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The Physics of Baseball

The Physics Of Baseball
SF Giants Pre-game Show (June 2003)


Science of Home Runs
PBS Jim Lehrer's Newshour (July 2007)


Out of the Park-The Physics of Baseball
from KQED's Quest Show (June 2007)
Teacher's Guide - Physics of Baseball (pdf)



Giants Fantasy Camp 2014

For my Fantasy Camp buddies (and anyone else interested), here's the video my wife Ellyn shot at various times during camp. The first link below is for Hi-res video. The second link is for slower internet connections.

If anyone would like an HD-DVD version, just email me, Pablo, at
pablo@laserpablo.com and I'll send it to you.

  1) http://laserpablo.com/rockstarscience/GiantsFantasyCamp_large-v3.mov (42min, Hi-res, 1.2 GB)
  2)
http://laserpablo.com/rockstarscience/GiantsFantasyCamp_medium-v3.mov (42min, 482.8 MB)


More Links...


  Anatomy of a Homer
  
AnatomyofaHomer.pdf
  
Babe Ruth
The Babe.mov
      
Anatomy of a Pitch
AnatomyofaPitch.pdf

Vertical Drop Chart
Pitch_VerticalDrop.pdf

Put Me in Coach!--The Physics of Baseball
This is a PDF of a PPT presentation. The email and web site links
will not work when clicked on, but can be copied from the PDF.

  Testing Baseballs--Are They Juiced? (Wired Science Video)

David Kagan's Baseball Website
Understanding Coefficient of Restitution-v2 (pdf)
The Effect of Humidors on Baseballs (pdf)
What Is the Best Launch Angle To Hit a Home Run? (pdf)
  
"The Anatomy of a Pitch: Doing Physics with PITCHf/x Data" (pdf)  
"Pitch Physics to Your Students Using PITCHf/x Data" (pps)
Happy/Sad Balls and the Trampoline Effect (pdf)
     

  Time Warp - Baseball Bat

Negro League Baseball
       
The story of young Cam Perrin and his efforts to bring recognition to players long forgotten in the Negro League Baseball of decades past.

   

Using Pitch FX to Teach Physics (pps)
presented by Paul Robinson at the Pitch FX Summit, July 11, 2009

Unraveling the Scientific Secrets of the Elusive 'Splash Hit' (SF Chronicle)
Barry Bonds Floats Their Boats (NY Times)
Splash Hits (MLB Site)
Barry's Landmark Homers (MLB Site)
Bonds' Milestone Moment, 756th Homer (USA Today Video)
Analysis of Barry Bonds' Record-Breaking Home Run (Alan M. Nathan)

"How to Hit Home Runs" by Mont Hubbard, UC Davis (pdf)
Curveball Illusion - The Break of the Curveball
Physics Of Baseball Pitching Videos at Truveo.com
Pitch Fx Blog by Dr. Pepper
Alan Nathan's website: The Physics of Baseball
Science of Baseball Website--Exploratorium
KQED Quest - The Physics of Baseball
Sportvision--High Speed Video Tracking Systems
NASA Simulation on Curveballs
The Physics of Baseball by Rod Cross
Randy Johnson's No-Fly Zone
Anatomy of a Baseball (Wired Science)
Which is Better, Running or Sliding Into First Base?
"SMHS Varsity Baseball" by Alyssa Royce (vimeo.com)
For Baseball Fans Only (YouTube Video)


Photos...

Price of a ticket in our seats about $75. Season tickets, about $12,000.
Photo with the best wife and dog a man ever had--priceless!
VIDEO -- Giants 2010 World Series Champions Parade by Alyssa Royce
PHOTOS -- FanFest, February 5, 2011

The biggest Trophy of All

The best Wife

Check out this letter from 1950 regarding the signing
of Mays to the NY Giants. How Times Have Changed!



Will "The Thrill" Clark meets Rocky Balboa

Bill Neukom, SF Giants GM - Ellyn & Rocky - Paul

"Why I Should Attend a Luncheon with Giants Managing Partner Bill Neukom" (pdf)
Bill Neukom, San Mateo Bearcat, Class of 1959 (Bearcat News video)

Just For Fun ...

       Brian Robinson as Lord Voldemort at Turner Field, May 2, 2014,
Home of the Atlanta Braves (HD)
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       Here's another episode of Paul Robinson, Ball Dude, this time going for "Ball Dude of the Year" honors (title bestowed in jest by Mike Krukow during his game commentary) on August 24th, 2013, SF Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Watch the Video!


Here's what Noah Joseph "NoJo" Robinson is thinking ...


       My son, Brian, and his bride, Tamar, rode around the ball park with Lou Seal at Monday's game (5/25/09). Checkout the Video


       So you think you want to be a ball dude? It's not as easy as it looks, as you see here on Wednesday June 17th against the Angels and again on Saturday June 20th vs the Rangers. Checkout Game Video
       OK, so I'm no Will Clark--but did I really deserve to be on the "Not the Top Ten Plays" on SportCenter (I'm #3)?
Checkout SportCenter Video


Baseball vs Football
George Carlin's classic


Who's On First?
Abbott & Costello's all time classic (1953)


  
  
SF Giants Baseball Tickets available from Paul

http://PaulsTickets.com