Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses baseball on Mars

The concept of interplanetary baseball is a totally fascinating one. In this clip, Neil deGrasse Tyson fields a question about the physics of baseball if it were to be played on Mars. Not only does Tyson answer the question, he demonstrates his own knowledge about the game — I particularly like the idea about allowing a batter to go to second base if hit by a pitch that would have been ball four.

Will we ever see baseball played on Mars? Perhaps not in my lifetime, but the idea is not entirely outside the realm of possibility.


4 Comments on “Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses baseball on Mars”

  1. wkkortas says:

    So I’m just hitting higher infield pop-ups on Mars? I ain’t gettin’ on no rocket to do that!

  2. Steve Myers says:

    this is a like of what wkkortas commented. had me cracking up.


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