The Tao of Catch:
Proprioception & synecdoche
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Eye-hand coordination. Proprioception. Judging where the ball is
heading and where to be to catch it. "Catch" is a synecdoche.
The activity may be named after one aspect, but it involves two:
throwing and catching. It has no apparent relevance to anything
other than itself and what it is part of -- that is, other ball games --
and may have no intrinsic appeal if considered solely within that
But as the motor skills involved are fairly gross, the training
of coordination enables a refinement which can be transferred to finer
coordination skills. Like colouring inside the lines. It is sexist (or
genderist) to consider "catch" a boy thing. I played catch as a child, a
girl child. It never made a real boy out of me. But I am very
coordinated when not bumping into walls.
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