Posted by MikeT23 on 3/12/2014 3:57:00 PM (view original):*I*
I'll add, just for ***** and giggles, that your stupidity/stubborness likely stems from the fact that you've been wrong about everything in this thread. Starting with how much time it takes a max speed softball to travel 65 ft as compared to a max speed baseball to travel 95 ft. You doubled down on GB/FB exit speed and progressively got dumber.
So, instead of just moving on, you decided to compare my anecdotal softball story to Miggy's real life experience. Sadly, I won't follow you down that rabbit hole. I simply say very few people get hit in the face by balls regardless of the sport. Because it's a fact.
to compare your ****** softball story to Cabrera getting hit in the face? Interesting way to spin it.
The only thing I've been wrong about is peak exit speeds of ML hitters for GB vs FB. I looked at averages. MLB players average exit speeds in the low 50's ground balls and exit speeds in the 80's for fly balls.
Though I'm sure there are some guys in your league that can hit the ball very hard in the air, I seriously doubt that they are hitting a slowly pitched ball on the ground so hard that it has an exit speed of 90 mph. In my opinion, you're probably seeing ground balls with exit speeds in the 60 mph range.
Think about it, you say the ball that hit you in the chest left a bruise. Did it break a bone? Because the ball that hit Cabrera in the face broke a bone. I'm pretty sure the ball that hit him was moving significantly faster.