97 minutes | Apr 1, 2021

The Science of [the] Baseball with Dr. Meredith Wills

Baseball is back! During the lead-up to this year’s Major League Baseball Season, we stumbled upon some rather earth-shattering news. Recently, MLB sent out a memo to all teams regarding the monitoring of possible “doctoring” of baseballs with substances to increase spin rate. Several questions have arisen - most notably, what are the possible causes for the increase in home runs over the past several seasons? Dr. Meredith Wills, a renowned astrophysicist who's an expert on baseball construction, stops by to discuss her research on the juiced balls with Kazuki and Brandon. She explains how her intrigue in knitting as well as deconstructing the baseball led her to a major discovery that has shaken the whole foundation of the game. Follow Dr. Meredith Wills on Twitter as well as on LinkedIn to keep up with her latest news.    Check out this exclusive Sports Illustrated article on Dr. Wills' research on juiced balls: - https://www.si.com/mlb/2021/02/09/mlb-ball-is-live-daily-cover Watch Dr. Wills' SABR presentation on the juiced balls here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKGtxDk3H4o Also, listen to her full interview on Mansplain Baseball Elsewhere podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKGtxDk3H4o Follow us now on Twitter!! We're also on Amazon Music and Audible!!! Please listen to us there as well. For more updates about the show, please check out: https://daylightinteractive.com/ For more of Brandon's work, please see here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theairlineguy/ -- --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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