First, thanks for all the responses, positive and negative, to my previous post. I’m glad y’all are reading, and delighted to get so many comments.
Anyway… I think the fine folks over at The Birdwatch are onto something. Not on something — onto something.
It looks to my eyes like the radar gun at new Busch Stadium is a little slow. Now, mind you, this is progress from the gun at the old place, which would give you readings anywhere from 40 mph to 111 mph to 9.12 farthings per parsec. But still, it’s odd.
Either basically every pitcher on the Cardinals staff has lost about 3 mph off his fastball, or the gun is slow. Carpenter and Marquis have both routinely read about 89 mph on the gun, and that just seems off.