ESPN has been running a series in search of the Greatest Athlete of All Time. The reporters are using scientific methods to flush out a winner, which I think ended up being Bo Jackson (War Eagle!) Watching from a rowing machine at the gym, I caught a segment that was measuring the impact of Bo’s bat, at this time for the Kansas City Royals - yes, they showed the clip of him walking up the back wall. A factor considered in the formula is the momentum of a pitch thrown at him; the harder the pitch, the harder the hit. The momentum or energy of the swing is transferred or added to that of the ball. There are some other details, like his own effort at making the connection, but a big part of the success of his hit is what’s in the pitch.
|helping set up "HIS" camper|
|Playing Go Fish in the camper|