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Baseball Doesn't Exist

Baseball Doesn't Exist

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Ryan Colligan
Ryan Colligan Ай бұрын
That bit about the river mud is simultaneously unbelievable and completely consistent with baseball's weird continuity obsession.
sirflimflam 9 күн бұрын
@Boran Theki I remember one year my team was gifted a small tub of that stuff in Little League back in the early to mid 90s. We didn't really get it, but I actually liked how it slightly changed the feel of the ball. Mostly we were just excited our games felt more "authentic" with it. haha. Total placebo I'm sure. 9 year olds wouldn't really get any meaningful differences with it.
C Mendoza
C Mendoza 11 күн бұрын
It's truly silly, considering how little they seem to care about quality control.
James Rocco
James Rocco 12 күн бұрын
Ball players have always been superstitious...
Souledex 16 күн бұрын
no other institution reminds me more of how Ancient Rome's government officials, clergy and rituals functioned. There were a number that were so old and permuted that they honestly didn't remember why they did it, but some ancient offhand account said all the ghosts of their sacred dead rose and terrorized the city one year they didn't so they just kept doing a massive festival every year. Like why did they start replacing balls so often in baseball? Cause it negatively affected the sport as a whole? No? Sportsmanship? No? Oh it got so hard to see it killed someone - and their solution was to just replace them often rather than... all of the other contributing factors to that danger.
Zack Hample
Zack Hample Ай бұрын
Fascinating and brilliantly done. Thanks for featuring my book (twice!) in your video, and I noticed a bunch of my baseballs in here as well. Keep doing your thing and shout-out to Dr. Meredith Wills for her research on this subject.
Mike Rafone
Mike Rafone 4 күн бұрын
@Ray Lopez i already know this... the espn article they used as a source has the conflicting info.
Ray Lopez
Ray Lopez 4 күн бұрын
@Mike Rafone Wikipedia is sometimes wrong, and if you correct the article you can get into a pissing contest with an editor who reverts it back to the previous version... but Wikipedia is a good starting point.
Mike Rafone
Mike Rafone 9 күн бұрын
@Baseball Doesn't Exist hey bud.. ray chapmans wikipedia references an article by espn that says the pitcher, carl mays was the one to field the ball and throw it to first base after thinking chapman hit the ball. either the wikipedia is wrong or the third baseman wasnt the one to field the ball. you should correct the wikipedia article if youre certain it wasnt the pitcher.
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson 12 күн бұрын
I own a copy of your book! I'm an Australian baseball fan who picked it up in LA before seeing my first baseball game.
Zack Hample
Zack Hample 27 күн бұрын
@Baseball Doesn't Exist 👊
Richard Cranium
Richard Cranium Ай бұрын
The thing that gets me is just how "balanced" baseball is. The length of basepaths, the distance to the plate, and distance to the fence - all of it so balanced that changing the thread can alter the game drastically. Which is just amazing.
MexiDan 2 күн бұрын
@TheInfectous zZzZzZz
William Chamberlain
William Chamberlain 5 күн бұрын
@TheInfectous or saying it the other way - "the original ball is so badly designed for aerodynamics that manufacturing changes create huge aerodynamic differences"
TheInfectous 10 күн бұрын
well wording it that way is a bit misleading, the change that matters isn't the thread, which itself is a small change, it's the change in the aerodynamics which was a large change. a more accurate sentence would be, "all of it so balanced so well that a massive change in aerodynamics of the ball can alter the game drastically" which uh, would be self-evident. The sentiment you're looking for is "the thing that gets me is just how precise aerodynamics is. The smallest variation in size, shape, weight and material can have massive changes in how objects fly through the air."
Recoil Rob
Recoil Rob Ай бұрын
A while back when the laces were being talked made sense that them protruding farther made it easier for the pitcher to grasp and control while also decreasing the distance it would fly due to increased drag. When they made the laces shorter the pitchers lost some control which made it easier to hit them...and the balls flew farther just from the decreased drag of the less prominent laces. Then throw in changes to the core rebound and lots of things can make the balls do what they want. As long as both teams have to use the same balls....I'd call it a fair contest, but if one team got one ball while the other a different one....that wouldn't be right.
