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Monday, April 11, 2005

Why Not 40 or 50-Win Pitchers? The Physics of Flamethrowing...

If you worry about esclating statistics in sports - baseball in particular - see this nice piece by By Noam Scheiber on Slate.com; Why can't anyone throw a baseball faster than 100 mph? And, think about steroids and the 80 Newton-meters of torque acting on a pitcher's elbow when he throws a fastball.
http://slate.msn.com/id/2116402/