August 2020

The Natural: Of Curveballs and Content

  • By John Fatteross
  • Aug 4th, 2020
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I know exactly how to hit a curveball. Look for the spin on the ball’s seams as it approaches. Don’t commit too soon. Shorten up my swing. It’s easy. In theory. But in practice? Well that’s quite another, far uglier, story. Sure, with practice I might get better (“Hey, I fouled-tipped that one!”). But the nasty fact is that there are people who are born with the athletic ability and extraordinary hand-eye coordination to mash curveballs, and then there are the other 99.4% of us. All fine and good. Most everyone has something in which they’re simply DNA-hardwired to excel…



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