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CySeymour
05-15-2009, 02:03 PM
Saw this posted in Rob Neyer's blog at ESPN.com. Very cool to look at:

http://www.aip.org/isns/reports/2009/051309visualillusion.html

GOYA
05-15-2009, 04:43 PM
BS

Scientists have been trying to prove a curveball doesn't really curve for years. When's the last time you saw a pitch that had that strobing of light across it? It's a cool illusion but a curveball isn't an illusion. And how many batters watch the ball out of their peripheral vision instead of looking straight at it?

CySeymour
05-15-2009, 06:09 PM
BS

Scientists have been trying to prove a curveball doesn't really curve for years. When's the last time you saw a pitch that had that strobing of light across it? It's a cool illusion but a curveball isn't an illusion. And how many batters watch the ball out of their peripheral vision instead of looking straight at it?

Actually, I didn't take the article to say that a curve doesn't curve....but I did take it to say it doesn't curve AS MUCH as we think.

GOYA
05-15-2009, 07:37 PM
Agreed, it actually says that it DOES curve gradually. But:


the spin of the ball fools the brain into thinking that the ball is curving.

That's the BS part.