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12-27-2012, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan View Post
Yeah, Yankee Stadium has pretty much made Granderson what he is at the present day. Guy was never a big slugger before he got there.

Overall, though, I think it's pushing it to just compare ballpark to ballpark with the overlays. Because as has been mentioned, the ball doesn't carry the same everywhere.
True the ball doesn't carry the same everywhere, but what I'm saying is the average homerun usually travels a lengthy distance.

Does the distance lost in a park where the ball doesn't carry really effect it to the point where 375 down the line doesn't go?

It depends. Sometimes a ball gets caught in the wind and just dies, and other times it only loses a few feet. Unfortunately we can't measure individual balls.

The effects are there, no question, as I've said. I just think they're overstated, and at times falsified for the convenience of fans who just don't like a team very much.

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