Latest Fastball Stories

2014-05-05 23:06:36

Mike Murphy Baseball, One of Two Launch Sites, Fills Every Available Slot – Owner Praises Technology Concord, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 When former professional baseball player Mike Murphy, owner of the Concord, CA baseball facility that bears his name, became one of only two SmartKage Launch sites he knew it would be a success but not to the degree it turned out. The first day the technology was available, word of mouth spread and every available slot was sold out for the first week....

2014-04-01 23:00:27

While baseball fans cheer as the bat cracks against the ball; that ball can clock over 100 miles per hour. Players must be informed as to how disability insurance can protect their earnings should an injury take them off the field. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Aroldis Chapman was injured recently after taking a baseball to the face. The Reds’ were sparring against the Kansas City Royals during spring training when the game took a dramatic twist. This...

Primates Do Not Have The Same Throwing Strength As Humans
2013-06-26 16:45:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Baseball fans on occasion will become frustrated with even their most beloved pitcher. Balls tossed in the dirt or that get above the umpire may even illicit catcalls and insults, perhaps comparing the ability of the hurler to primates who are notorious for flinging their own feces. A new study from the George Washington University (GWU), however, disputes these opinions and finds our ability to hurl a fastball stems from an ancient...

2010-10-14 10:35:00

Paper in science journal PLoS ONE describes the illusion behind batters' perceptions of 'breaking' curveballs and 'rising' fastballs Curveballs curve and fastballs go really fast, but new research suggests that no pitcher can make a curveball "break" or a fastball "rise." Led by Arthur Shapiro of American University and Zhong-Lin Lu of the University of Southern California, the researchers explain the illusion of the curveball's break in a publicly available study in the journal PLoS ONE. The...

2009-05-17 12:45:09

Washington Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of shoulder tendinitis. The ailment flared up when he hurled five innings Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies. On the team's Web site, Manager Manny Acta said after the contest that Olsen had hurt his left shoulder and was still bothered by the left ankle problems he suffered last Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The doctor gave him a shot, Acta said. He is not going to throw for...

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