Anecdotal. Hey if random people on the Internet could figure it out, then our scientists must have this well documented, right? Oh wait, they don't. And neither do you.Originally posted by: Capt Caveman
Of course steroids can increase one's bat speed. Why do you think Ben Johnson and other sprinters have used steroids. Steroids can increase one's strength and speed. Increasing one's bat speed can allow a hitter to wait longer before swinging at a ball giving them a better look at a pitch.Originally posted by: wyvrn
Nice try. Now explain to me why all the researchers in the world looking at this cannot solve the debate by using your simple little equation? Perhaps because the problem is not nearly as simple as you need it to be to justify your stance.Originally posted by: TreyRandom
You said you wanted scientific proof, and I gave it to you, which you didn't address: Force = mass x acceleration. A larger force on the same sized mass will cause a greater acceleration. And steroids gives you that larger force to cause the bat to swing faster.Originally posted by: wyvrn
Page 2 goes on to describe how nobody can prove anything, but they just think it does. Well that does it for me!!!! LOL.
If basic physics can't change your mind, nothing will, I guess.
And when the ball is hitting with greater force due to the increase in strength and bat speed one is not only more likely to hit more home runs but also hit balls pass infielders and outfielders.