I am a big baseball fan and metrics guy. Maybe they’re related somehow. Anyway, I got a real kick of some of the work that was done by the New York Times and ESPN.
The first is a terrific video on the New York Times site about Mariano Rivera and his cutter. It shows dramatically how these pitches happen from the hitter’s point of view. It clarity of explanation needs to be commended.
ESPN has a segment from the TV show Sports Science about the difference between running through first and sliding. There’s a bit more fluff in there but it’s still entertaining.