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Tim McCarver: Global Warming Increasing the Number of Home Runs ( so it's not steroids?)
NewsBusters ^ | 4/28/2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 04/29/2012 10:48:15 AM PDT by Signalman

There have been all kinds of reasons given for the increasing number of home runs in baseball over the decades including more tightly-sewn balls, steroids, improved fitness training programs, and bat technology.

On Saturday, renowned Fox sportscaster Tim McCarver blamed it all on Al Gore's favorite money-making scam.

"It has not been proven, but I think ultimately it will be proven that the air is thinner now, there have been climactic changes over the last 50 years in the world, and I think that’s one of the reasons balls are carrying much better now than I remember," McCarver said during Saturday's game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

He then commented about some recent shots that went further than he would have expected leading his co-announcer Joe Buck to marvelously ask, “So that’s your ‘inconvenient truth’ about Major League Baseball?”

"Well," the former catcher responded, "I think they’re going to find that out one of these days, yes I do."

"That’s a theory," he continued, "but we’ll see."

So now you can't even turn on a baseball game without being propagandized on this issue.

Heaven help us.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: agw; globalwarming; mccarver
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1 posted on 04/29/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
Nobody ever accused Tim of being the sharpest knife in the drawer.
2 posted on 04/29/2012 10:49:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Signalman

Nah! It couldn’t be steroids or all these new Little League fields (i.e Citizens Bank Park) they play on now it, so it must be Global Warming

Though the world has been starting to cool over the last 5 years and Home Runs having been trending down, so hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


3 posted on 04/29/2012 10:53:30 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Signalman

McCarver’s biographies give ample evidence of physical prowess, but also indicate that he is a mental lightweight. He should stick to sports and leave the important things up to people smarter than he is—which probably includes most of us.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 10:56:28 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s time for another park for Tim- The dog track!


5 posted on 04/29/2012 10:56:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Signalman
So if global warming has caused home runs to increase, how come Nantucket isn't under water yet?

ML/NJ

6 posted on 04/29/2012 10:57:34 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Signalman
So if global warming has caused home runs to increase, how come Nantucket isn't under water yet?

ML/NJ

7 posted on 04/29/2012 10:57:43 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Signalman

Tim’s an idiot. He should stick to baseball.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

He’s not even that smart when it comes to baseball.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Signalman

The cuckoo bird comes out thirteen times to cuckoo on that one.


10 posted on 04/29/2012 11:03:30 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Signalman
Please, Tim....can you tell my team where the warmest part of the planet is so they can get some of these home runs?

Just kidding....go Angels!!

11 posted on 04/29/2012 11:05:17 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Indeed. Astute scientific observations from a washed up jockstrap. Almost as good as coming from a washed up divinity school flunk-out.
12 posted on 04/29/2012 11:08:32 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Signalman

This is strange because I’ve been wondering lately if Taco Bell’s new Doritos® Locos Tacos might have something to do with it.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 11:09:28 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Churchillspirit

Global warming hasn’t helped Albert Pujols.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 11:10:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Signalman

What global warming? Temperatures haven’t increased in 20 years?


15 posted on 04/29/2012 11:11:47 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Signalman

Manager comes to the mound and looks at pitcher who has just given up a homer. Pitcher says if it just wasn’t for that Global Warming it would have stayed in the park.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 11:12:42 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Signalman

Sounds like is ‘writer’ must have been having a bad day....


17 posted on 04/29/2012 11:13:28 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: RightWingConspirator

Where is Dion Sanders to take care of McCarver when you need him? ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO9jo8XkOfA


18 posted on 04/29/2012 11:17:47 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Signalman

I never knew McCraver was such a dumb ass....


19 posted on 04/29/2012 11:20:56 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Signalman

It’s the work of baseball pixies.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Signalman

I have dropped turds with higher IQs than Tim.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 11:23:11 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

His ignorance of meteorology is only matched by his ignorance about baseball.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 11:24:15 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Signalman
"It has not been proven, but I think ultimately it will be proven that the air is thinner now, there have been climactic changes over the last 50 years in the world, and I think that’s one of the reasons balls are carrying much better now than I remember," McCarver said during Saturday's game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Maybe global warming is also responsible for expanding MLB from the 20 teams in McCarver's time to the 30 teams now playing and diluting pitching talent. It has not been proven, but I think ultimately it will be proven that global warming is responsible for anything and everything.
23 posted on 04/29/2012 11:33:32 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Signalman

Too many years behind the plate without the proper protective gear, Timmy! Get help, moron.


24 posted on 04/29/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Signalman

How does Tim explain the increase in no hitters and perfect games?


25 posted on 04/29/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT by bsdsan
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To: Signalman

It’s true. Tim is absolutely right.

Last year I hit 58 home runs.

And I don’t even play baseball. Not even last year.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 12:01:44 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Signalman

Athletes are bigger, faster and stronger now than in years past, but this applies to EVERY major sport. Just the way it is.

