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Old 10-08-2017, 23:38   #1
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Humans have experienced a long and storied relationship with tools. From rocks and stays with pocket knives and sonic screwdrivers, we have depended on tools to make our way of life easier and much more efficient. However a recent study shows that our use of tools may also po se s a lot to do with the way we use our hands. A study from the University of Su sex shows that our (humans) penchant for right-handedne s offers Nathan Peterman Jersey quite a bit to do with what a part of our brain thinks about how you can manipulate tools. Our left hemispheres do most of the heavy-lifting with regards to how we interact with tools. This is the way humans as well as their close cousins came into existence right-hand dominant species. This could help let you know that humans developed speech, as the constant working of our left hemispheres the side accountable for speech caused them to get stronger. However, the study implies that this dominance only manifests when the subjects were dealing with inanimate objects. When confronted with animate objects like other animals or themselves no real dominance was shown.
There are lots of studies about handedne s in humans the way it affects their personalities, relationships, careers, etc. From what I found, there really arent many on just how many individuals are left-handed. Perhaps that has to use the truth that they dont distribute lots of grant money just for counting stuff. However, there appears to be a general consensus that about 10% of humans are left-handed. By left-handed, obviously, I am talking about left-hand dominant. Lots of people fall somewhere in the middle along the Edinburgh Handedne s Inventory. Im right-hand dominant, and incredibly much. I actually do everything I can consider as a righty, though Ive learned I sweep like a lefty when curling. I understand lots of people, and you may too, who switch it up, though. They might write and eat left-handed, but throw and bowl and play pool right handed. They may use their right to pick up the phone, but their left to open a door. Again, a lot of it is dependant on what were getting together with. This is actually the point after i discu s actual baseball.
This started just like a large amount of baseball writing, believe me with an incorrect hypothesis. It appeared to me that there were le s switch hitters than there have been even a few years ago. And so i ran the Ramon Humber Jersey numbers, and I was wrong. Pretty badly wrong. So I expanded it out a little. I looked at the percentage of plate appearances that went to batters that the Retrosheet database defined as switch hitters from 1961 to now, commonly known as the development era.
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This is more interesting. It appears as if there were very few switch hitters in early 60s, and EJ Manuel Jersey their heyday fell between the mid-80s and mid-90s. Theyve tapered off a little since then, but are still in higher numbers than the early 80s. So, if each one of these plate appearances are likely to switch hitters, from whom are they taking them?
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It looks like they are taking them from right-handed hitters. Actually, there has been a fairly steady decline in right-handed batters since 1961, an almost 12% stop by fact. Why? If 90% of people is right handed, why do right-handed batters only get half of home plate appearances? Are there just fewer righties in the league? Well, maybe.
Available data doesn't include what hand a player defines as their dominant hand. We can only deal with game data. Because of this, we have to have a sumptions. Among those a sumptions Im going to make would be that the hand a person uses to throw is their dominant hand. It seems like a fair a sumption, comprising all but the truly ambidextrous. Knowing that, there appears to happen to be a slight stop by overall righties within Sammy Watkins Jersey the league.
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But thats only about a 5% drop, therefore it must be something else. Perhaps this is an indication that more naturally-right-handed players are focusing on switch hitting or hitting lefty. This will make a little bit of sense. Right-handed pitching has witne sed a bump over the past 20 years or so.
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So it seems reasonable that GMs and managers are searching for players that can hit in the other side. However, right-handed throwers that is to say, players that catch using their left hands are still preferred or required in many positions for example third base, shortstop, and catcher. So a righty that can hit lefty may have a benefit.
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Since 1961, pure right-handers have been in decline while right-handers who are able to hit in the other side have risen although the exact way this hashes out has fluctuated. Are righty-righty players discriminated against? Do righties who are able to hit in the other side po se s a better shot of reaching the large leagues? Are young right-handers being taught hitting switch or lefty to a sist their chances in getting drafted or getting a scholarship to school? They are all questions I dont have answers to, therefore, the title of this article. But it does seem that baseball players are still break their natural inclination to make use of their right hands to control tools. But is batting left-handed even a pure form of left-hand dominance? I mean, both of your hands take presctiption the bat. Is it simpler to obtain a right-hander to bat from the other batters box than to, say, help them learn to write or Phil Hansen Jersey eat or throw left handed? Man, its days like today If only I were a neuroscientist.
The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle of each one of these questions. Natural lefties might be looked on more favorably. Natural righties may be understanding how to hit left handed. This i sue just like a players clubhouse contributions or a managers true effect on a group deals with sociology, psychology, and biology in a way we cant boil down with simple game data. Maybe humans are evolving into some super race that can use both of your hands at will, and baseball is at the forefront. Or fact that we dont make anything by hand anymore has led to a reduced have to rely on our left hemispheres. Whatever the case, we are able to put this in the bin in which a large amount of baseball research goes. We all know that something is happening. Were just not sure why.
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