Archive for May 2015

if you want to understand Statcast, you need to know a little bit about radar.

So much of the detail of the game happens in extremely short time frames

Rounding the bases requires, well, rounding.

Fly balls, Lorenzo Cain and moving pigs: all part of the calculations.

You can’t make up for slow foot speed with a big lead

Answering every question you’ve ever had about baseballs dropped from on high.

This is one that everyone can wrap their head — and arms — around.

A detailed examination of how easy it is for the ball to get wrapped around Fenway’s Pesky Pole.

With the Giants back in the postseason, it’s an appropriate time to examine how a home run comes to land in McCovey Cove.

A spinning baseball does amazing things, as every good pitcher and frustrated hitter knows.