Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):I'm saying almost everyone avoids getting hit in the face with a batted ball. What part of this do you not understand?
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:14:00 PM (view original):What difference does the level of competition make?
For his sake, I would hope it's slower but I'm not playing against MLB-quality players either. Nonetheless, the time it takes a well-struck softball to travel 65 ft is very similar to the time it takes a well-struck baseball to travel 95 feet. Math sez so.
Anyway, to further my point, you only have to look as far as 3B coaches. Baseball decided that they didn't have the skillset to protect themselves when professional players hit balls in their direction. So they wear mandated headgear. Maybe MLB will incorporate a "Miggy Rule" to cover unskilled players on the hot corner.
You're saying that, given similar amounts of time to react, you were able to avoid getting hit in the face and Cabrera wasn't. Correct?
Maybe you can tell us about the exit speeds of ground balls and home runs being drastically different. Or how players in my league can hit a softball over 300 ft with an exit speed below 60 MPH. Should I go on?
What I don't understand is the relevance of your illustrious softball career.
You didn't get hit in the face. What's your point?
Is it that your reactions are faster than Cabrera's? If not, what is the point?