The Ball is Insanely Juiced

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The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby sneakypower » Wed May 29, 2019 6:27 pm

just a few 650 PA paces to state my case, a non-comprehensive list

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i left out a lot of the less shocking ones like Gallo, Springer pacing for 50..
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed May 29, 2019 6:43 pm

The cool thing about Dietrich is that he's a double threat: the Cubs' FO whiffed both in terms of yet another Marlin kicking ass in the NL Central, AND they decided to sign Descalso instead of him.
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Postby soccer10k » Thu May 30, 2019 5:59 am

All of the AAA stats are also a compelling case.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby HawkeTrackler » Thu May 30, 2019 3:08 pm

Excuse my ignorance, buy why can't someone who is way smarter than me just look at / maybe cut open one of the old balls and one of the new balls and tell us if there's juice in the new ones?
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu May 30, 2019 3:12 pm

HawkeTrackler wrote:Excuse my ignorance, buy why can't someone who is way smarter than me just look at / maybe cut open one of the old balls and one of the new balls and tell us if there's juice in the new ones?
but then the juice will spill out and make a mess
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby Banedon » Thu May 30, 2019 3:33 pm

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HawkeTrackler wrote:Excuse my ignorance, buy why can't someone who is way smarter than me just look at / maybe cut open one of the old balls and one of the new balls and tell us if there's juice in the new ones?
but then the juice will spill out and make a mess


The flubber would float away.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu May 30, 2019 3:35 pm

Torres doesn't play the Orioles enough to keep that pace
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby OleMissCub » Thu May 30, 2019 5:15 pm

Dietrich himself is likely juicing. He already has more HR this year than he had in 4 times as many AB’s last year.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby Banedon » Thu May 30, 2019 5:25 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Dietrich himself is likely juicing. He already has more HR this year than he had in 4 times as many AB’s last year.


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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby UMFan83 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:27 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Dietrich himself is likely juicing. He already has more HR this year than he had in 4 times as many AB’s last year.


well probably just insane FB/HR luck. He has more HRs than singles, doubles and triples combined
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby grassbass » Thu May 30, 2019 5:42 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:Dietrich himself is likely juicing. He already has more HR this year than he had in 4 times as many AB’s last year.


well probably just insane FB/HR luck. He has more HRs than singles, doubles and triples combined


The fact that he's playing in a much more homerun-friendly ballpark doesn't hurt either.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby Janelle-Alexis » Thu May 30, 2019 5:48 pm

HawkeTrackler wrote:Excuse my ignorance, buy why can't someone who is way smarter than me just look at / maybe cut open one of the old balls and one of the new balls and tell us if there's juice in the new ones?


Spin the ball on a countertop. A juiced ball will have a much lower spin rate.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 30, 2019 5:48 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
HawkeTrackler wrote:Excuse my ignorance, buy why can't someone who is way smarter than me just look at / maybe cut open one of the old balls and one of the new balls and tell us if there's juice in the new ones?
but then the juice will spill out and make a mess


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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby sneakypower » Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Dietrich himself is likely juicing. He already has more HR this year than he had in 4 times as many AB’s last year.

i mean, Sealboy had 10 HR in almost 1000 career PA coming into the year and now he's already reached a dozen for the season, we're not even to June yet
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby entbird79 » Thu May 30, 2019 7:27 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Dietrich himself is likely juicing. He already has more HR this year than he had in 4 times as many AB’s last year.


Have you looked at Willson's stats?
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby The Logan » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:42 pm

Someone not on the list but should be worth mentioning:

Jorge Soler hit his 17th home run today. Entering the game he still had a sub .800 OPS, a 104 OPS+ and an OBP below .300. So he's not exactly a wizard at the plate.

But he's crushing dongs like we always thought he would.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby Regular Show » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:19 pm

The Logan wrote:Someone not on the list but should be worth mentioning:

Jorge Soler hit his 17th home run today. Entering the game he still had a sub .800 OPS, a 104 OPS+ and an OBP below .300. So he's not exactly a wizard at the plate.

But he's crushing dongs like we always thought he would.


I think he's going to have a breakout season one of these years where he posts a good OBP along with a good SLG% and lots of HRs (40+). Problem is he'll always suck on defense and he looks brutal in the OF at times bringing his value down.

I wish we had sold on him sooner (like right after the 2015 season maybe?) and I bet Dodgers' fans feel the same way about Puig.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm

How's about puttin' one of these in the umps' locker room??


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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:13 am

Im sure the umpires would appreciate that very much. Nice gesture.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby CubinNY » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:51 am

If anyone was skeptical I present to you the 6.13.19 game Cubs @ Dodgers.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby gobigred » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:56 am

Dodgers are the biggest beneficiaries of this too.. That park at night especially is so difficult to homer in and look at their inflated numbers
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby BigSlick » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:05 pm

Looks like Manfred is now acknowledging that the ball is juiced
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:13 pm

BigSlick wrote:Looks like Manfred is now acknowledging that the ball is juiced


Oh, good; the horsefeathering killjoy narc with this reply is a Cubs fan:

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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby sneakypower » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:29 am

https://theathletic.com/1037205/2019/06 ... or-can-it/

THE THOUSAND HOME RUN PYRAMID – So if you made it through the previous paragraph, you won’t be surprised to learn that at this clip, we’d see 6,591 home runs hit this year, which would be … the most in history! And about 1,000 more than last year (5,585)! And nearly 2,400 more than were hit a mere five years ago (4.186)! Even at the height of the PED era, the most bombs launched in any season was “only” 5,695 (in 2000). We could see that total eclipsed by 900 homers this year.
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Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:24 am

Jason Heyward has 10 HR already. I didn't think he'd hit that many for the whole season.
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