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Old 07-12-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Relativistic Baseball

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The answer turns out to be “a lot of things”, and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). I sat down with some physics books, a Nolan Ryan action figure, and a bunch of videotapes of nuclear tests and tried to sort it all out. What follows is my best guess at a nanosecond-by-nanosecond portrait:

Better start working on my off-speed stuff
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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You'd mess up the time continuum.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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From the linked article..

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Everything within roughly a mile of the park is leveled, and a firestorm engulfs the surrounding city. The baseball diamond is now a sizable crater, centered a few hundred feet behind the former location of the backstop.

That sounds pretty bad.....shouldn't your post have come with a warning to kids to not try this at home?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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You'd mess up the time continuum.
We'll get Emmett "Doc" Brown to work on fixing that problem.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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I saw this occur in a Looney Tunes cartoon not long ago. Had to get a new TV.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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So how come this violent reaction isn't triggered when The Flash runs near light speed?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I bet you'd probably have a nice sting in the hands.
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