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(Sports Media 101)   Not news: well-struck home run ball exits Fenway Park. FARK: clears Lansdowne Street and rolls across the roof of the building next door. (with aerial video)   (sportsmedia101.com) divider line 22
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2014-08-04 11:50:34 AM  
Still not news. They've had balls land on the train tracks (and, according to legend, hit cars on the Mass Pike).
 
2014-08-04 12:16:07 PM  
i wonder how those legendary red sox hitters of the past would have done in real ball parks, not amusement park ballparks like Fenway is.
 
2014-08-04 01:16:21 PM  

SlothB77: i wonder how those legendary red sox hitters of the past would have done in real ball parks, not amusement park ballparks like Fenway is.


You mean those legendary Sox hitters that played road games at places like the Polo Grounds and still did fine?
 
2014-08-04 01:27:54 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Still not news. They've had balls land on the train tracks (and, according to legend, hit cars on the Mass Pike).


This.  Hate to burst subby's bubble but while this doesn't happen on a weekly basis it is far, far...far from the only time.
 
2014-08-04 01:40:27 PM  
I think it was either Adam Dunn or Mark McGwire that hit one in Cincinnati that landed on a piece of debris/driftwood in the river, and floated downstream. That one could've travelled for miles...
 
2014-08-04 01:42:06 PM  

SlothB77: i wonder how those legendary red sox hitters of the past would have done in real ball parks, not amusement park ballparks like Fenway is.



I wonder how many homeruns Ted Willliams would have hit at old Yankee Stadium with it's absurdly short RF fence.

/not a Sox fan, just saying.
 
2014-08-04 01:43:18 PM  
There used to be some good bars on Landsdowne Street.  While walking to one on that sidewalk in the arial footage, I saw a ball land and bounce off the wall and hit a car.  Another time had one land in the parking lot next to that building.  Not impressed.

Show me video of someone hitting the Citgo sign.  Then everyone in Boston will be impressed.
 
2014-08-04 01:52:39 PM  

x-caliber: Show me video of someone hitting the Citgo sign.  Then everyone in Boston will be impressed.


That would be a quarter mile.
 
2014-08-04 01:57:47 PM  

ricewater_stool: I wonder how many homeruns Ted Willliams would have hit at old Yankee Stadium with it's absurdly short RF fence.


While Yankee stadium has the shortest right field porch in the game, the right foul pole (the Pesky Pole) at Fenway is actually closer... MUCH closer.
 
2014-08-04 02:11:45 PM  

The Bestest: ricewater_stool: I wonder how many homeruns Ted Willliams would have hit at old Yankee Stadium with it's absurdly short RF fence.

While Yankee stadium has the shortest right field porch in the game, the right foul pole (the Pesky Pole) at Fenway is actually closer... MUCH closer.


Yeah, if you hit it within about 10 feet laterally from the pole.  But most of RF is very deep. Most of Williams' homers were not cheapies around the Pesky pole.

And in the pre-1970s Yankee Stadium the RF pole was 295 feet. And it didn't go immediately out to a deeper depth like in Boston.
 
2014-08-04 02:14:03 PM  
Dave Kingman and Glenallen Hill not impressed.
 
2014-08-04 02:17:57 PM  

SlothB77: i wonder how those legendary red sox hitters of the past would have done in real ball parks, not amusement park ballparks like Fenway is.


There is so much dumb in this statement I have no idea where to begin.
 
2014-08-04 02:26:35 PM  

SlothB77: i wonder how those legendary red sox hitters of the past would have done in real ball parks, not amusement park ballparks like Fenway is.


Ted Williams
Home/Away---BA----Slg.----onbase---HR-----D----T-----RBI-------AB---- - --BB
Home:------.361---652-----.497------248---319---35----965-----3,887-- - -1,032
Away:------.328---.615-----.468------273---206---36----874------3,819 - ------987

Jimmie Foxx
Home/Away--BA----Slg.----onbase---HR----D-------T-----RBI------AB---- - -BB
Home:-----.345---.663-----.453----299---219-----58----1,028-----3,882 - ---757
Away:-----.307---.561------.405----235---239-----67-------894-----4,2 5 2----695

Carl Yastrzemski
Home/Away---BA----Slg.--onbase------HR------D------T------RBI----AB-- - --BB
Home:------.306---.503----.405------237----382-----38---1,063---5,948 - --959
Away:------.264----.422----.360-------215----264-----21------781---6, 0 40---886
 
2014-08-04 02:33:59 PM  

swankywanky: OtherLittleGuy: Still not news. They've had balls land on the train tracks (and, according to legend, hit cars on the Mass Pike).

