POSTED 4 APRIL 2002
(With apologies to Take
me out to the ball game):
Photo of New York Yankees Baseball Team , Oct. 19,
have chucked the first balls of the baseball
season, and we trust the umpires declared each such rusty throw a strike.
Seriously, baseball season is upon us, and that's got us Why Filers thinking
about neat stuff.
different about baseball in Colorado? (Hint: It's not that Rocky Mountain
Why do balls curve in the air?
And what happens when baseball players tuck
those disgusting wads of tobacco into their cheeks?
Baseball. It may be the American pastime. But that
won't prevent us from exploiting it to talk science and math.
Play ball. On baseball's opening day, March 31, 2002, the GOES 10 satellite
measured water vapor 8 km up in the atmosphere. NOAA.
A home run. What's the atmosphere
got to do with it?