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Are ballplayers today better than previous eras?

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Postby johnsamo » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:40 pm

The coaching has gotten smarter. scouting, video to work on swings and to watch upcoming pitchers, it's all computerized now. The mouns are shorter too, the parks smaller, the balls are livelier too.
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Postby Surfs up » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:04 pm

To be honest, they're different games. We can imagine what a Ted Williams would have done today or what a Carl Crawford would have done in 1911, but we'll never know. I'd like to think great players excel at the game, not the era.

Not to be picky but Williams played in the forties and fifties. Not 1911
The ballplayers of today have it made. they travel first class by plane. They play on carpet indoors. They have better equipment. The ball is juiced. Oops so are the players
Hell even pitchers scheduled to pich in a game on the other coast the next day FLY not travel by bus or train a day ahead of the rest of the team.
I agree . Its two different time periods . Records should also reflect that.But I think guys like Ruth would still be great if not better Now . The pitchers also pitched three or four times a week. And pitched 300-400 innings a year. Now they are babied and have setup and closers.I would love to see a computer gerated game between the allstars of yester year and todays players.
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