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Dadawg_77
01-20-2003, 10:31 AM
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/20030116carroll.shtml

Baseball prospectus did an interview with Dr. Chris Yeager on his research of the bio-mechanics of a baseball swing. Hey Torn, maybe you could use this in one of your classes.

Vsahajpal
01-20-2003, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Dadawg_77
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/20030116carroll.shtml

Baseball prospectus did an interview with Dr. Chris Yeager on his research of the bio-mechanics of a baseball swing. Hey Torn, maybe you could use this in one of your classes.

I wrote a research paper on biomech in baseball last semester. I won't bore you all, but here's a cool site I found dealing with RT.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/reactiontime.html

Fastball Reaction Time imitates a 90-mph fastball thrown by a major league pitcher. While this exhibit doesn't test if you could actually hit a fastball, it does test whether you could react in time to hit one. When you see the "swing batter" screen, a signal in your eye sends a message to a part of your brain that controls your muscles. Your brain must then send a signal to your muscles, telling them to click. Although it takes some time for the signal to travel along each nerve, the major delay in your reaction time occurs at the junction points in between the different nerves involved, and between the nerves and the muscles at your fingers.


5-5 with 5 HR...still got it

:gulp:

Dadawg_77
01-20-2003, 02:51 PM
That is a fun site, I have my office now testing their reaction times.