggie Jackson, 1971 All Star game.
 
2013-08-28 12:50:05 PM  

Dafatone: RangerTaylor: I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.

Strawberry hit a walk-off homerun at Shea that hit off the scoreboard, breaking a bulb in the A in the word "BALL."  They left it broken for years.


Late season in '84.Against The Cardinals.They won 1-0.

amirite
 
2013-08-28 12:53:11 PM  

Mark Ratner: That was not the longest HR this season. No f*ckin way. Not even close.



ESPN stats measured it at 476'

https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/statuses/372532513027018752

Yes, it's the longest HR of this season, so far
 
2013-08-28 01:27:20 PM  

ongbok: I haven't been watching ESPN lately, are they even talking about Cabrera closing in on back to back Triple Crowns? I haven't seen any news stories about it, You would think that it would be one of the biggest stories of the season.


He's not on the Yankees or Red Sox, so I doubt it ever gets mentioned
 
2013-08-28 01:31:42 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: We call him crazy eyes in my house


Wait, this isn't the Shane Victorino thread.
 
2013-08-28 02:07:23 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Dafatone: RangerTaylor: I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.

Strawberry hit a walk-off homerun at Shea that hit off the scoreboard, breaking a bulb in the A in the word "BALL."  They left it broken for years.

Late season in '84.Against The Cardinals.They won 1-0.

amirite


That sounds right.  I wasn't even born yet, and I remember seeing the broken light at Shea.  They left it there a long while.  Nice touch.
 
2013-08-28 02:41:58 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: RangerTaylor: I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.

I guess he really cracked it out of there


Haha, because of the drugs he did!
 
2013-08-28 02:42:16 PM  
I was listening on the radio.I was 21 years old.It was a big win.

/Wasn't even born yet depressed the Sh*t outta me.
 
2013-08-28 02:47:26 PM  

Dafatone: W.C.fields forever: Dafatone: RangerTaylor: I remember Daryl Strawberry putting out a light at candlestick.  No way you can tell me anything else compares to that.

Strawberry hit a walk-off homerun at Shea that hit off the scoreboard, breaking a bulb in the A in the word "BALL."  They left it broken for years.

Late season in '84.Against The Cardinals.They won 1-0.

amirite

That sounds right.  I wasn't even born yet, and I remember seeing the broken light at Shea.  They left it there a long while.  Nice touch.


Sorry,I forgot to include your comment.Just you tubed it.It was against The Astros.
 
2013-08-28 03:17:20 PM  

MugzyBrown: I think you could roll pitches at Hunter and record a few strikeouts.

He may also get a couple of hits.


I greatly dislike him as a player and as the physical representation of a human being.  He just does not look right when he runs, throws, or bats.  That being said, he is quite a good player.

//The craziest hit I have ever seen was one by Vlad Guerrero.  He broke up a Ben Sheets no hitter in the 9th by hitting a ball off his shoelaces.

//I was at the game where Fielder hit his 484 ft. homer.  It was unreal.  They replayed Russell Branyan's 480 ft. hr on the screen side by side and they landed in the same section, just a few seats from each other.
 
2013-08-28 03:33:21 PM  

The Bestest: WrongTrousers: The Bestest: ..it's been driving me crazy for awhile now.. who is that Giants announcer for CSN?

That's Jon Miller on the clip.

THAT's who it is.. thanks!


He was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me recently doing a great call of making a ham sandwich.
 
2013-08-28 03:41:44 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: The Bestest: WrongTrousers: The Bestest: ..it's been driving me crazy for awhile now.. who is that Giants announcer for CSN?

That's Jon Miller on the clip.

THAT's who it is.. thanks!

He was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me recently doing a great call of making a ham sandwich.


Congrats !  I never thought there could be anything more boring than baseball. I was wrong.
 
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