Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory
OUT THERE FEB. 11, 2016 The New York Times
LIGO Hears Gravitational Waves Einstein Predicted
By DENNIS OVERBYE, JONATHAN CORUM and JASON DRAKEFORD
it is a ringing confirmation of the nature of black holes, the bottomless gravitational pits from which not even light can escape, which were the most foreboding (and unwelcome) part of his theory
Baseball black holes are those of ideas, which are trapped in our lack of imagination.
- The catching position prevents us from using a simple fixed target as the way strikes are determined. It forces/allows a human being to function as a backstop. Eliminating the catcher, forces base runners to wait until the pitch is hit with a bat before they may advance. Foul territory would, of course, be extended 45 feet towards second from the back of the plate to eliminate dribblers and short bunts. The catcher could be deployed elsewhere, probably close enough to make tag plays at home. Better planetary alignment.
- The pitcher's mound replaced the pitcher's box, which made much more sense. Bring back the pitcher's box. Pitchers now throw from an elevated position and ever closer to the front of home plate, which is 60'6" from the rubber minus the 17 inches from the back of the plate to the front. Six foot ten inch Randy Johnson, one foot taller than fellow Hall of Fame southpaw Whitey Ford, got to release the ball probably about 18 inches closer to the front of the plate than Ford. Pitchers should release the ball from the same distance,which should be in the center of the diamond, about 63'6", three feet further back from where they now start their leap towards the front of the plate. Johnson warped gravitational waves.
- Non uniform playing areas make home runs both random and unfair. They distort and pervert our normal all American sense of fair play. Home run distances and wall heights should be the same in all directions in all parks. Anything other breaches the space time continuum.
- Not permitting players to re-enter games never made any sense. It could easily be done within the confines of the batting order, i.e., the player may only replace a player in the same batting order position.
- As posted yesterday it makes at least as much sense as the way it has been done for each inning to start with the top of the order, you know, the batters we want to see, not the ones whose appearance warrants a break, possibly including a quick run to the deli.
- A two hour time limit would put games in line with other forms of entertainment. Baseball has clock rules but not for overall time and it does not enforce the ones that it does have. Space and time need balance.
- If lowering and moving the pitchers does not do the trick, rules should be tweaked to establish a balance between pitchers and batters. .500 on base average (percentage) has been achieved only 14 times since 1903 by only five batters.
That's ridiculous. League on base average should be .500. Football and basketball do not have such a black hole.
Einstein would approve.