The Loveable Losers wrote:There has never been any consistancy and for me consistancy = boredom (at least in this regard). Humidity affects more than the ball...it affects wind resistance as well. Wind direction can shift in different parks. I could go on and on here but basically every park is different. This is an effort to homogenize the park effects and while it only changes part of the overall park effects I'm against anything that attempts to make one park play the same as the others. Variety in the park factors is part of what makes baseball interesting. Why try to squash that?
i think there needs to be a line drawn between consistency and conformity. things that affect the game on every single pitch should be made as consistent as possible. things like the ball, the strike zone, the bat barrel max, mound height, etc.
conformity would be things like park dimensions, dome temp, etc. i have no problem with the nature of the park itself affecting play (weather, altitude, foul acreage, etc), but focal pionts of the game should be consistent or why bother with the rules in place? MLB has a range of acceptability for balls right now that are workable from a degisn and production standpoint. why not use humidors to enhance the intent of those rules?