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lsutigers1992
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re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective

No LSU fans in their right minds are arguing to bring gorillaball back. If you watched the CWS, you'd see that legitimate power hitters are crushing baseballs and they're not reaching the warning tracks. They've gone from making it harder to being freaking unfair. It's hard to enjoy the event when one of the two finalists knows they should have legitimately lost both of their first two games in the 9th or gone to extra innings on home runs.


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Shiftyplus1
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re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
Tracy Smith is a bitch.


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WackyChris
LSU Fan
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Member since Mar 2013
1224 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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It's turning in to hockey or soccer which is boring as frick.



Whoa whoa whoa... let's settle down for a second.


this.


loweralabamatrojan
Southern Cal Fan
Lower Alabama
Member since Oct 2006
11079 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
Title IX ruined college baseball for me. It's been on a steady decline since then, IMHO. I still watch it, don't get me wrong. I'd just enjoy it more if we could watch the kind of teams we'd have if teams awarded full rides to all worthy players.


lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
14076 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
Why don't they make college basketball teams play with deflated basketballs?

It would cut down on selfishness, one on one hotdogging, and allow the "fundamentally sound" white teams that like to pass the ball to reach the Final Four!


harry coleman beast
LSU Fan
Left Field
Member since Aug 2008
47471 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
Because player safety isn't a concern with inflated basketballs


MontanaTiger
LSU Fan
Montana
Member since Oct 2008
2523 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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Indiana Coach Tracy Smith said the change gave fundamentally sound teams from cold-weather states a better chance against traditional Sun Belt powers.


So, this is what's it's really all about. Bunch of damn yankees jealous of southern superiority again.


burke985
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Aug 2011
3939 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
Just change the balls and be done with it. Those balls they are using seriously look like some shite you buy off the shelf at wal-mart


harry coleman beast
LSU Fan
Left Field
Member since Aug 2008
47471 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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Just change the balls and be done with it. Those balls they are using seriously look like some shite you buy off the shelf at wal-mart


What if the majority wants to keep the same balls?


bubbz
Baylor Fan
Team Boxtard
Member since Mar 2006
18965 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
NCAA is getting what it wants...a more even playing field for northern teams IMO.


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lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
14076 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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So, this is what's it's really all about. Bunch of damn yankees jealous of southern superiority again


No. It's about ESPN being pissed off that they have a product that only caters to one top-twenty television market (Los Angeles). ESPN doesn't care if they get big numbers in Baton Rouge and Jackson Mississippi.

If one percent of the NYC TV market watches Stony Brook, it matches their entire Baton Rouge audience.


burke985
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Aug 2011
3939 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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What if the majority wants to keep the same balls?


Did the majority wanna change the bats again after 2010?


LSU316
LSU Fan
Frog City Baby!!!
Member since Nov 2007
11812 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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Just change the balls and be done with it.


If this stops people from bitching I say go for it......nobody on this damn board complained about the balls until they heard Peterson say something about it at the SEC tourney. Hell even the complaining about the bats was down.

If changing the balls stop people from complaining again I say go for it. However, when people start seeing strikeouts go up because the minor league ball moves more than the current ball I expect to see the same type of bitching again.


JJ27
TCU Fan
Member since Sep 2004
49501 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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Minor league ball moves more


No it doesn't. That's the whole reason it goes farther. The seams are .5mm lower which means less drag which means 20 feet more distance and 20% less movement on breaking balls.


lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
14076 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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What if the majority wants to keep the same balls?


Sometimes the majority is wrong and 99.6 percent of America doesn't give a frick about this anyway. The people are for this aren't talking about injuries. They're saying "IT'S NOT FAAAAAIIIIIIIRRRRRRR.! WE'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH!"


harry coleman beast
LSU Fan
Left Field
Member since Aug 2008
47471 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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Did the majority wanna change the bats again after 2010?


Well since they were changed, i'd say yes the majority of people who matter wanted to change them.


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LSU316
LSU Fan
Frog City Baby!!!
Member since Nov 2007
11812 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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No it doesn't.


I'll take the word of dudes that have actually thrown both balls in games at a high level over someone on this board.....no offense.


burke985
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Aug 2011
3939 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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Well since they were changed, i'd say yes the majority of people who matter wanted to change them.


Did they ask coaches around the nation or was it something the NCAA decided.


harry coleman beast
LSU Fan
Left Field
Member since Aug 2008
47471 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
Im sure it was the NCAA, you know the people who make the rules.


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LSU316
LSU Fan
Frog City Baby!!!
Member since Nov 2007
11812 posts

re: Great NYT Article re: Bats, Scoring at TDA Park; and not from LSU perspective
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.5mm lower which means less drag which means 20 feet more distance


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20% less movement


I'm sure some damn smart people came up with those numbers....and I'm sure there is some physics to back that up....but it doesn't make good common sense.

Like I said I'll take the word of guys that have thrown both balls in games.
This post was edited on 6/24 at 9:41 am


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