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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A’s legend Mark McGwire has enjoyed watching power surge in baseball

OAKLAND—Much has been made of the massive home run totals across Major League Baseball this year, with several teams—including the A’s—setting franchise for most homers in a season.

In fact, the league itself set a record earlier this month, with nearly three weeks still remaining in the season.

Former A’s star Mark McGwire, who hit more than a few home runs in his day, weighed in on this year’s power surge across baseball.

“It’s awesome,” he said. “Obviously, there’s a difference (with the baseballs), but I don’t think that’s the only thing. Guys are throwing harder and guys are getting used to hitting velo(city). Guys are getting bigger and the way they’re generating bat speed, the ball’s coming in and when it hits it goes. There are a lot of factors. Maybe the ball has something to do with it. Some of these games I watch, I feel like I want to put a uniform on and go out there and play.”

Rather than face the (potentially) terrifying truth about the long-term consequences of this shift, turns out he’d rather watch people hit some dingers.

 

QLE Posted: September 24, 2019 at 01:10 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: home run derby, mark mcgwire

 

 

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