Are you joking? Can you get a list of the "reported" distances on some homers over the past decade or so? There have been many balls that went 470+, including at least a few hit by easy swinging Miguel Cabrera. Let's not be naive and think baseball can't adjust this game like a puppet on a string. Did you read this from Popular Mechanics?
Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
"But while all balls were in MLB spec as far was weight (5 to 5.25 ounces) and COR, balls at the lightest and liveliest end of the tolerance specs, compared to balls at the heaviest and deadest end of the tolerances, would typically travel 49.1 ft. farther than the heavier ball, on a 400 foot hit. That's a 10 percent performance difference within MLB's own specs and could mean the difference between a lazy fly ball and a home run."
If Babe Ruth had lived into his sixties he would have mellowed into the phase of a man's life when he puts aside many of this world's commitments. Consciously or unconsciously, old people usually adjust their demands to what is possible, in order to get peace of mind. Ruth never reached that age....He was an unwanted man and didn't live to be old enough not to care. - Marshall Smelser