Eddie Tucker
Eddie Tucker Күн бұрын
It would be criminal.
Nathan Thom
Nathan Thom 16 күн бұрын
It is amazing how disposable and unused each ball is in professional baseball. In Cricket a ball typically lasts a minimum of 80 overs and yes a cricket ball is far more durable but the fact that baseball's don't even get used for a full over just seems ridiculous.
Nathan Thom
Nathan Thom 4 күн бұрын
@thewkovacs wouldn't call it a problem if they have no obvious negatives to using the ball more than once per batter.
thewkovacs 5 күн бұрын
@Nathan Thom in college, the issue is cost. dont have that problem in the mlb.
Nathan Thom
Nathan Thom 5 күн бұрын
@thewkovacs sounds like an issue with the sport, where they have a piece of equipment not fit for purpose; the thing is this is nowhere near a problem in practice or in college baseball.
thewkovacs 5 күн бұрын
in the early days, in game balls were used till they almost fell apart...that is why they took the balls from fans this was during the dead ball era the reason balls dont get used, sometimes more than even once, is that after a ball is hit, it's properties are changed that isnt the same in cricket
Ian Stobie
Ian Stobie 5 күн бұрын
@Chris Zenko 🦇🦇 bats! 🦇🦇🦇
DHVF Ай бұрын
This is why I love baseball, no other sport has any problem even close to this and I love it for the intricacy and chaos that it brings
Britt Gardner
Britt Gardner 7 күн бұрын
I honestly think any time you get into a professional-level sport, you're going to see very minor gear differences that amateurs would never notice having a huge effect on total performance. This is probably most prominent in motorsports, which is why any major motorsport has a rulebook about as long as three Bibles, but I have no doubt a guy who does nothing in his professional life but throw baseballs will notice an immense difference in performance from a 9% increase in lace thickness or the exact grade of cowhide used in the cover.
TheInfectous 10 күн бұрын
@Sneersh I mean, ironically players caused the issues. The players being babies and demanding new balls or multiple balls per pitch resulting in supply chain shortages which then resulted in changes to the process and multiple different kinds of balls being used per match. As long as only one type of ball was used per game then it is petty, the other team has to play with the same type which would've been the case had players not produced so much waste needlessly. Inconsistency is a part of physical sports at least until the far future when we can make entire stadiums out of synthetic materials and 3D print baseballs, if they wanted consistency they should've played video games.
TheInfectous 10 күн бұрын
This happens in not only every other sport but also every single subject, field, hobby and interest taken to the highest level. Everything when taken to a professional level has insane levels of intricacy and chaos resulting from the smallest changes.
blingn007 13 күн бұрын
ummm boxing??
Canonx-Gameplays y diversion
Canonx-Gameplays y diversion 16 күн бұрын
Footboll has the same problem, look at the story of the mythical "Jabulani".
Jake Jonas
Jake Jonas 24 күн бұрын
Never been much of a baseball fan but this channel is what’s gotten me into watching highlights. I never watch an entire game but I’m more interested in it than I’ve ever been.
Pian-0 G
Pian-0 G 10 күн бұрын
It’s kind of amazing how I get reminded how sports work because of ‘limitation’. Like how making the balls better in aerodynamic and such (even if accidental) makes the sports possibly worse. It’s like swimming with that suit that was so good, it got banned, because not everyone had one.
Dee 9 күн бұрын
I'm thinking about motorsports now. The amount of rules that govern how a racecar is built are generally downright staggering. You have to have x amount of horsepower, y amount of cylinders, z amount of curb weight, a×b dimensions, c° spoiler, d amount of ride height, and so on. And it makes so much sense when you consider that motorsports are usually more about the drivers' ability to drive their vehicles within a certain performance envelope than about their crews' budget and ability to build and tune better vehicles.
