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Monday, April 04, 2011

Study: Pitchers more likely to 'bean' batters in hot weather

...but only in retaliation:

Baseball pitchers intentionally "bean" more batters in retaliation during hot weather, finds a new study.

...Researchers speculated that the uncomfortable weather may make pitchers more likely to interpret the prior hit to their teammate as “deliberate and hostile” rather than accidental, and seek revenge.

“We found that heat does not lead to more aggression in general. Instead, heat affects a specific form of aggression. It increases retribution,” Richard Larrick, a management professor, said in a news release.

I wonder what possessed them to even wonder about this. Fear that global warming will lead to more bench-clearing brawls, maybe?


posted by BubbaFan, 6:23 PM


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