View Full Version : The Coors Field Humidor
05-17-2006, 02:58 PM
Our secret weapon. They showed the difference in opponent hitting and the increase in pitching. Third year. I imagine that it shoots out at the stadium rim and makes the air more heavy. Said they leave it off to give hitters confidence. That's a huge outfield.
05-17-2006, 03:21 PM
I believe the humidor is only used to store the baseballs in...
05-17-2006, 03:25 PM
Oh...your probably right. I was a little confused there evidently. I guess it was the way they said it. I am pretty sure they said the stadium was humidified or something. Great game on...imagine a scoreless tie into the 5th at coors.
05-17-2006, 03:43 PM
I just wish cigar smoking was allowed at Coors Field.
05-17-2006, 04:02 PM
Storing the balls in the humidor makes them heavier - thus harder to hit out of the park. According to the Rockies, prior to the humidor, the balls weighed in at 4.6 ounces. They now weigh around 5.12 ounces -
"The Rockies believe the pitching problems at Coors Field could be at least partially corrected if the weight specifications MLB has for its baseballs weren't contradictory to its humidor/ball-shipping specifications. By rule, a baseball can weigh from 5.0 to 5.25 ounces and measure from 9.0 to 9.25 inches in circumference.
This is not an insignificant variance. MLB's own study at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2000 found that a well-struck, 5.25-ounce, 9.25- inch ball could travel up to 49.1 feet less than a 5.0-ounce, 9.0- inch ball.
The current humidor settings, however, cannot sufficiently offset altitude's effects to pump the baseballs up to 5.25 ounces. According to Kevin Kahn, the Rockies' chief of ballpark operations, and humidor engineering head Tony Cowell, the balls put in play at Coors Field weigh about 5.12 ounces, on average. "
source - http://danagonistes.blogspot.com/2005/05/coors-field-fun-facts.html
05-17-2006, 04:16 PM
It's been great, I hated those 12-11 games, it was over the top.
05-17-2006, 04:29 PM
Just a shame Hurdle wasted Jennings' stellar performance by leaving him in too long
05-17-2006, 04:32 PM
WTF was it with the manager there?
05-17-2006, 04:59 PM
I guess he wanted to give Jennings the chance to pick up the win.
He let heart rule his head.
When your starting pitcher has thrown over 100 pitches and loads the bases, it's time to bring in the fire crew
05-17-2006, 05:19 PM
Helton made the last out of the game, with a runner on 2nd for the tie and a runner on 1st for the win.
Some isn't right with Helton these days.
He is 2 homers I think, and it's nearly the end of May. He may have spent time on the DL, but still, its hardly $15m+ worth of production, and 40% of the payroll