Archive for October 2017

Just like baseball, the bat flip is a simple thing that becomes wonderfully complex.

Well, of course it’s late – and here’s why.

How much rise could a fastball rise if a fastball could rise up?

The night-game times are a-changing as new lighting technology hits big league fields.

Exactly why do players choke up on the bat?

Well-known old scientists, meet lesser-known major league players.

Let’s compare the talents of pitchers and pilots.

Is the follow-up to the humidor doing its intended job?

What are the physics behind some of the best hit balls in the game?

What happens when air decides to get a little pushy?

It’s a top-notch scientific data collection system, but even it has its blind spots.

There’s October baseball at Wrigley Field. There’s also October weather.

How to keep a ballplayer in bronze from tipping over.

If you’re going to hit it hard here’s how to hit it so you hit where you want it.

When fans mistake outfield grass for ocean-side sand.

How do catchers do what they do?

Scaling an outfield wall is even more difficult than it looks.

Making the hot stuff hot, and keeping the cool stuff cool.

Taking another look at one of the more exciting plays in baseball.

A technical look at one of the most beloved sounds in sports.