BTW, the Earth’s climate is always changing, and that doesn’t imply that humans are responsible for it - 95% of yearly CO2 comes from volcanoes, 5% from humans ...


27 posted on 04/29/2012 12:05:34 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

So Babe Ruth had SUVs to thank for all of those home runs he hit?


28 posted on 04/29/2012 12:06:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Signalman

So if we had global warming in 1972 the Reds would have beat the A’s since Joe Rudi’s great catch against the outfield wall would not have happened since that ball would have been a HR. Wow!!


29 posted on 04/29/2012 12:12:17 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: Signalman

The insane are running the asylum. Back in 2010-2011 we were told that global warming caused more snow because warmer air holds more water. So, if the air now holds more water, its density has increased. Thus, there should be less home runs, not more.


30 posted on 04/29/2012 12:39:22 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Signalman

Is the air thin or is Tim McCarver’s brain thick? Maybe global warming is making Tim dumber.


31 posted on 04/29/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Signalman

There’s a reason I can’t hit the mute button fast enough when I hear that idiot Tim McCarver’s idiotic voice.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 12:47:53 PM PDT by JoeDonnellymakesmepuke
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To: bsdsan

No hitters come from climate change. Home runs from global warming. Increased base stealing from global warming. Everybody knows this.

As well...the Yankees always win excessively during periods of drought. The Dodgers win in years with a 4. The Cubs always win when the right guy pays the right bribe. The Rockies typically lose on Wednesdays. Babe Ruth was a global warming enthusiast.

Yeah, this all makes sense now.


33 posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:14 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: dfwgator
Global warming hasn't helped Albert Pujols.

And as a resident of Texas I expect you hope it stays like that!

34 posted on 04/29/2012 1:21:04 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Heh heh.....you got that right.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 1:22:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Further proof that the Cardinals’ organization isn’t stupid.


36 posted on 04/29/2012 1:24:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’s a known moron.....


37 posted on 04/29/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: dfwgator
It is also going to be fun to see how Darvish deals with the Texas heat when he is used to pitching in a climate controlled stadium - and pitching every five days instead of once a week.

We live in interesting times.

38 posted on 04/29/2012 1:29:02 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Fortunately, the Rangers have one of the deepest bullpens in MLB. They have the luxury of having their starters only having to go 5-6 innings.


39 posted on 04/29/2012 1:35:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Looking forward to the Rays v Rangers game in three hours.

How is the weather there?

40 posted on 04/29/2012 1:58:04 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Chance of a shower here and there, but they should get the game in.


41 posted on 04/29/2012 2:02:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Signalman

Tim is nuts! Everyone knows baseball players are all aliens today! What other explanation fits all the facts?


42 posted on 04/29/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Signalman

One too many foul balls to the noggin for Tim


43 posted on 04/29/2012 2:36:29 PM PDT by archaicoldschool (.)
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To: Signalman

So then global warming stopped 11-12 years ago? That’s when home run totals began falling dramatically. Of course, the crackdown on steroid use has had no impact whatsoever...


44 posted on 04/29/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Signalman

AH Maybe it is roids are increasing the Homers. Explain me how Pujols has no homers yet?


45 posted on 04/29/2012 6:55:32 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Signalman

AH Maybe it is roids are increasing the Homers. Explain me how Pujols has no homers yet?


46 posted on 04/29/2012 6:55:49 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Mozilla
Tim McCarver: Global Warming Increasing the Number of Home Runs ( so it's not steroids?)

Global warming is increasing the number of nutty things whacked-out delusional people are attributing to global warming--wait a second, okay, I'm still possibly out of that section on a standard Venn diagram of what I'm positing.
47 posted on 04/29/2012 7:05:40 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: dfwgator
"Ruth"

I read the book "The Year Ruth Hit 104 Homeruns" by Bill Jenkinson. Ruth last played in 1935. The year that he supposedly would have hit 104 homeruns, if the fences were the same distance they are now, was 1921. Since that time, no player has come close to the distances Ruth achieved on his homeruns as tabulated by Jenkinson. Todays sluggers have weight training, hitting coaches, film, and uh steroids. Ruth trained on fatty foods, stogies, and liquor.

48 posted on 04/29/2012 7:28:31 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Babe would have hit more home runs, if only he cut down on the smoking, and the drinking, and the sex....especially between the innings.


49 posted on 04/29/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Signalman
Although it is counter intuitive to most of us, at the same altitude, the fact is a baseball (or golf ball or whatever) will travel further on hot, humid days than on cooler, less humid days. The air is actually thinner under the hot, humid conditions than in dryer, low humidity conditions. It took an aircraft pilot to explain the air-density / altitude stuff to me. For pilots, it's a real big deal.

McCarver is also an idiot for buying the global warming crap, but the fact remains that in the same ball park you will see more home runs under high humidity conditions than in low humidity conditions. The air is actually thinner when the humidity is high.

Read more about it here.

50 posted on 04/29/2012 8:02:14 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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