Trash Talk From An 80-Year-Old Hitter: “Throw Me A Real Pitch!”

Neurogeek Bradley Voytek describes how he met neuroanatomist Marian Diamond — on the softball diamond. He was a Ph.D. student in neuroscience. She was a very senior faculty member, close on 80 at the time, according to Voytek:

We were at the neuroscience picnic during the first year of my PhD. I was pitching in the softball game and she came up to bat.

She was about 80 years old at the time.

I lobbed her a soft pitch and–I kid you not–she grabbed it out the air with one hand while still holding the bat with the other and says to me, “No. Throw me a real pitch,” and throws the ball back to me.

She’s an amazing woman.

via Oscillatory Thoughts: The Neural Correlates of Cake.

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