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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 curve ball and knuckle ball will be less effective, 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 anaerobic (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.