This.  Hate to burst subby's bubble but while this doesn't happen on a weekly basis it is far, far...far from the only time.


I don't doubt that this is true. Doesn't make the occurrence any less awesome!

/subby
//also broke month-long green-light drought
 
2014-08-04 02:36:53 PM  

The Bestest: While Yankee stadium has the shortest right field porch in the game, the right foul pole (the Pesky Pole) at Fenway is actually closer... MUCH closer.


Here's an overlay of the two parks.

a.espncdn.com


The distance in left is made up for slightly by the 30 foot wall. And isn't Yankee Stadium's right field wall something like 15' closer to home than rules require? It got grandfathered in or something because of the dimensions of old Yankee Stadium?
 
2014-08-04 03:31:58 PM  

The Bestest: x-caliber: Show me video of someone hitting the Citgo sign.  Then everyone in Boston will be impressed.

That would be a quarter mile.


And that would not impress you?

/yes, it is not close to the park.  That's the joke.
 
2014-08-04 05:33:20 PM  

x-caliber: The Bestest: x-caliber: Show me video of someone hitting the Citgo sign.  Then everyone in Boston will be impressed.

That would be a quarter mile.

And that would not impress you?

/yes, it is not close to the park.  That's the joke.


A 440 yard moonshot like would be very impressive.

I don't think even a golfer can crush one that far on a fly. Unless his name is Happy Gilmore.
 
2014-08-04 05:37:10 PM  

mainstreet62: x-caliber: The Bestest: x-caliber: Show me video of someone hitting the Citgo sign.  Then everyone in Boston will be impressed.

That would be a quarter mile.

And that would not impress you?

/yes, it is not close to the park.  That's the joke.

A 440 yard moonshot like would be very impressive.

I don't think even a golfer can crush one that far on a fly. Unless his name is Happy Gilmore.


Nevemind. Apparently they can hit 440+ yards.
 
2014-08-04 05:50:21 PM  
Oh look. This happened last week with a home run by Melky Cabrera. And it was more exciting because it broke a window.

http://www.si.com/sports/mlb/2014/07/28/blue-jays-melky-cabrera-fenw ay -home-run-car

And a few years ago with Darnell McDonald (remember him?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITtKxXIAlxE
 
2014-08-04 06:13:52 PM  

WinoRhino: It got grandfathered in or something because of the dimensions of old Yankee Stadium?


Yes and no. when building the current stadium, they were allowed to mimic the dimensions of the old stadium via grandfather clause, BUT they kinda "cheated" in regards to the right field wall. Distances from home to right foul pole and right center are the same, but in the old stadium the wall was curved between those two points. In the current stadium, the wall is straight, shaving off about 7 feet from the deepest point of the old curve.

mainstreet62: mainstreet62: x-caliber: The Bestest: x-caliber: Show me video of someone hitting the Citgo sign.  Then everyone in Boston will be impressed.

That would be a quarter mile.

And that would not impress you?

/yes, it is not close to the park.  That's the joke.

A 440 yard moonshot like would be very impressive.

I don't think even a golfer can crush one that far on a fly. Unless his name is Happy Gilmore.

Nevemind. Apparently they can hit 440+ yards.


Well, now I wanna see someone tee off from home in Fenway and try to hit the Citgo sign with a golf ball.
 
2014-08-05 08:11:03 AM  

WinoRhino: The Bestest: While Yankee stadium has the shortest right field porch in the game, the right foul pole (the Pesky Pole) at Fenway is actually closer... MUCH closer.

Here's an overlay of the two parks.

[a.espncdn.com image 576x462]


The distance in left is made up for slightly by the 30 foot wall. And isn't Yankee Stadium's right field wall something like 15' closer to home than rules require? It got grandfathered in or something because of the dimensions of old Yankee Stadium?


And the bullpens were built specifically so Ted Williams could hit more home runs.  Sure was a hitters' park before that.
 
2014-08-05 11:35:43 AM  

idesofmarch: swankywanky: OtherLittleGuy: Still not news. They've had balls land on the train tracks (and, according to legend, hit cars on the Mass Pike).

This.  Hate to burst subby's bubble but while this doesn't happen on a weekly basis it is far, far...far from the only time.

I don't doubt that this is true. Doesn't make the occurrence any less awesome!

/subby
//also broke month-long green-light drought


Round the bases, Subby. You earned it.
 
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