Lux Arts
Lux Arts Ай бұрын
As a baseball fan for his entire life this is so weird, I was at Fenway the other week for mothers day and in the 9th inning down a run J.D Martinez barreled one to left and me and my friend (both baseball players who hit bp regularly and watch teamates crush balls) thought this ball was leaving the ball park, thing died and hit the top of the monster. I've seen at least 20-30 games at fenway in my life and seen more homeruns live than I can count so I don't normally get excited for any contact unless I know its crushed and it just feels like the ball is even more dead this year
Rsl Wannabe
Rsl Wannabe 17 күн бұрын
My trainer said HIghschool and below balls arent juiced. Minor league balls are juiced. IN the MLB 500 foot moonshot homeruns would be a normal 400 foot homerun.
misolou fout
misolou fout Ай бұрын
Love the content man, the delivery and just the videos in general are genuinely entertaining. Keep up the great work!
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 29 күн бұрын
Wasn’t really a baseball fan tbh but you’re videos really make me see the sport a different way. Awesome content bro!
Chaos Thierry
Chaos Thierry Ай бұрын
"In 1921 a fan sued MLB for mental anguish" Wow.... that reads like a headline out of 2022. We haven't really changed as a society and we've always been nutty.
logan micheals
logan micheals Ай бұрын
this just shows how small changes can really effect outcomes when it comes to aerodynamics
Ray Lopez
Ray Lopez 4 күн бұрын
And that Mississippi mud...
weibo coiu
weibo coiu 27 күн бұрын
Oh man, just remembering the Almora Jr. one and hearing the whole stadium react to it makes me feel absolutely terrible. Almora breaking down crying is sad to see, too.
Mavka Ай бұрын
Everything about Steve Bartman is so sad to me now. Kid was clearly a mega fan, got excited to finally catch a ball, life ruined. Poor dude
Roy Tofilovski
Roy Tofilovski 11 күн бұрын
@dspsblyuth But the idea could have been his. The statement written by a lawyer based on his idea.
Sneersh 18 күн бұрын
@AJA Music Not to mention Dusty's horrible management, I don't remember who was pitching for the Cubs but Dusty left him in way longer than he should've while he was getting shelled.
Yellow River Boy
Yellow River Boy 19 күн бұрын
This shows how pathetic humanity is in general when overrun by primitive instincts
KeyserSoze26B 21 күн бұрын
@IceTeaZ literally everyone around him was trying to catch the ball just like he was trying to do. Also fans did this all the time. Wtf you talking about. Stop blaming foul ball and fan because the professional players on the field had a complete epic choke. Your that classic dude that always blames everyone else for your mistakes and can never take responsibility for yourself, always wanting to blame anyone and everyone else but yourself. If you think Bartman is what lost the Cubs that game your delusional. Not to mention they still even had a chance to win the next game after that to still win the series. All the errors the PLAYERS made to lose that game, all the runs they gave up and you blame it all on a fan trying to catch a ball that was literally in the stands. Baaaaahahahaha
BType13X2 27 күн бұрын
@Pax Humana When you see comments like that, assume they are spam, made by a bot account. That is the only thing that account posts and there is no response to any interaction. Report for spam and leave it be.
Carlos C.
Carlos C. Ай бұрын
Awesome video. I think there are some other variables to consider as well, such as differences in how the batters are swinging, environmental conditions, differences in pitching, differences in the bats perhaps? I think the sport is more fun to watch when there's more action on the bases, regardless of how long the game goes. That's just my opinion though.
Simon M
Simon M Ай бұрын
Phenomenal video, kept me hooked the whole time. Not once did I even check to see how many minutes remained. I had no idea this was an issue, thank you for presenting it so clearly!
Chris 28 күн бұрын
Great video, especially on the practical elements of controlling ball characteristics. The typical person accusing the league of manipulating the ball for some in-game consequence generally doesn't realize how insane that would be. Even if the balls were all exactly the same, there is no way to accurately predict how drag will act on the ball throughout the course of a season. Drag is the most important element affecting the ball's trajectory, but the coefficient of drag and cross-sectional area of the ball (i.e. the shape and make of the ball) get way too much attention in the live-ball era. Those elements are at their most significant in pitching because the other factors in drag from the mound to home are more consistent. Once the ball is hit in the air, velocity, altitude, weather, and temperature are so dynamic that minor variance in make has mathematically chaotic predictability. A ball hit exactly the same way with exactly the same make can vary in trajectory just from the variance of the other factors (most noticeably in Denver) enough to account for a 50 ft discrepancy. The amount of variance increases with time relative to initial observation, so watching the ball travel through the air makes it seem more predictable than it is. Then consider how often variance in final location actually affects game outcomes. Because HRs are defined by a threshold instead of a gradient of fielder ability, we notice that variance a lot more. Additionally, we tend to assume randomness doesn't exhibit apparent patterns (they aren't actually linear patterns, but they look like them), so we embrace superstition as an explanation of simply random behavior.
