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... would effect how the ball travels through the air
Quote from: ZhadowFox on 21/02/2011 07:03:39... would effect how the ball travels through the airWhen the air is thinner (at high altitude) pitching techniques like newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curve_ball#Physics_of_a_Curveball [nonactive] and newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knuckle_ball [nonactive] will be newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_effect [nonactive], so the batter will get a direct hit of the ball more of the time => more home runs.A batter will also be able to hit the ball further in thinner air. Fielders work is newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaerobic_exercise [nonactive] (like a sprinter) so I doubt the lower level of atmospheric oxygen at altitude would reduce their performance: I doubt it would cause them to run slower over short distances, provided they were well rested between exertions.
This could be counteracted by the Dome/Roof at Coor's Stadium in order to make games played under a more controlled environment.
I don't quite understand the call of the mountains reference.