Like a bad disease, a case of the yips can come out of nowhere for unexplainable reasons. If left uncured, they can destroy an athlete's career or set an athlete on a long path of self-discovery.
Sports fans got another glimpse of the yips this week when Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun, a 15-year big league veteran, had a brief spell of inability to throw the ball back to the mound.
Zaun's temporary case of the yips brought back memories of other past baseball players and other athletes who could not handle the seemingly regular task of their craft.
The yips have happened in different sports, but appear to attack baseball players and basketball players the worst. However, a few other athletes had the unfortunate experience to join the list of the ten worst yips in sports.