The Science of Baseball

As Opening Day nears, we take a look at green stadiums, the physics of baseball, and other scientific underpinnings of the U.S. national pastime

Green Diamonds: Baseball Stadiums Take a Swing at Energy Efficiency

Many MLB arenas now incorporate cutting-edge ecofriendly features


Field Equations: The Physics of Baseball

A Q&A with physicist Alan Nathan


Do anabolic steroids make you a better athlete?

A physiologist who himself used to use steroids on why Major League Baseball players--now including Yankee Alex Rodriguez--juice


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    • Science Talk Podcast

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      Dan Gordon, editor of the new book "Your Brain On Cubs" from the Dana Foundation, talks about the neuroscience of baseball players and their fans. And statistician Shane Jensen of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School discusses attempts to get a statistical handle on defense in baseball. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include,

      March 26, 2008 |

    • News Batter Up: Shattering Sticks Create Peril in MLB Ballparks

      Batter Up: Shattering Sticks Create Peril in MLB Ballparks

      Baseball officials are noticing more and more broken bats--and injuries. Where lies the blame?

      July 14, 2008 |

    • 60-Second Science Podcast

      Baseball Luddites Need Video

      Because umpires look for forensic evidence when available, their rejection of video is philosophically incoherent and harms baseball. Steve Mirsky reports.

      May 30, 2008 |

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