Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Link Roundup, Baseball and Robots edition

Baseball's "hitting slump" probably isn't due to de-juiced balls or steroid deterrents, but about the ever-widening strike zone. Which makes sense, since the vast majority of baseball hits are not homeruns. And anybody that's watched Barry Bonds work the count has to wonder if anything that doesn't hit Barry's bat would ever be called a strike.

And more on the neuropsychology of hitting a baseball. Nerdy, but essential for the baseball-watching neuro-fan.

Check out the Top 10 80's Robots (We Expected to Exist By Now). Embarrass-your-self-at-work funny for the people who found link 2 interesting.

Darshak Sanghavi takes Jerome Groopman to task in Slate's book club for his focus on the efforts of individuals in improving health care, which has become an inherently systems-based practice. Groopman's been on a handful of NPR segments to blast doctors for being arrogant and tunnelvisioned, but I've struggled to really put my finger on what about Groopman's arguments really bugged me. Sanghavi proves why he gets to write on Slate, and I get to write on Sparkgrass.

And, from the somebody-had-to-do-the-study department, having a gun at home increases the risk for a death by suicide.

1 comment:

Michael said...

1988 Dodgers will always be my favorite team of all-time.