Shane Flores
Shane Flores Ай бұрын
Oh man, just remembering the Almora Jr. one and hearing the whole stadium react to it makes me feel absolutely terrible. Almora breaking down crying is sad to see, too.
lazarbro Ай бұрын
6:50 this probably had more to do with the Spit ball being banned midway through 1920. The jump in homeruns was the biggest between 20 and 21 compared to any two years in this timespan
-SOFFY-- Go To My ChanneI! L!VE NOW
-SOFFY-- Go To My ChanneI! L!VE NOW Ай бұрын
Anyone who’s been watching baseball for years knows something is up. You can hear when a batter makes great contact and this year I’ve seen a lot of balls that were absolutely crushed that stay in the park…. It’s obvious
Fred Hurst
Fred Hurst Ай бұрын
copy pasta much?
Rock girl
Rock girl Ай бұрын
Love the content man, the delivery and just the videos in general are genuinely entertaining. Keep up the great work!
Delta-P 27 күн бұрын
im a former d1 player and this went into a depth even I havent gone into. very interesting. I love the stats. I played a game where they switched balls when we were up a few runs. Im a pitcher so I could tell they were different. they were smoother. Our biggest hitter was slamming balls that were just dying mid air. singles that should have been doubles. it was like hitting a wiffle ball.
Hudson Saccone
Hudson Saccone Ай бұрын
This man’s content is impeccable.
Debby Lou
Debby Lou 12 күн бұрын
😂😂😂 I actually just commented on how misleading and error ridden this was. Sorry, but my family's religion is baseball. For example, implying that MLB enforces getting the balls back from fans stopped in the 1920's, yet he implies it's still a thing
John Moore
John Moore 12 күн бұрын
Calm down, man. Baseball isn't real.
ArcherTCG 13 күн бұрын
Truly a fact
Eric Downs
Eric Downs 14 күн бұрын
I don't care about baseball but I love the videos lol
Gasoline Dreams
Gasoline Dreams Ай бұрын
This was a really well done video. Graduate level dissertation on MLB baseballs!
Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó
Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó Ай бұрын
The stats and scientific research, historical context and media, and other depth you include in these videos is AMAZING. Keep taking us into the weeds!
zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy 29 күн бұрын
Wasn’t really a baseball fan tbh but you’re videos really make me see the sport a different way. Awesome content bro!
Mike Mele
Mike Mele Ай бұрын
The two Todd Frazier clips back to back were my favorite 😂😂 Especially the one when he is on the Mets. My dude threw the bat expecting an out and it just got over the fence, amazing job on the video!!
Fuzzy Ай бұрын
SUB TO THIS MAN!! Best baseball channel on YT right now 👏🏻
have a happy day
have a happy day 23 күн бұрын
Now this was a very informed, interesting video, unbelievably produced, must have taken a lot of time. This video will teach everyone something about a baseball.
HeadNtheClouds Ай бұрын
I love Jomboy lip readings & game highlights so much too!
M D Ай бұрын
Average braves stan
Average braves stan Ай бұрын
Foolish baseball still exists, ya know
Tony Bleau
Tony Bleau Ай бұрын
Him and foolish. I think Foolish does even more research but this channel really knows how to put their videos together 👌 I think foolish has better in depth videos though
Aaron Lopez
Aaron Lopez Ай бұрын
Dude I love how your entire video feels like an intro. Seriously the best baseball content
Tyler Harris
Tyler Harris Ай бұрын
It really says something about the dedication and expertise players put into the game that they can tell even the slightest of changes in the balls and how those tiny changes will are affecting the game.
