Originally Posted by paulrichjr
The distance from the mound to home. What if it were 2 foot closer? Would there be any hits today with all of the nasty pitches available? Would pitches drop right at the plate or move right at the plate like they do now? How about 2 foot further back?
There's nothing magical about the distances. The game would adjust. If it was 85 ft between the bases folks would play more shallow. If pitcher's mound was closer or further away they find pitches that break at the desired point. That said, I don't think any tweaking of the distances is necessary