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    Meh i'd prefer Cricket over Baseball but if i could understand Baseball then it would make it more enjoyable.

    It's the same as American Football being better/worse than rugby.

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    Wow, Cricket wins so easily that it isn't even funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    Wow, Cricket wins so easily that it isn't even funny.
    Not that I disagree, but how much do you know about baseball?

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    I watch it all the time. I'm a big Rockies fan. But cricket is by far the greatest sport in the world.


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    By the way, why the Rockies?

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    My Dad works in Colorado and I went on holidays there once to see him. He took me to Coors Field stadium a couple of times to see the Rockies play and it's such a lovely ground. I also love their big hitting style of play. The Rockies are great. It is frustrating supporting them though. I don't think we've had a really decent pitcher play for us for years...

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    I think a baseball can be hit further.

    The speed of a baseball when it hits the bat is far greater than in cricket and he hitting area of a baseball bat is smaller so more force would be transfered back through the ball, i think anyway.

    That's for absolutely monstorous hits though, it's a hell of a lot easier to hit a cricket ball for 6 than it would be to hit a baseball the same distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    My Dad works in Colorado and I went on holidays there once to see him. He took me to Coors Field stadium a couple of times to see the Rockies play and it's such a lovely ground. I also love their big hitting style of play. The Rockies are great. It is frustrating supporting them though. I don't think we've had a really decent pitcher play for us for years...
    You don't seem to be aware that Denver is the "Mile High City". Coors Field is a massive hitter's ballpark due to the unusual altitude there. Home runs are more frequent and low-scoring games are less frequent there. In fact, good pitchers are reluctant to come to Coors Field because it's a nightmare for a pitcher. That's why you rarely see good pitchers for the Rockies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    The speed of a baseball when it hits the bat is far greater than in cricket and he hitting area of a baseball bat is smaller so more force would be transfered back through the ball, i think anyway.
    Only 5-10 mph faster TBH. In baseball, pitch speeds generally max out between 100 and 105.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    You don't seem to be aware of the "Mile High City". Coors Field is a massive hitter's ballpark due to the unusual altitude there. Home runs are more frequent and low-scoring games are less frequent there. In fact, good pitchers are reluctant to come to Coors Field because it's a nightmare for a pitcher. That's why you rarely see good pitchers for the Rockies.
    I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Only 5-10 mph faster TBH. In baseball, pitch speeds generally max out between 100 and 105.
    Speeds in cricket are often misunderstood.

    There is a massive deaccelertaion in the bowling of a cricket ball, even a Shoaib Akthar delivery (assuming he pitches it) is only traveling at about 70-75mph when it reaches the batsman.

    In basball the ball does not pitch and reach the batsman a lot quicker at a much higher speed, this is why beamers are so lethal in cricket, they don't pitch and reach the batsman a lot quicker than normal.

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    Good point.

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    Out of interest, how far does a baseball pitcher stand back from the hitter?

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    60 ft (20 yds).
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    What's that in yards?

    I know a crickt pitch as being 22 yards long, can't work in firgures other than that.

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