View Full Version : "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball
09-18-2007, 11:23 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.
09-18-2007, 01:08 PM
Won't lie, that's pretty freakin' sweet.
09-18-2007, 01:42 PM
Pretty cool. Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode where a flipped quarter ends standing up.
09-18-2007, 02:16 PM
09-18-2007, 02:51 PM
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.
09-18-2007, 02:59 PM
09-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Here's another video apparently confirming..
09-18-2007, 06:00 PM
That is freaking cool! :D
09-18-2007, 06:16 PM
That second clip captures it better. It took a little hop before coming to a stand still.
09-18-2007, 08:20 PM
"I got the magic stick....I know I can hit once...I can hit twice...I got the baddest ____ <whut whut>"
09-19-2007, 02:22 AM
That's insane, I honestly don't know what to think.
09-19-2007, 02:53 AM
09-19-2007, 02:57 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
09-19-2007, 03:36 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?
09-19-2007, 04:06 AM
Everything on youtube is smudgy
09-20-2007, 02:29 AM
I watched the whole game at MLB.com and it did happen.
09-20-2007, 03:24 AM
I watched the whole game at MLB.com and it did happen.Wow, I actually think it could be real then.
09-20-2007, 03:34 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.
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