Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What If?

My pal "DC in DC," who you might remember from such shared photo galleries as "the time the Red Sox went to the White House," sent me a link to an entry from what appears to be a new blog, which attempts to answer the question:

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

It ain't pretty. I'll give you my favorite line below in comments, as it's a major spoiler.

"The shell of x-rays and superheated plasma expands outward and upward, swallowing the backstop, both teams, the stands, and the surrounding neighborhood—all in the first microsecond."

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