The Science Behind Baseball

NPRI ran across this podcast on NPR. Very interesting and worth the 35 minute investment during your busy life. Listen here.

Talk of the Nation, March 28, 2008 Major League Baseball began its season this week with a series between Boston and Oakland played in Japan. Guests discuss the science behind America’s favorite pastime from statistics, to orthopedics, to the psychology of die-hard fans.

Guests:
Dan Gordon, editor of Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans.
Howard Zelaznik, professor of health and kinesiology at Purdue University.
William Raasch, team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers; associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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