Early history[ edit ] The earliest mention of baseball in the U. But baseball executive Albert Spalding disagreed. Baseball, said Spalding, was fundamentally an American sport and began on American soil.
Older typists are "more sensitive to characters farther in advance of the currently typed character than young typists," according to research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. In other words, they type smarter.
But at the same time -- and here's the real trip -- they aren't smarter. Researchers in British Columbia studied decision-making speeds of thousands of StarCraft 2 players and found that cognitive abilities peak at Other research has found that perceptual speed drops continuously after The brain is changing: But the runner on third doesn't notice.
Indeed, this is what differentiates the relatively young and the relatively old: They decline at the same ratebut younger adults just don't notice. For a while, they just figure out how to type faster. This is the miracle of sports: The product of mental decline and physical decline isn't necessarily decline.
The missing variable is, of course, experience. A year-old begins to decline at the same time that he learns how to play baseball better.
The race between age and expertise is what determines whether a baseball player can have the best season of his career years after his body begins to fail.
The year-old runner is a few steps off third base as the pitch is delivered, and the batter pops it feet to right field -- too shallow, it seems, to get him home. To this point in the season, only one sacrifice fly has been shallower, and that one came with the right fielder running and off balance.
This one is a lazy can of corn with an outfielder squared up under it.
But the catch is made with a slight reach back, and Mike Trout bolts home, diving headfirst to get under a high throw. He has lost a step, technically, but he virtually never makes an out on the bases anymore.
Twelve as a rookie, not counting five times caught stealing. He knows what's too shallow and what's deep enough and when the right fielder has to reach juuust back to make the catch.
He's the best player in baseball, and it feels like he will be forever. But one thing you can't stop is time.
Maybe a loss of water content in the spongy lower back disks, for one -- or diminished fastball velocity, for another. There are two outs in the fifth inning in Los Angeles, and the pitcher is A year ago, he was considered, more or less unanimously, the best starting pitcher in the world, with a stretch of more than 1, innings -- the equivalent of six full seasons!
Now he's probably not, and he might rank as low as fifth or sixth. He allows too many home runs; his velocity has been dropping; and he keeps missing time with lower back issues. Early byproduct of aging: There's a lot of debate in the study of aging about what aging actually is -- when it starts, how to define it, why it happens.
One thread goes like this: Through natural selection, our genes have evolved to do certain things meant to help us reach the age of sexual maturity, and they expend a lot of energy simply holding us together until then.
After that point, though, selection is either much weaker or irrelevant. The genes don't give the cells instructions for how to age, and we become something more like inanimate objects, our cells degrading thoughtlessly as we come apart.
Microbiologist Leonard Hayflick, a titan in the field, has argued that aging is explained by entropy -- the tendency for concentrated energy to disperse when unhindered. When the forces of our animacy quit holding us together, we just kind of break, haphazardly.
Or, as Hayflick has put it: A car has to be engineered to run.Major League Baseball Expansion Essay - Bill Giles’ proposed that “teams from corresponding divisions of the two leagues would play a three-or-four-game series, with home fields alternating each year” but still needed the approval of the owners and the players association (Lord, ).
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