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Why do automatic batting cages have two sides at different speeds?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24532points) February 16th, 2020

When I went to a batting cage the left side was 50 kph and the right was 60 kph? For the same ball. At the same time.

Was it to throw a curve ball? To increase the difficulty?

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It could be that the 50 kph side, was set for or had thrown a curve ball. Usually a curve ball thrown by a pitcher, will be slower than their fast ball.

Generally, I’d say curve balls are harder to hit for batters who lock their eyes on the pitcher, but because of their slower speeds, they’re easier to hit if the hitter keeps his eyes on the ball’s current and expected paths.

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