Re: Giancarlo-Cruz Michael Stanton is a strong, strong man
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Hittrackeronline.com has Frazier's at 436 feet. There is an explanation of the vast difference in distances over on RedReporter if you want to see why.
BBTN just said that Stanton's home run was into a 10 MPH wind.... blowing toward home and that it was actually a 494 footer even with the wind. I will be checking Hittrackeronline in the morning to see what it was when adjusted for the weather/altitude.
I get his explanation but there is clearly a lot of error with it. There's no way that ball would have only landed 36 feet away from the fence if there were no obstruction. That's just not very likely.
I think in this case, 474 feet is much more probable. Both are total estimates based on trajectory, so neither explanation is going to be definitive. I trust the ballpark's estimate more though because they had a much better view of the trajectory. The guy even admits the camera angle isn't very good, so that has to leave a lot of issue with his estimation. I don't think it's prudent to believe an estimation where the trajectory of the ball can't be seen on the video he used to estimate it.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Last edited by Brutus; 08-18-2012 at 01:22 AM.