Jonathan W
Jonathan W 4 күн бұрын
Depending on how much of this is accurate, it basically calls into question everything legitimate about the sport. There are way too many opportunities for teams, players, umps, owners or even the league itself to bring in a few different balls to be used at certain times. Then the evidence conveniently disappears into the crowds.
Rvve Duio
Rvve Duio Ай бұрын
this just shows how small changes can really effect outcomes when it comes to aerodynamics
Casey Michel
Casey Michel Ай бұрын
Anyone who’s been watching baseball for years knows something is up. You can hear when a batter makes great contact and this year I’ve seen a lot of balls that were absolutely crushed that stay in the park…. It’s obvious
Johhnies16 Ай бұрын
yea very true and look at all the low score totals i feel like every game this season has gone under in the total
Jim Townsend
Jim Townsend Ай бұрын
I think it's the humidors. Every park has one now, and they basically make the ball soggy. Ask any guy who's ever thrown or hit a wet baseball, and he'll tell you it's like a ball of wet rags - heavy and goes nowhere.
Dan Gurtler
Dan Gurtler Ай бұрын
​@dspsblyuth All they have to do to shorten the field is put up a new inner fence and redo the warning tracks. And that has been done before. But a team doing that might upset its pitchers. Pitchers still want to come to the Yankees because of money, even with the short porch in right.
Jason Bartlett
Jason Bartlett Ай бұрын
For sure. I can definitely hear the difference off the bat.
akaredcrossbow Ай бұрын
So many times I’ve said that ball is crushed, and is gone, only to be caught a few feet before the warning track🤔. MLB needs to find the perfect ball, balanced 50/50 for pitchers and hitters.
have a happy day
have a happy day 23 күн бұрын
Now this was a very informed, interesting video, unbelievably produced, must have taken a lot of time. This video will teach everyone something about a baseball.
Benjamin Lewis
Benjamin Lewis Ай бұрын
Working in yarn manufacturing I can tell you that the variation could be in the yarn. There's ways to measure and average these differences but eventually you end up with a couple different batches that fall on each end of the specification.
Big Money Thiccums
Big Money Thiccums Ай бұрын
Hearing all of this just makes me love baseball even more. What other sport on earth has equipment that is made from literal centuries old river mud?
[MARIA]H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve
[MARIA]H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve Ай бұрын
The stats and scientific research, historical context and media, and other depth you include in these videos is AMAZING. Keep taking us into the weeds!
Sinon Ай бұрын
This channel and Jomboy are solely responsible for why i re-became a baseball fan, these intros are awesome
StreetArtMuzik 25 күн бұрын
You and me both!! Just went to my first game tonight in over 20 years!! CLE V KC - was some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time, and I owe it to these two gentleman!!!
TheGoodChap Ай бұрын
Theyre doing God's work
Phili the Gamer
Phili the Gamer Ай бұрын
@Adam Coe Secret Base is a great channel
Adam Coe
Adam Coe Ай бұрын
[Secret Base has entered the chat]
🐯WHO-DEY🏉 Ай бұрын
I can't bring myself to watch, but Jomboy, this guy, and SRS have kept me in the loop I would say, I am just an NFL fan and this is my off time. Glad these guys have made the awesome content that brought us back and I hope I can get behind my Reds again
khH877 13 күн бұрын
Someone tell me. Why am I still love to watch baseball even after watching this video? Why do I still care about players' records that depend on the stupid balls and many awful judges of umpires? By the way, I know the only player who doesn't complain about the ball. It's that great two-way player : )
Janice 𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛 Ай бұрын
This is why I love baseball, no other sport has any problem even close to this and I love it for the intricacy and chaos that it brings
mushy 5 күн бұрын
When I was really young I caught a foul ball. This old lady yanked it away and wouldn't give it back. Her reasoning, she donates them to kids(yeah right) after she literally just yanked it out of a 6 year olds hands. I've never gotten another one since. At least I rest easy knowing that miserable old bag has passed on
Bipolar Mind Droppings
Bipolar Mind Droppings Күн бұрын
Imagine if just changing the stitching on a football (soccer) meant we went from the average score being 1-1, 2-1 to 4-4, 4-3, 5-4. Its bonkers that such a small change can have that kind of effect on a baseball...
