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The Arizona Humidor

May 2, 2017

Shaggy asked in another post when the humidor is coming in.

This month, apparently… first link  below says “within a month from now [published April 20]”.

If you want to geek out on the science, specifically exit velocities (TL;DR: balls that are stored in humid environments absorb water, get heavier, and travel less far when hit), read these articles in sequence (there are other links inside the articles too):

http://www.hardballtimes.com/a-humidor-at-chase-field-whats-up-with-that/

http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/a-humidor-in-chase-field-is-a-big-deal/

Basically, exit velo drops by 3.8 mph off the bat.

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