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Old 04-23-2008, 09:02 PM   #226
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

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Just read the whole thread. Some thoughts:

1) I really don't think it's possible to throw a ball that high
How do you measure how high it goes, anyway? ldo.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:08 PM   #227
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I am now in physical pain from laughing so much, and I think I farted hard enough to follow through a little.

I every one of you mad bastards.

Reading comprehension is for the weak.
Yeah I know these people are idiots. I can't believe anyone thinks this prop bet is doable, there's probably only 1 or 2 people on the planet who can throw a baseball 100yds straight up.....

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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

wow ive lost all faith in humanity. are people REALLY this dumb?
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:13 PM   #229
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I'm levelling btw
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:29 PM   #230
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

Maybe it would best to set up a ramp or some such, so that you can get a running start with some upward momentum to it? Or it would it best be done at a standstill? Either way, throwing a ball that high in the air has to be pretty tough... GL OP.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:43 PM   #231
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

Everything after MasterLJ's post is a level IMO
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:47 PM   #232
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

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consider several facts: how many major league corner outfielders have you seen throw from deep in the outfield to home plate (~300 feet) in the air?

do you have the arm of vlad guerrero?

would your fiends let you buy out for a keg of beast?

not only to you have to throw it 300 feet one way, you also have gravity pulling the ball down the whole time.


I'd say you have a 0% chance of doing this.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:50 PM   #233
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Me and my mates just finished our last day of classes at University of Michigan. We have had an ongoing debate about how far I can throw a baseball in the air. So, we decided to bet a keg of Sam Adams on it.

I bet that I could throw a baseball 100 yards in the air. They said that I couldn't.

I get three attempts at it. Plus a warm up period. We will be doing this in the Big House this week

In high school I could pitch with my top speed around 80 to 81 mph.

Do you think its possible to throw it that far in the air? If not, how far?


John Elway could barely throw it 300 feet. I hope you have an Elway-like arm.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:51 PM   #234
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

I'd be interested to hear whether anybody who played baseball at high school thinks it's possible. I can't honestly see him doing it myself, though. I don't even see how you can get enough bend in the body to release the ball directly upwards with that sort of force without falling over. Good luck, though, OP.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:58 PM   #235
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

QB throws football 53 yards from a stand still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuHXG...eature=related

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just checked the record: tons of 99 yd passes
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:16 PM   #236
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

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Maybe it would best to set up a ramp or some such, so that you can get a running start with some upward momentum to it? Or it would it best be done at a standstill? Either way, throwing a ball that high in the air has to be pretty tough... GL OP.

got some serious chuckles out of this
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:21 PM   #237
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

this thread tilts me so bad
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:26 PM   #238
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

i played 4 yrs varsity baseball
2 years college

sr yr hs our catcher, who got drafted 5th round by the twins bet us all he could throw a ball from home plate on a 3 step run over our 375 CF fence. of course i called bull**** and bet him 50$.. best 50$ i ever lost.. The fence was even 10 ft high.

it can be done..

and to the dumbfkuck who said how many major leaguers throw it 300ft.
a. they are usually in a stand still
b. if they threw it 300 ft, it would land in the stands, they usually are only bout 200 ft away
c. you are a moron


an above average player who has time to prepare for bout 2 weeks with long toss can get this done no doubt
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:28 PM   #239
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Re: Prop Bet: How far can a baseball be thrown in the Air

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QB throws football 53 yards from a stand still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuHXG...eature=related

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just checked the record: tons of 99 yd passes
I don't think is right, up in Canada they have a bunch of 109 yards passes, and those guys are all NFL rejects. No way they can throw farther.
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