David Luchsinger
David Luchsinger Ай бұрын
The stats and scientific research, historical context and media, and other depth you include in these videos is AMAZING. Keep taking us into the weeds!
Darth Vader
Darth Vader 11 күн бұрын
@have a happy day Colin Flaherty's videos.
Debby Lou
Debby Lou 12 күн бұрын
Despite being wrong 😂😂😂
have a happy day
have a happy day 23 күн бұрын
Now this was a very informed, interesting video, unbelievably produced, must have taken a lot of time. This video will teach everyone something about a baseball.
Ness Sixteen
Ness Sixteen 24 күн бұрын
@Darth Vader Can you speak like a human and explain your point
Darth Vader
Darth Vader 25 күн бұрын
@Ness Sixteen God bless Palestine and her eternal capitol, Jerusalem. ✝ 🇵🇸
HeavenReservation Ай бұрын
Nice research, I would love to see the research on how pitchers throw faster now and making contact with faster speeds equates to longer distance. For example, if you throw a ball harder against a flat concrete wall, it will bounce back much faster than if you throw it slowly. See my point.
sumeahs king
sumeahs king Ай бұрын
Gotta say when I see a new vid from this channel it makes for a great time. Appreciate the work. You do a great job. Keep it up, you're on to something
misolou fout
misolou fout Ай бұрын
PETA acting like cows be offended
toijg avnnr
toijg avnnr Ай бұрын
It’s always a joy to watch this man’s videos
Itinerant Patriot
Itinerant Patriot Ай бұрын
I think the fascination with the HR is a large part of the problem. I read and hear all about launch angles and exit velocity all the time. The whole "chick's dig the long-ball" schtick translated into more money. I'll admit that pitchers routinely reaching 95-98 MPH has had an effect but strike outs are up because guys are swinging for the fences a lot more now than in the past. The station-to-station game is largely a thing of a bygone era. When I was a coach, I saw HR's as rally killers. It cleared the bases and gave the defense a chance to reset. I recall numerous instances where we would go out 1-2-3 after a knock. I liked being aggressive and gave my guys a green light to take a base if they thought they could get it. I applied the Bo Schembechler rule that said one of three things happens when you throw the ball and two of them are bad. Until a guy showed us he could throw us out we ran on him. Obviously we weren't playing at the pro-level but baseball is baseball. Aggressive base running can still create excitement. These 2-1, 3-2, 4-2 snooze-fests where a combination of pitchers strikes out 10 or more opposing players don't exactly keep me on the edge of my seat. In the old days a good old fashioned pitching duel was fun to watch but now that guys are on pitch counts complete game mano-a-mano competitions are pretty much a thing of the past. I'm not trying to come off like a grumpy old guy but I'd like to see guys be a bit more concerned about becoming well-rounded hitters and a bit less about going yard. It might help them negate the shift even though that is going away soon enough. As for pitchers like JV complaining, you'll excuse me if I take what he has to say with a grain of salt, given his track record for using foreign substances on the ball to gain an edge. I like JV, he played for my home team for many years, but him and his super model wife bitch too much on social media. But that's me.
PNW Nighthorse
PNW Nighthorse Ай бұрын
I love how corrupt baseball is. Gives us unending speculation.
Oatmeal 7 күн бұрын
You should look up Fifa lol
Ryan Jacobson
Ryan Jacobson 7 күн бұрын
Actually the other North American sports leagues are much less forthcoming about scandals than MLB is. In fact, the NFL only says that a few games were "confirmed" to be affected by player gambling. Yeah right.
The Metanarrative
The Metanarrative 9 күн бұрын
How is it corrupt. Both teams are playing with the same balls?
DerKrampus 10 күн бұрын
@Tjena Donn Used to know an old NASCAR tech who described the process thusly: "Imagine that the rule book is a prison cell. Your job is to find the weakest brick and chip away at it. (ie, find a loophole and exploit it.) Once it breaks away, NASCAR will come in and place a new brick in the wall, so you start over with the next weakest one."
