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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Japanese astronaut plays baseball in space

They found the ball Pujols hit off Lidge.

cardsfanboy Posted: December 06, 2011 at 04:56 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DiPoto Cabengo Posted: December 06, 2011 at 05:46 PM (#4008205)
I think the Moon and Mars already have publicly-funded stadia...
   2. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: December 06, 2011 at 05:49 PM (#4008211)
Didn't we already have a thread about this?

I distinctly remember making some stupid remark about how Mars would need one hell of a humidor or somesuch.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: December 06, 2011 at 05:56 PM (#4008221)
I distinctly remember making some stupid remark about how Mars would need one hell of a humidor or somesuch


I don't know I submitted this several days ago, but I don't remember a thread on this. Doesn't mean it didn't happen though. I just liked the Lidge joke(which may not be that funny to some...or funny at all)
   4. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: December 06, 2011 at 05:59 PM (#4008227)
Uranus!
   5. Bob Evans Posted: December 06, 2011 at 06:19 PM (#4008270)
With Klingons!
   6. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: December 06, 2011 at 06:23 PM (#4008273)
Space is AWESOME!
   7. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 06, 2011 at 06:50 PM (#4008329)
Space is the place for your Bachpfeifengesicht.
   8. John DiFool2 Posted: December 06, 2011 at 07:07 PM (#4008363)
Baseball on the moon (assume in an atmosphere underneath a "dome") would be interesting-you'd probably need at least 6 outfielders for starters. 1/6th gravity means outfield walls 1800-2400 feet from home plate; given the huge hang times of even hard fliners which fall in, the bases would probably need to be scaled out as well (so 540 feet between them?). Throwing accuracy would be at a premium if you're an infielder-don't even want to think about stolen bases.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: December 06, 2011 at 07:21 PM (#4008380)
baseball in space(on the moon) would have to be a different game, You would have to allow overrunning of the bags, I don't think it would be feasible to stop suddenly up there. Does the lighter ball, mean it's easier to throw a fastball? would you see 130 mph pitches? (assuming you build an air tight stadium, and you aren't wearing space suits of course....I would love to see traditionalist complain about a domed stadium in that situation :) )

Would you have to move the mound farther back? if you did would it become even easier to pick the spin up on the ball, and of course it's likely the ball doesn't move that much anyway? I would think you would have to design and use a completly different ball to compensate for the atmosphere, a humidor isn't going to be enough.
   10. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 06, 2011 at 08:29 PM (#4008461)
They have to keep them in a "gravidor". Or find a pitcher who throws a "heavy" ball.
   11. SOLockwood Posted: December 06, 2011 at 08:57 PM (#4008494)
It would be easier to simply install gravity plates to give the field 1 G.
   12. Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name Posted: December 06, 2011 at 09:07 PM (#4008508)
If Astros fans are complaining about the time difference and travel schedule now, wait till they get moved to the AL Space Division.
   13. DA Baracus Posted: December 06, 2011 at 09:12 PM (#4008512)
What's Wally Moon up to these days?

And yes, I already checked to see if he's dead.
   14. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: December 06, 2011 at 09:14 PM (#4008513)
Does the lighter ball, mean it's easier to throw a fastball? would you see 130 mph pitches?

I wouldn't think so -- the ball's mass hasn't changed, after all.

On the other hand, the pitches wouldn't tail downward nearly as much. Good luck trying to throw a sinker. And so on.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: December 06, 2011 at 11:36 PM (#4008661)
It would be easier to simply install gravity plates to give the field 1 G


I know in a conversation about science fiction talk, that reality shouldn't interfer with the fantastical, but what in reality exists that could mimic gravity plates?
   16. Karl from NY Posted: December 07, 2011 at 04:09 PM (#4009167)
what in reality exists that could mimic gravity plates?

Large magnets, with certain amounts of ferrous metal embedded in each player's clothing and the ball.

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