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12-26-2012, 05:36 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Those charts are very interesting, thanks for sharing!
One thing I will say is that most local announcers tend to be homers, so when they see that one home run that clears a short porch, but not the fence at home, maybe they get a little frustrated and start discounting all homeruns at that park.
There are definitely weather affects....but I'm not sure how big of a role they play. A couple of Yoenis Cespedes' longest home runs in Oakland last year came on very cold nights, where theoretically the ball shouldn't travel as far.
The idea that a player hitting a homerun in MLB is generally clearing the fences by a good margin might be valid, but as an Oakland fan it might just selective memory but it seems like ALOT of the homeruns to Left/Center at the Coliseum barely clear the fence. Would you be able to pull up a chart for Cespedes or Jonny Gomes at the Coliseum?
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