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Doc Manhattan

Doc Manhattan

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Location : Land of Steady Habits
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PostSubject: Can a Fastball be too Fast?   Can a Fastball be too Fast? EmptyWed Jul 18, 2012 5:50 pm

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/
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Frost

Frost

Age : 42
Location : Somewhere near Philly, PA
Registration date : 2009-12-31

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PostSubject: Re: Can a Fastball be too Fast?   Can a Fastball be too Fast? EmptyMon Jul 23, 2012 10:00 am

Haha...this made me chuckle:

"A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base."

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Lupulus

Lupulus

Age : 38
Location : New Hampshire
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PostSubject: Re: Can a Fastball be too Fast?   Can a Fastball be too Fast? EmptyMon Jul 23, 2012 11:43 am

I love XKCD, I just saw the "what if" section a few days ago and read through all three of them. I can't wait to see what else he posts.
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: Can a Fastball be too Fast?   Can a Fastball be too Fast? EmptyMon Jul 23, 2012 1:13 pm

I'll never go to a Tigers game again if Verlander is pitching!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Can a Fastball be too Fast?   Can a Fastball be too Fast? EmptyMon Jul 23, 2012 1:40 pm

Ha! I like that. Cool
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