Breaking Down Curveballs

Posted By: 
Rustam Lalkaka
Posted On: 
Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Every wonder why your favorite baseball player flails at a curveball when it reaches the plate? The linked visual illusion, judged best in the world this year by the American Institute of Physics, may have something to do with explaining why a pitch seems to break when it reaches home. It may not put you in the batter's box, but it will leave you similarly confused.