Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 12:54:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 12:51:00 PM (view original):So
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 12:48:00 PM (view original):See my last comment. Just as hard? Wouldn't think so. Similar time to react? Pretty close.
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 12:43:00 PM (view original):No just wrong on the peak velocity.
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 12:35:00 PM (view original):You've been wrong on almost everything for the last 20 hours. Write it off as a bad day and try again tomorrow.
Ok, I'm wrong. On average, flyballs come off the bat much faster than ground balls, but the peak velocities of both types are the same.
Or am I the guy insisting that it's just as hard to play 3rd base in his rec slow pitch softball league as it is to play third base in MLB?
ball takes a bad hop and hits you in the chest
not the same as
ball takes a bad hop and hits Cabrera in the face
****. The last thing I want to do is compare that but, without a radar gun to track both batted balls, we both had somewhere between .554 and .738 seconds to react to a bad hop. I managed to not get hit in the face. Miggy can't say the same.
Nonetheless, I assume OTHER MLB THIRDBASEMEN have seen bad hops. Yet they somehow manage to not walk off the field while bleeding from the face. Because the natural reaction, of any player of any skill playing against similar skilled players, is to get their face out of the way. And they do.
How many MLB pitchers get bonked in the head each year? 1-3 maybe? Enough to warrant a study about putting protective headgear on their noggins. Not enough 3B takes balls to the face for talk of protective facegear. That, in and of itself, should tell you that it's not a regular occurence. Because everyone but Miggy can protect his face.