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Pitching from the stretch with no runners on (Original Post) Casady1 Oct 2021 OP
I would think that would favor the hitters.....and thus prolong the game even longer. OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2021 #1
It adds velocity to the pitch Clash City Rocker Oct 2021 #2
How? ProfessorGAC Oct 2021 #3

Clash City Rocker

(3,406 posts)
2. It adds velocity to the pitch
Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:05 PM
Oct 2021

Why would it favor the hitter?

Edit: it also makes it harder for the hitter to see the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, thus making it tougher to know what pitch is coming.


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3. How?
Mon Oct 11, 2021, 07:25 PM
Oct 2021

Not getting the physics of getting more velocity from the stretch.
Also, how does the stretch make it harder to see the ball? Given the arm movement & turn with a wind-up, I'd think the opposite would be true.
I've delved pretty deeply into the physics of certain sports actions (shooting a basketball, getting ideal transfer of momentum from a golf club to the ball, et al) but, I'm not seeing the physics behind your claim.
Why do you think this?

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