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Blog book club: Why a Curveball Curves

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 17, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

At last count, I have 12 new baseball books stacked up here in blog headquarters. People just send them to me.

I’m planning to read most of them and will pass along a mini-review from time to time. The first one I got to was Why a Curveball Curves. The Incredible Science of Sports.

This is not necessarily a baseball book, but there’s a lot of baseball in there. Editor Frank Vizard has put together a series of articles (complete with diagrams and photos) that explain the scientific aspects of sports.

There are contributions from Lou Piniella, Jim Kaat and other experts. You can find out what the “sweet spot” is and, yes, why a curveball curves.

I found it interesting, and this from somebody who spent four years of college avoiding science and math classes. It’s not beach reading, but you’ll be smarter after you read it. I might actually understand what Mike Mussina is talking about now.

Amazon link: Why A Curveball Curves

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