Post by scorekeeper on Oct 17, 2009 16:39:27 GMT -6
Been thinkin’ about this since the announcement was made about studying long toss, so I thought I’d ask. Can’t get shot for that, eh?
Has ASMI or anyone else ever compared mechanics and the forces they generate between throwing off of different height mounds and different slopes?
What got me wondering, was that the difference between flat ground and a 46/60 mound is really very much the same as the difference between current 10” mound height and the old 15” height. I just can’t see why “PITCHING” mechanics would be any different, other than having to change release points, but I wonder if that difference is enough to cause problems.
I also believe that because of the height difference, pitchers have had to change the types of pitches they throw to make up for what physics used to provide, virtually for free. Of course I’m assuming the slope of 1” per foot is maintained, no matter what the height, as it was between then and now in the rule book.
I’m also extremely curious to know if there’s any difference in the forces between a slope of 1” per foot, and say 1.5 or 2” per foot.