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Unassisted
09-18-2007, 10:23 AM
Check out this You Tube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3zO0ZxDS4c) from a Mets/Braves game last week. The "magical bat" stands up vertically next to the third-base line after the batter hits the ball in play with it.

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Highlifeman21
09-18-2007, 12:08 PM
Won't lie, that's pretty freakin' sweet.

oneupper
09-18-2007, 12:42 PM
Awesome.

Rojo
09-18-2007, 12:51 PM
Pretty cool. Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode where a flipped quarter ends standing up.

BCubb2003
09-18-2007, 01:16 PM
I'm skeptical.

RedsManRick
09-18-2007, 01:51 PM
I'm skeptical.

Me too. It just looks very unnatural. The bat takes a very odd bounce off the handle and then seems to stick in that vertical position instantly, with very little wobble.

I just don't see the physics of where the rotational momentum was absorbed/transfered.

KronoRed
09-18-2007, 01:59 PM
Voodoo bat.

oneupper
09-18-2007, 02:03 PM
Here's another video apparently confirming..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIGeGhEhAs&mode=related&search=

Mario-Rijo
09-18-2007, 05:00 PM
That is freaking cool! :D

RedsManRick
09-18-2007, 05:16 PM
That second clip captures it better. It took a little hop before coming to a stand still.

BoydsOfSummer
09-18-2007, 07:20 PM
"I got the magic stick....I know I can hit once...I can hit twice...I got the baddest ____ <whut whut>"

harangatang
09-19-2007, 01:22 AM
That's insane, I honestly don't know what to think.

KronoRed
09-19-2007, 01:53 AM
Cork? ;)

harangatang
09-19-2007, 01:57 AM
"I got the magic stick....I know I can hit once...I can hit twice...I got the baddest ____ <whut whut>"Word ta mah man fo spittin out sum fitty scent

BCubb2003
09-19-2007, 02:36 AM
I'm going to sound silly now, but if you stop the video and look at the area around the bat, is there a faint triangular smudge like it's been brushed?

KronoRed
09-19-2007, 03:06 AM
Everything on youtube is smudgy

BCubb2003
09-20-2007, 01:29 AM
I watched the whole game at MLB.com and it did happen.

harangatang
09-20-2007, 02:24 AM
I watched the whole game at MLB.com and it did happen.Wow, I actually think it could be real then.

BCubb2003
09-20-2007, 02:34 AM
His bat has a huge cup in the end you could eat ice cream from. I guess that would help instead of a rounded end, but it's still quite a feat.