I may not be the right person to opine about baseball. I like going to the game, the warm summer weather, the hotdog’s and a beer, the environment is great but I am not even a baseball fan. This morning I logged into my twitter account and found a good 2 dozen posts by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist detailing his thoughts while watching the All Star Game last night. Some of his posts are absolutely brilliant and if I could watch games with him next to me I would certainly enjoy baseball more.
For those unfamiliar with twitter –Hi mom! They are like tiny blogs that are restricted to 140 characters or less, sometimes you have to get creative to get your point across.
First Pitch –
Tonight’s @AllStarGame compells me to Tweet what Baseball looks like through the lens of an astrophysicist…
In the 1960s, when we still dreamed, we named a dome, a baseball team, and even the artificial turf they played on “Astro”
You can play baseball on the airless Moon, but only if you find a way not to suffocate & if you don’t care about curve balls.
@AllStarGame: Baseball is ideal for talking & tweeting & tracking stats. Only 30-min of actual playing time in a 3-hr game.
Slowest pitch in Baseball to reach catcher? 30 mph, thrown at 45-deg angle. Any slower and at any other angle hits the ground
About that slow pitch: BugsBunny can throw a slower one. He’s subject instead to Cartoon Laws of Physics
FYI: Laws of physics show that it takes twice as much energy to throw a baseball 100 mph than it does to throw one at 70 mph.
Hand-stitched balls, rubbing mud, leather mitts, wooden bats, pine tar. Baseball: a game untouched by modern materials.
I really think that Major League Baseball should hire him immediately, Neil would certainly bring more to the game than Dennis Miller brought to Monday Night Football, and I loved Miller as a commentator.