When you place your ballpark side order of peanuts and Cracker Jack this summer, be prepared for a shock. Instead of a box, your Cracker Jack will be delivered in a slimy plastic bag. And instead of a prize, you get a QR code.
Shattering bats might look cool, but they’re really dangerous for both the players and the fans. Why does that happen, and how come bats always seem to snap in the same way?
This isn’t a riddle. I swear to god, I need someone to give me the reason that the Boston Red Sox are having a Star Trek night.
In 1921, a sports writer took Babe Ruth to the Columbia University Psychology Lab to get him to take a series of tests. The results? The world’s most famous athlete was “superior.” Find out how he proved his superior skills.
Does what it says on the tin — animals randomly invading the fields of various sporting events. Dogs get pride of place, and seem to think they're participating. But it's not just dogs.
Look directly at the spinning disk and it will appear to fly straight. Look at the purple "fixation point" at the right, and the disk will keep sliding to the side. It is probably the eeriest thing you've seen today, and this paper will tell you why you haven't really seen it.
RoboCop threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Detroit today, and it was only marginally better than his latest movie. His appearance was supposed to coincide with an unveiling of the long-dreamt-of statue everyone wants to see planted in old Detroit, but alas, that didn't really come off, either.
Japan pro-baseball's Pacific League produced commercials commemorating a Star Wars Day match-up between the Eagles and Hawks. Though the outlook wasn't brilliant for the Imperial nine that day, the Dark Lord of the Sith came through with a home run — albeit with disastrous results.
Stop what you are doing immediately and watch this!!! Dinosaurs are real and they are playing baseball. This Raptor threw the opening pitch at the Padres game. GAME OVER, ALL OTHER TEAMS.
MLB pitcher R.A. Dickey* slings an erratic knuckleball pitch, posing a challenge for batter and catcher alike. The ball has been colorized to highlight its almost total lack of spin, which usually serves to stabilize the ball's trajectory.
In a bow tie, of course.
In this golden age of comic-based entertainment, it can be easy to look back at shows like 1978-82’s Incredible Hulk TV series and feel that it somehow paved the way for today’s hit superhero shows and movies. Easy… but wrong, at least if you’re looking back at The Incredible Hulk episode “The Phenom.”
We know. That's a lot of quotation marks. Also the robot's baseball bat looks a bit like an oversized fly swatter. Whatever – this thing is still impressive.
Theoretical physicist Brian Greene – author of The Elegant Universe and co-founder of the World Science Festival – takes a moment out of his undoubtedly busy schedule to remind us how little we amount to once you subtract the space between some of our ittiest bits and pieces.
Athletes often insert a number of superstitious rituals into their everyday routine. One of the more bizarre rituals came to light in the past decade thanks to former Major League Baseball Moises Alou, who admitted to urinating on his hands to toughen his skin and eliminate calluses. While Alou is retired, the ritual…
Ah, the good old days when entire baseball squads would descend upon ancient monuments and try to bean them into rubble. Such a scene unfolded in 1889, when former ballplayer Albert Spalding led the Chicago White Stockings and All-Americas exhibition team around the globe to promote the sport.
In the late 1800s, baseball players didn't have the luxury of high-tech cameras to capture their in-game bravado. Instead, players would sometimes pose with imperceptibly hung baseballs in portrait studios.
When comic author Mark Andrew Smith (The Amazing Joy Buzzards) and artist James Stokoe (Orc Stain) completed their "minor league baseball team versus unspeakable cosmic horrors" graphic novel Sullivan's Sluggers, something downright criminal happened — barely any comic stores ordered the book.
Life on the International Space Station has its ups and downs (well, technically its ups and ups or downs and downs). Thanksgiving dinner comes in bags, but the views are undeniably ravishing. Another added perk of microgravity? You can play baseball by yourself. Allow ISS astronaut Satoshi Furukawa to demonstrate.
I was recently told that there is a game called 'baseball' being played in this season of the year. Intrigued, I looked into this game of "bases" and "balls," only to discover a physics mystery.