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    "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Check out this You Tube video 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.

    /r/reds

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Won't lie, that's pretty freakin' sweet.

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Awesome.
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Pretty cool. Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode where a flipped quarter ends standing up.
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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    I'm skeptical.

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    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.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Voodoo bat.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Here's another video apparently confirming..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIGe...elated&search=
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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    That is freaking cool!
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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    That second clip captures it better. It took a little hop before coming to a stand still.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    "I got the magic stick....I know I can hit once...I can hit twice...I got the baddest ____ <whut whut>"
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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    That's insane, I honestly don't know what to think.

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Cork?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    "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

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    Re: "Magical Bat" stands on end after making contact with ball

    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?


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