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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:27 am

I thought it was alright. It was a pretty boring Mythbusters. If I wasn't a big baseball fan, I don't think I would have liked it much at all. Most baseball fans would know most of what they tested, and I thought a few of the tests were a little flawed (especially the corked bat test). The corked bats test, while flawed, did produce an interesting result, and while I wasn't surprised by the result of the humidor test, the testing method was pretty cool.... The sliding part was just dumb, as it is pretty much known that sliding is faster than trying to stop on a base... I would have LOVED to see them look at the headfirst slide into first base, as that is a myth that few people actually know the answer to....
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:21 am

I watch the show every week, but this one was just awful.

Thank god they got the results right on the slide test, because testing it with three people who have NO experience sliding was just stupid. No HS or college players would have come be on TV if they asked?

They should have tested the myth that a pitcher can control how many hits he gives up on balls in play. :-D
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:16 am

I missed it :~(
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby 5 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:40 pm

it was funny when the mustache cranky beret guy said "make a homerun"
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby great gretzky » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:09 pm

I didn't know sliding was faster. I always heard it was slower--but then you are harder to tag. You are sacrificing a little speed for getting under the throw.
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby brewcrew4you » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:29 pm

Sliding is faster into 2nd/3rd because you are able to (de)accelerate more quickly. Running through the base is fastest at 1b/home, where you don't have to slow down at all... doesn't this seem like common sense to anyone else?

A headfirst dive may be faster than running (doubtful), but really it just puts you in a better position to avoid a tag if the throw is up the line at 1st.
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby J35J » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:34 pm

great gretzky wrote:I didn't know sliding was faster. I always heard it was slower--but then you are harder to tag. You are sacrificing a little speed for getting under the throw.


:-°

I'll give you a break though, your a hocky fan first, right? ;-7
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby Althalius » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:41 pm

brewcrew4you wrote:Sliding is faster into 2nd/3rd because you are able to (de)accelerate more quickly. Running through the base is fastest at 1b/home, where you don't have to slow down at all... doesn't this seem like common sense to anyone else?

A headfirst dive may be faster than running (doubtful), but really it just puts you in a better position to avoid a tag if the throw is up the line at 1st.


Why would you need to avoid a tag at first? The 1B is usually standing on the base...
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Re: Mythbusters and Baseball

Postby dclark0699 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:44 pm

Althalius wrote:
brewcrew4you wrote:Sliding is faster into 2nd/3rd because you are able to (de)accelerate more quickly. Running through the base is fastest at 1b/home, where you don't have to slow down at all... doesn't this seem like common sense to anyone else?

A headfirst dive may be faster than running (doubtful), but really it just puts you in a better position to avoid a tag if the throw is up the line at 1st.


Why would you need to avoid a tag at first? The 1B is usually standing on the base...


He was saying in the case of an errant throw that draws the first baseman of the bag
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