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    All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    According to mlb.com all 30 teams will use a humidor to store their game used baseballs.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Isn't this story a couple of months early? Did someone break out the April Fools material already?

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    very intersting story wonder how this will affect numbers this season

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    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.

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Is this being done to reduce the chances of Bonds breaking the record? Just a thought.
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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Didnt the Rockies do this the past few years? How did it effect their numbers before and after using the humidor?

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Any predictions on what this might do to HR numbers at GABP?

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanfalcon View Post
    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.

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Heeler View Post
    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?

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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaknb8k View Post
    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.
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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Great news if you are a mold.
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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Meaning the reverse effect?
    Not necessarily. If the baseballs have been stored in a climate-controlled area all along, there probably won't be a difference worth noticing.
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    Re: All 30 MLB teams to use humidor!

    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/ar...the-new-coors/
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