Locked On Dodgers: Baseball Aerodynamics Talk with Professor Barton L. Smith

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As promised, Jeff is here with some nerdy talk about why baseballs move the way they do. He’s joined by Professor Barton L. Smith, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University, who has done some really cool research on what he and his team call “seam-shifted wakes.” Jeff and Bart talk about what SSWs are, how they happen, and how that relates to the Dodgers.

Follow Professor Smith on Twitter at @NotRealCertain, and check out his website at https://www.baseballaero.com/. One specific post to check out if you want to learn more, where you can find about an hour’s worth of videos where he explains it all in detail:

https://www.baseballaero.com/2020/03/29/using-baseball-seams-to-create-breakpost-54/

Locked On Dodgers, the daily podcast about the Los Angeles Dodgers with hosts Jeff Snider and Vince Samperio, is part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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