Tjena Donn
Tjena Donn 12 күн бұрын
As an F1 fan baseball is where I come when the drama of my main sport gets too passe. Stuff like porpoising, Monaco being the bratty traditionalist of the calendar, and the whole situation at the beginning of the season where the Haas team had a week to resolve the fact that it was being sponsored by a heavily sanctioned war criminal all fades away in comparison to a sport where the NASCAR motto of "If you ain't cheatin' you ain't winnin'" is basically official league policy. At this point AEW is less likely to be faked than MLB.
Drew Lorenzo
Drew Lorenzo Ай бұрын
Never seen one of your videos before hearing you with Jared and Dallas on Baseball Is Dead. Almost didn't believe you're the same guy as your voice and delivery are completely different in your videos than on the pod. Keep up the good work with both.
Johni South
Johni South 16 күн бұрын
I knew it. Even back in the 90's. Business men are the problem. Manfred and the owners. Not all owners. We need ballplayers who love the game the way it was.
Andrew Shaffer
Andrew Shaffer 8 күн бұрын
I literally have never watched a major league baseball game in my life and really only ever played with my dad way back in the day, but this was fascinating.
hen ko
hen ko 28 күн бұрын
It’s always a joy to watch this man’s videos
bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu 28 күн бұрын
It’s always a joy to watch this man’s videos
aswer huio
aswer huio 27 күн бұрын
It’s always a joy to watch this man’s videos
Jaydra Dawn
Jaydra Dawn Ай бұрын
"What did I see wrong? ... He's at first base." I don't know why, but that was fucking hysterical.
jamoecw 13 күн бұрын
they could deliver a kinetic shock to the ball and measure the reaction, similar to noise canceling devices or many other devices that measure differences in kinetic waves. this would tell how each ball is in terms of its characteristics when hit, even if it is something small. the technology is cheap enough for this to be done to each ball to try and get more consistency.
jamoecw 13 күн бұрын
@CʀᴀғᴛAᴇʀᴏ that is correct.
CʀᴀғᴛAᴇʀᴏ 13 күн бұрын
@jamoecw In manufacturing, statistical process control for "one time use" products would be performed in "lots" or batches. ie) Make 1,000 "products", test one. If it fails, the entire lot is rejected and the process halted for corrective action.
jamoecw 13 күн бұрын
@CʀᴀғᴛAᴇʀᴏ it is true that it would be altered, but a strong bass thump shouldn't affect the helmet's durability by any noticeable amount, and if it does the test would reveal that (and at that point i would rather have had the test rather than get an overly fragile helmet). in any case consistency is the goal for the balls and not ensuring a specific durability, so if they all end up with the same characteristics from the test then you know they all perform the same.
CʀᴀғᴛAᴇʀᴏ 13 күн бұрын
Problem is, once you deliver that shock, you've altered the ball. I wouldn't want to buy a helmet that has previously been shock tested.
Yuta Kanagawa
Yuta Kanagawa Ай бұрын
Japan's NPB has no problem with their balls. EVERY Japanese pitcher that's pitched in the MLB has complained about the ball slipping out and causing injury. That's one of the main reasons Japanese pitcher struggle in their first couple of seasons. I've heard complaints about the mound hardness not being consistent either.
Furluge 9 күн бұрын
Well of course they have issues. They're going from one league to another and they both have totally different standards and rules. IIRC the strikezone isn't even the same between the two. Japan's NPB is also only 12 teams to MLB's 30. A NPB team has 125 games in the regular season vs MLB's 165. That puts NPB at 750 regular season games (125x12/2) vs MLB 2430 regular season games (165x30/2). Add into the fact that Japan is about the size of California. NPB needs fewer balls for fewer games and has to transport those balls shorter distances compared to MLB. It's no wonder NPB has an easier time with material consistency.
Armas Rammo
Armas Rammo 25 күн бұрын
When the MLB does this for reasons that only they know and by means that only they control, it is little wonder that players whose financial lives are to a great part based on this manipulation by their 'boss', do what they can to engage in some kind of counteractive subterfuge of their own with this ball.
Ian Ayers
Ian Ayers Ай бұрын
My fiance was laughing her ass off in the first 5 minutes of this. That Charlie Sheen and Chef shit is hilarious and I have no idea how I never heard of them, especially as a Cubs fan! Lmao
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