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  • Prince Fielder hits 611 foot home run in batting practice

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...212749120.html

    I can totally see a Cabrera/Fielder home run derby this season. Both driving each other to new heights. This is gonna be great!
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    This is stupid. They measured where it stopped rolling, not where it landed.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
    - Walt Whitman

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    • #3
      Maybe he will be the next MVPeedInACup
      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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      • #4
        They really need to start the regular season already...Batting practice home runs are now news?
        RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brewcrew82 View Post
          They really need to start the regular season already...Batting practice home runs are now news?
          Slow news week!
          WAR? Prove it!

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          • #6
            It beats pi$$ing on each other's foreheads about Braun.
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            • #7
              When Mike Piazza was with the Dodgers he once hit an 800 ft home run at Dodger Stadium.
              I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
              - Walt Whitman

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              • #8
                Barry Bonds hit a 2,118' HR at Pac Bell Park.

                What, the distance the ball floated in the water doesn't count?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                  When Mike Piazza was with the Dodgers he once hit an 800 ft home run at Dodger Stadium.
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                  My top 10 players:

                  1. Babe Ruth
                  2. Barry Bonds
                  3. Ty Cobb
                  4. Ted Williams
                  5. Willie Mays
                  6. Alex Rodriguez
                  7. Hank Aaron
                  8. Honus Wagner
                  9. Lou Gehrig
                  10. Mickey Mantle

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                  • #10
                    Prince would rather eat a 611-foot hot dog.
                    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                      Prince would rather eat a 611-foot hot dog.
                      Prince is a 611-foot hot dog, but that's another thread.
                      They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                        Prince would rather eat a 611-foot hot dog.
                        Apparently that Vegan diet didn't last long. LOL.
                        WAR? Prove it!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by brewcrew82 View Post
                          They really need to start the regular season already...Batting practice home runs are now news?
                          Aw, let the Tiger fans enjoy their new player.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by KevinWI View Post
                            Aw, let the Tiger fans enjoy their new player.
                            Okay. That said, if Aramis Ramirez hits one 612 feet I still won't deem it news worthy.
                            RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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                            • #15
                              From the article:
                              "The ball cleared the fence, and sailed over the pines beyond, on the center side of right-center at the Tigertown complex — closer to the 420 sign than to 340 down the line. So I assigned it a home-to-fence distance of 385 feet.
                              But with the help of Lakeland colleague Dick Scanlon, who held the other end of the tape, we walked off 226 feet from the fence to the spot where I was told — by the home-run retriever who picked up the ball — it came to rest."

                              This is not how home run distances are measured. The roll distance is irrelevant, since it depends on what type of surface the ball lands on. The writer notes this, but then brushes it aside with this paragraph:
                              "Aside from that, if Gage's measurement is accurate — and it's OK to be skeptical — it would be the longest measured home run in the history of home runs. Even if it came in batting practice during spring training."

                              Ummm no, it wouldn't be. The rolling distance cannot just be ignored like it didn't happen. It would be like me claiming to be the fastest sprinter alive because I can run 80 mph. Some experts would say my speed shouldn't count because I'm using a car and not actually running. Aside from that, I'm over twice as fast as Usain Bolt.

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