I saw no reference to baseball players in the summary, yet there were gobs of soccer players, and I submit that the ability to size up a complex baseball situation and act accordingly, and the ability to size up a baseball coming to you from the pitcher at speeds up to 100 mph and react to it, are certainly more difficult that kicking some damn ball down the field or trying to interfere with it.
posted on 01/31/2013 2:43:34 PM PST
Love your Captain Obvious photo. My thoughts exactly: It took a study to ‘prove’ that stars like Wayne Gretsky, Ted Williams, and dare I say it, Ray Lewis, see and compute action faster than other people.
posted on 01/31/2013 4:04:53 PM PST
(Welcome to post-rational America.)
I will buy this. I remember in school being taught how to hit a baseball and the man kept on saying : Watch the ball!
And I kept thinking: What ball?
posted on 01/31/2013 4:23:17 PM PST
(200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
Some time ago, I had a neighbor who was a pro motorcycle racer (Camel Pro/Winston Pro at the national level). He showed me one night that he could glance at a 33 1/3 record (yes, it was that long ago) for a second or two as it was playing and "capture" the entire label's contents. He repeated back everything that was printed on the label - song titles in order, running times, composers, even the tiny print of the copyright notice around the outside of the label.
posted on 01/31/2013 4:34:31 PM PST
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