Science Explains Why the Yankees Suck

The New York Times, reporting on a new study by British psychologists who explain why it’s so hard to judge a line drive:

The problem Damon and Abreu face, the scientists say, is a product not only of human biology and the laws of physics, but also of our environment. We live, generally speaking, in a world of slowly moving objects, and things that move fast are, under normal circumstances, rarely moving at us. Our motor responses to moving objects have evolved to deal with this ordinary world, not the world of fast-flying baseballs.

Next up, a time-series study of ARod’s gag reflex.

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