Archive for March 2019

As teams take the field for spring training, a look at the physics behind fungo bats.

Let’s go to the tape.

When it comes to bad hops, explanations abound.

It may still leave a bruise, but physics suggests a few ways to lessen the impact of a hit-by-pitch.

The offset between a ball’s center of mass and its geometrical center can alter its flight path.

How intimidating is Boston’s big green left field wall to home run hitters?

What actually goes into snapping a bat over your knee?

When a ballpark goes boom, how exactly does it work?

A change in the baseball’s drag coefficient is responsible for the home run spike, but what exactly is a drag coefficient?