See the Ball, Hit the Ball

@article{Witt2005SeeTB,
  title={See the Ball, Hit the Ball},
  author={Jessica K. Witt and Dennis R. Proffitt},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={937 - 938}
}
Baseball players frequently say that the ball appears bigger when they are hitting well. In describing a mammoth 565-ft home run, Mickey Mantle said, ‘‘I never really could explain it. I just saw the ball as big as a grapefruit’’ (Early, n.d.). George Scott of the Boston Red Sox said, ‘‘When you’re hitting the ball [well], it comes at you looking like a grapefruit. When you’re not, it looks like a blackeyed pea’’ (Baseball Almanac, n.d.). During a slump, Joe ‘‘Ducky’’ Medwick of the St. Louis… 

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