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(Journal News)   Total known Babe Ruth archival film footage increases from one hour to one hour and 30 seconds   (lohud.com) divider line 21
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2014-08-05 11:17:54 AM  
The ball itself, however, just ended up as another dirty, chewed-up lump in Mr. Mertle's yard.
 
2014-08-05 12:47:17 PM  

BKITU: The ball itself, however, just ended up as another dirty, chewed-up lump in Mr. Mertle's yard.


Speaking of balls. What is the deal with replacing the ball everytime it gets the thinnest trace of dirt or lint on it. We're in a depression folks, reuse the ball until it'shiat into the stands.
 
2014-08-05 01:09:10 PM  

Decillion: BKITU: The ball itself, however, just ended up as another dirty, chewed-up lump in Mr. Mertle's yard.

Speaking of balls. What is the deal with replacing the ball everytime it gets the thinnest trace of dirt or lint on it. We're in a depression folks, reuse the ball until it'shiat into the stands.


Dirt is OK. A scuff from bouncing in the dirt affects the flight of a pitched ball. If you look closely, you'll see the ump inspect a ball that hits the dirt. If it's not scuffed, he'll either give it back to the catcher, or put it in his pouch (if he's already supplied a replacement ball to the catcher to keep the game moving). If it's scuffed, he'll toss it to the home dugout.
 
2014-08-05 01:17:20 PM  

BKITU: he'll either give it back to the catcher, or put it in his pouch


Are they born with those?
 
2014-08-05 01:17:56 PM  

Decillion: BKITU: The ball itself, however, just ended up as another dirty, chewed-up lump in Mr. Mertle's yard.

Speaking of balls. What is the deal with replacing the ball everytime it gets the thinnest trace of dirt or lint on it. We're in a depression folks, reuse the ball until it'shiat into the stands.


I thought that too, but it's about money. They pay what, 7 bucks for a baseball? But once they're scuffed, they sell them for 20 bucks as "game used" in the gift shop. The ump sees the slightest mark, he tosses it aside and there's another $13 profit.

/my figures might not be exactly correct, but you get the idea.
 
2014-08-05 01:27:09 PM  

Decillion: BKITU: The ball itself, however, just ended up as another dirty, chewed-up lump in Mr. Mertle's yard.

Speaking of balls. What is the deal with replacing the ball everytime it gets the thinnest trace of dirt or lint on it. We're in a depression folks, reuse the ball until it'shiat into the stands.


Disagrees:

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2014-08-05 02:30:19 PM  

ChrisDe: Decillion: BKITU: The ball itself, however, just ended up as another dirty, chewed-up lump in Mr. Mertle's yard.

Speaking of balls. What is the deal with replacing the ball everytime it gets the thinnest trace of dirt or lint on it. We're in a depression folks, reuse the ball until it'shiat into the stands.

I thought that too, but it's about money. They pay what, 7 bucks for a baseball? But once they're scuffed, they sell them for 20 bucks as "game used" in the gift shop. The ump sees the slightest mark, he tosses it aside and there's another $13 profit.

/my figures might not be exactly correct, but you get the idea.



You think MLB pays 7 bucks for a baseball?  I'd bet they don't pay 7 cents.....so it's probably closer to a $19.95 profit for that gift shop "game" ball...
 
2014-08-05 02:43:32 PM  

airsupport: BKITU: he'll either give it back to the catcher, or put it in his pouch

Are they born with those?


Surgically attached to their hips and automagically restocked with game balls.
 
2014-08-05 02:47:43 PM  

chevydeuce: ChrisDe: Decillion: BKITU: The ball itself, however, just ended up as another dirty, chewed-up lump in Mr. Mertle's yard.

Speaking of balls. What is the deal with replacing the ball everytime it gets the thinnest trace of dirt or lint on it. We're in a depression folks, reuse the ball until it'shiat into the stands.

I thought that too, but it's about money. They pay what, 7 bucks for a baseball? But once they're scuffed, they sell them for 20 bucks as "game used" in the gift shop. The ump sees the slightest mark, he tosses it aside and there's another $13 profit.

/my figures might not be exactly correct, but you get the idea.


You think MLB pays 7 bucks for a baseball?  I'd bet they don't pay 7 cents.....so it's probably closer to a $19.95 profit for that gift shop "game" ball...


Balls got cheaper in the 80s

The leather cover on the baseball (which is now usually made of cowhide, not horsehide). A slugger may be said to "knock the horsehide off the ball." Horsehide was the cover of choice for decades, as it was less prone to stretching than cowhide. This was necessary in part because in the early days, they tried to play the entire game with a single ball, or as few as possible. That became moot in the 1920s, but horsehide continued to be used until the 1980s or so, when horsehide became prohibitively expensive and cowhide was finally adopted as the standard cover for a baseball.
 
2014-08-05 02:50:31 PM  
The game was played by men back then. Big foul ball, next pitch is in at the chin, on Babe farking Ruth. Then tries to throw outside but Ruth says "fark you" and smacks a homer.
 
2014-08-05 03:20:40 PM  
Babe Ruth was nothing but a fat old man with little girl legs.
 
2014-08-05 03:25:18 PM  
Interesting the whole at bat took 30 seconds.

I gues the Babe didn't step out of the box, and scratch his nuts between pitches.
 
2014-08-05 03:40:45 PM  

Trocadero: The game was played by men back then. Big foul ball, next pitch is in at the chin, on Babe farking Ruth. Then tries to throw outside but Ruth says "fark you" and smacks a homer.


Right?
 
2014-08-05 04:08:21 PM  
Gee! Thirty seconds! It's a whole new movie!
 
2014-08-05 04:11:28 PM  
Well if you're counting the ad too.
 
2014-08-05 04:24:16 PM  
Wow. Seems like they had bandwidth problems back then, too. The clip was nothing but buffering, buffering, buffering.

There also seemed to be a slide show of some chubby guy in the background.
 
2014-08-05 04:27:10 PM  
As a Red Sox fan, I can still say that Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time, no contest.
 
2014-08-05 08:21:00 PM  
When I was a youngster I thought the lyrics 'Gave proof through the night'
'Was Babe Ruth through the night.'
 
2014-08-05 09:02:09 PM  
The farking CarMax ad was longer than the video.
 
2014-08-05 09:07:29 PM  

DubyaHater: The farking CarMax ad was longer than the video.


I tried it also.All I saw was him swing and miss.then another ad and I bailed.
 
2014-08-06 04:42:56 PM  
Yanks_RSJ Babe Ruth was nothing but a fat old man with little girl legs.

You realize you're trolling a thread on The Greatest Yankee Who Ever Lived (after Jason Giambi & A-Rod), right? This mere days after the 25th Anniversary of Thurman Munson... http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/thurman-munson-fin a l-hours-article-1.394320
 
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