hit by pitch

Hit-by-Pitches and Climate Denialism

Ann’s post regarding the potential effects of climate change on the number of hit batters raises some critical issues on the national pastime.  And of course, I’d be delighted to sign up for the field study.  But climate deniers already have a ready answer. After all, they will ask: how do we know that the …


Climate Change and Major League Baseball

In what may be the most serious repercussion yet from predicted temperature rises, NPR is reporting this morning on Professor Richard Larrick‘s research showing that as temperatures increase, so does the number of batters who get hit by pitches.   Moreover, when a batter gets hit by a pitch, retaliation by the opposing team increases …