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Baseball Makeup

In my high school, if you were a total mathlete you’d take Pre-Cal, if you were fairly into numbers you took geometry or algebra but if you were a total math bozo you took Baseball Math (AKA Applied Math). I think it got it’s name because the Baseball coach always ended up teaching it in the off season. I took it in my Junior year when I had long ago given up on understanding any of that. What I discovered was that somewhere along the line I’d missed some really important stuff that was actually key to understanding the rest of it. Before long I was top of my class (admittedly this wasn’t much of a feat considering most kids...

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