Does FieldTurf make outfield assists more likely?

[with apologies to Alan Nathan for the embarrassing physics mistakes]

As impressive as Bautista’s throw was, I couldn’t help wondering how much the Rogers Centre’s artificial turf factored into the play. Everyone always says that artificial turf is “faster,” but what does that mean? And how would it have affected how Butler’s line drive bounced?

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