I could make this post all about how life throws you curve balls you don’t always see. Or make some other metaphorical reference to batting, but I won’t.
It wasn’t my intent anyway.
Plus it’s Saturday. I’ll leave the deep thinking for another day.
Instead, I present to you a demonstration of why as a batter, a curve balls looks like it is going straight until it curves at the last minute. At a high level, the top spin on the ball makes it appear to be going straight while the whole time it is curving. There is no sudden curve. Pretty cool.
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And yes, I do realize that while this wasn’t a deeply philosophical post, it is scientific which can be deep – just a different kind. And maybe a bit too much thinking for a Saturday. But, I thought it was cool.