Friction and Fly Balls!!

Friction and Fly Balls!!
Friction and Fly Balls!! When you hit a baseball, speed, angle and air resistance all affect how far it travels. Balls hit too low quickly return to Earth; balls hit too high travel a long way vertically, but not far… More »

Lying liars lie!

Lying liars lie!

We lie for many reasons: Glory. Money. Both. Something else. Is there a science of detecting lies? Does the digital realm make lying harder? Easier? Both? More »

Pitching the biomechanics

elbow ligaments and tendon (illustration)
The fate of baseball teams valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and followed by millions of rabid fans can come down to the elbow ligaments of a handful of young men who can throw a ball nearly 100 mph. But that doesn’t mean the best science guides their training. More »

Is humid air heavier than dry air?

Is humid air heavier than dry air?

Is humid air “heavier” than dry air? Hit a home run! Broadcasters of baseball games in mid-summer commonly suggest that the air on a hot, muggy night is “heavy” and that, as a consequence, the ball will not travel as… More »

Sports Doping

What is EPO? What are steroids? Do steroids cause aggression? Are steroidal athletes bad role models? Are we over-reacting to steroid use? More »

Baseball Science

Throw a curve ball. Evade the rainstorm. And don’t get mouth cancer. It’s all in an afternoon’s ball game. More »