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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Home Runs must be inside the park!

Maybe this will satisfy the steroid police.  How about declaring any ball batted into the stands out of play?  No, not just fouls, fair balls, too.  Yes, home runs or what we now consider home runs.  They are balls that fielders cannot play.

This would negate much of the problem of non uniform playing areas.  It would force batters to NOT jack up flies trying for home runs.  Fielders would not try to prevent fair batted balls from going into the stands.  Why bother?

This would eliminate home runs as we now know them.  It would encourage teams to push the fences BACK, not in.  More home runs would be hit with fences far from from home plate.

Cool.  Now let's see how many heads explode when they read this.
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David Ortiz May 14, 2008 by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

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