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redsfanfalcon
02-08-2007, 10:50 PM
According to mlb.com all 30 teams will use a humidor to store their game used baseballs.
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070208&content_id=1798476&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

marcshoe
02-08-2007, 11:03 PM
Isn't this story a couple of months early? Did someone break out the April Fools material already?

captainmorgan07
02-08-2007, 11:05 PM
very intersting story wonder how this will affect numbers this season

marcshoe
02-08-2007, 11:07 PM
I welcome statistical innovations, new training regimins, advances in the scientific aspects of the game, but I think that stuff like this is unnatural. As unnatural as playing in a dome or on astroturf. I guess this is where the grouch old-school part of me comes out.

Tom Servo
02-08-2007, 11:15 PM
:jump: :milton: :jump:

cincy09
02-09-2007, 12:03 AM
:jump: :milton: :jump:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.............I wanted to do that :bang:

paulrichjr
02-09-2007, 12:19 AM
Is this being done to reduce the chances of Bonds breaking the record? Just a thought.

Shaknb8k
02-09-2007, 01:10 AM
Didnt the Rockies do this the past few years? How did it effect their numbers before and after using the humidor?

redsfanfalcon
02-09-2007, 08:54 AM
Any predictions on what this might do to HR numbers at GABP?

Red Heeler
02-09-2007, 09:36 AM
Any predictions on what this might do to HR numbers at GABP?

I'm guessing the humidor is set at a lower humidity level than Cincinnati in July. A ball kept in it will likely be dryer than one left outside for the afternoon.

Joseph
02-09-2007, 10:16 AM
I'm guessing the humidor is set at a lower humidity level than Cincinnati in July. A ball kept in it will likely be dryer than one left outside for the afternoon.

Meaning the reverse effect? :confused:

registerthis
02-09-2007, 10:17 AM
Didnt the Rockies do this the past few years? How did it effect their numbers before and after using the humidor?

It supressed HRs by a pretty sizeable margin, if memory serves. But I can't be arsed to go look up the actual figures at the moment.

oneupper
02-09-2007, 11:26 AM
Great news if you are a mold.

IslandRed
02-09-2007, 11:34 AM
Meaning the reverse effect? :confused:

Not necessarily. If the baseballs have been stored in a climate-controlled area all along, there probably won't be a difference worth noticing.

bianchiveloce
02-09-2007, 11:50 AM
Here is an article from John Walsh over at The Hardball Times looking at some of the effects of using the humidor.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/out-of-thin-air-mdash-the-new-coors/

redsfanfalcon
02-09-2007, 10:42 PM
Why are they using one througout MLB? When you see a game at Coors, you expect to see home runs. So this means they will use it at Petco also or LA? That makes no sense at all.

redsgabp
02-09-2007, 10:54 PM
Why are they using one througout MLB? When you see a game at Coors, you expect to see home runs. So this means they will use it at Petco also or LA? That makes no sense at all.

The commissioner's office is telling teams for the first time that balls must be stored at a uniform temperature after they are delivered from the manufacturer.

"The specifications that Rawlings recommends are a 70 degree temperature and 50 percent humidity," baseball senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. said Friday.

"We have contacted all 30 of the clubs, and they have all confirmed to us that they will all be storing their baseballs in a temperature-controlled facility. We're not going to have humidors everyplace, but every place will be temperature controlled, and so I think there will be a very high degree of uniformity."



so you won't have to use a humidor, but it will have to be kept at a certain temperature. i don't see this being a huge issue.