Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bill Nye Weighs In On Dice-K

For any of you science minded gamedayers, and probably more appropriately for those of you who tuned out of science in grade 6, this is an interesting article by Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") about Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka's "gyroball". Is the story of Dice-K baseball urban myth, or is the latest hot item out of Japan the real deal and worth signing the to a big offer sheet?

That question, unfortunately, is not going to be answered by science. New pitchers tend to have the upper hand until they've completed one 'lap' of the league, after which players have had a chance to size up their delivery on their video iPods. But there are those 'special players' who come along once and a while who change the game with something new... maybe Dice-K is that player, or maybe this rising sun too, will set.

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