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Hey Jayson Werth, here are a few things in the galaxy harder than hitting a baseball

Jayson Werth says hitting is hardest thing in the galaxy

Hitting in baseball is hard. There's no question about that. But Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, talking with the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore, recently upped the ante on just how extremely hard we should consider putting the bat on the ball to be:

"It's the hardest thing to do. There's nothing harder. I can bake a cake. I could figure out a way to do algorithms. But a guy that knows how to do algorithms could never hit. It's literally the hardest thing to do ... There's nothing harder in the galaxy."

Is Werth right? Is there truly no more difficult task in the entire Milky Way Galaxy? Let's examine a few things that might possibly be more challenging:


Witnessing a transit of Uranus from the surface of Neptune

A transit is when, from your viewpoint on a given planet, another planet appears to move across the face of the Sun. A transit of Uranus from Neptune is the rarest in our solar system, and you'd have to stick around until October of the year 38172 to see the next one. I daresay even the Cubs will have won a World Series or two before then.


Escaping from supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*

Located at the Milky Way's galactic center, Sgr A* has a mass equivalent to 4.3 million Suns, and I ain't talking 'bout Phoenix. If you strayed too close and crossed the black hole's event horizon, it would be literally impossible to escape. You might be a photon of pure light energy, or even Billy Hamilton; no matter what, you wouldn't be coming back.


Observing/understanding dark matter or dark energy

You're probably familiar with "matter." Otherwise known as "stuff." Assuming you're in possession of all your senses, you're probably used to being able to see stuff, hear stuff, etc. But there's strong evidence that there's a lot of stuff in the galaxy, and universe, that doesn't emit or absorb any kind of light or radiation. Spooky, right? But don't worry, dark matter and dark energy are only estimated to comprise a mere 95.1 percent of the universe's total content. And it's not like some scientists even think there might be a dark matter halo surrouding Earth or anything. Oh wait, yes it is. No amount of algorithm-learning will explain this one to you, Jayson.


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