FirstCuts: Science Invades Golf, Baseball

Allow me to harness my inner Professor Frink for this one as we dive into a little science crossing into sports from this weekend. ↵

↵Via Gizmodo, we've got an invention that would've single-handedly ruined the movie Caddyshack. The Shadow Caddy is the "fully autonomous 'follow me' golf caddy," toting your clubs without all that complaining. I see two major components missing: Who will get me my beer and who will give me advice so I have someone to blame when I inevitably fail? ↵

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↵According to the official web site of the Shadow Caddy, it is available for rental at courses. Unfortunately, it also appears to be based out of Australia. ↵

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↵In other news of tech and sports, Engadget found this nugget on a baseball cap that can read your mind. The application of this isn't really geared to sports, it's more about the functionality of having a hat on the baseball field that could read minds. ↵

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↵Alex Rodriguez: Don't cry, big guy. Whatever you do, don't you let them see you cry! ↵

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↵Dusty Baker: Of course leaving Edison Volquez in for 150 pitches is a good idea! Look at Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. ↵

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↵Dmitri Young: Is that funnel cake? That girl has funnel cake, I swear. ↵

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↵Manny Ramirez: (crickets) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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