Thursday, May 30, 2013

Outfield Walls in MLB...

Another random thought:

You know how in baseball, back in the cookie cutter days, so 70s and 80s, they had these walls that looked like they were 15 feet tall?  They were just so high, and I thought, "Man!   Why are the walls so tiny today compared to back then?"

Well today, I think I figured out what was going on.    The walls at the Cookie Cutter places were always the same height as what we have now -- the difference is the *players.*  All of these guys are like 6'2" or 6'5" in the outfield today.  All of them are such good athletes too, they can jump so high.  They used to be less than 6 feet tall in the old days.  Well -- no wonder!  That would always make the outfield walls appear taller.

But, in the end, they were always 10 feet tall.   Who knew??

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