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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    10,000 seems reasonable. Though, the more I think about, the more I think I might put the deGrom number much higher. Getting a hit, not just putting the ball in play, is no easy task. I think 10,000 seems about right for me for ball in play.

    The rest of the numbers are dead on as well.
    I think you'd be surprised how often you'd make contact. I'm guessing about 1 in 20 which gives you 500 chances. At least half of those will be fouls (many of them barely glancing blows) so say 250 balls in play. One of them will find a hole. Remember: the power of your contact is a function of his speed. If you get lucky the ball is going to actually have fair exit velo.

    The practical question is will he hit you first. Getting hit by a MLB fastball might make it psychologically impossible to get back in the batter's box. I'm basically depending on deGrom not screwing around and just throwing strikes because I am a zero threat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I think you'd be surprised how often you'd make contact. I'm guessing about 1 in 20 which gives you 500 chances. At least half of those will be fouls (many of them barely glancing blows) so say 250 balls in play. One of them will find a hole.

    The practical question is will he hit you first. Getting hit by a MLB fastball might make it psychologically impossible to get back in the batter's box. I'm basically depending on deGrom not screwing around and just throwing strikes because I am a zero threat.
    Well, and after the first thousand throws, his arm will undoubtedly be tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    Well, and after the first thousand throws, his arm will undoubtedly be tired.
    LOL. I was giving him infinite time. Of course he will age... but so will I. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I think you'd be surprised how often you'd make contact. I'm guessing about 1 in 20 which gives you 500 chances. At least half of those will be fouls (many of them barely glancing blows) so say 250 balls in play. One of them will find a hole. Remember: the power of your contact is a function of his speed. If you get lucky the ball is going to actually have fair exit velo.

    The practical question is will he hit you first. Getting hit by a MLB fastball might make it psychologically impossible to get back in the batter's box. I'm basically depending on deGrom not screwing around and just throwing strikes because I am a zero threat.
    I’ve taken batting practice at 70 and 80 mph before from a machine. Predictable, 4-seam, strike. After thirty swings at 70 and making solid contact once, I decided to lulz and try the 80. It was embarrassing and hilarious. I can only imagine going into 80 or 90+ cold. I feel like I would be swinging and hoping to adjust mid swing.

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    We used to play pickup flag/touch football after highschool, etc. Nothing big. One guy in the group one day happened to be a DIII FB player, 2nd or 3rd string, I forget. He scorched us without even trying. Zero effort. You looked one way, and he'd be 10 yards past you.

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    Man tries to get to Isle Royale by jet ski; ends up needing a rescue.

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    Re: What The Fark 5: I Can't Believe This Happened!

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Man tries to get to Isle Royale by jet ski; ends up needing a rescue.

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    Would we have been worse off as a species losing a jet-ski rider?
    No. Especially one who tries getting to Isle Royale on a jet ski.
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    Man tries to get to Isle Royale by jet ski; ends up needing a rescue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Man tries to get to Isle Royale by jet ski; ends up needing a rescue.

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    LMAO! What a dumbarse.

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    LMAO! What a dumbarse.
    One hopes he learned his lesson.
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    I don’t have a ***** but I bet this hurt

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    I don’t have a ***** but I bet this hurt

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    Oh my god. ****ing scissors. Oh my god. No no no.

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