Sunday, January 24, 2010

Or, he was just lucky as hell.

Willie Mays' classic catch in the 1954 World Series -- in which he turned his back on a fly ball, raced full-speed toward the centerfield wall and, seemingly without looking, caught the ball over his shoulder -- almost seemed to defy physics. How did he know where the ball would be? Science may have the answer.

Without getting too technical, I think it has something to do with how properly fit an outfielders nut cup is. Players today are much better at tracking down deep line shots because of the advent of the Nutty Buddy.

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