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  1. #1
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    Oct 2005
    Birmingham, AL

    Baseball question about the lights and fly balls

    Not a rules question. I remember being at a game last year and overheard a discussion about the LED lights and how as I recall they didn't light up the underneath of the ball very well? It was had after several fly balls that resulted in the outfielder reacting late because they couldn't see the trajectory of the ball because it disappeared for longer than the old type stadium lighting. Does anyone else know if these two old men were just talking out of their ass or was this an issue?

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    It kinda depends on the system. If they used Musco (who does this stuff all the time), Musco ALWAYS puts up lights on their poles to do exactly thatóprovide uplight on the ball.

    If itís CHM or Qualite or someone else, they donít always do that.

    I donít know DNFs specifics, but if you donít put up lights on the ball, this can definitely be a thing. An LED system would amplify the problem, as they donít have as much glare/spill as the old metal halide systems.
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    Feb 2008
    Lurking in the shadows...
    Ours are Musco, and there are small "spot" type lights mounted on the poles about half way up the outfield poles. They seem to be pointing more upward than outward, not really out toward the playing field though
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