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Postby rich101682 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:58 pm

I just spoke to Dusty baker and he says it actually favors white players.

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Postby jjaeger » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:58 pm

I will tell you who it doesn't help...me.

They are killing games left and right here in Chicago and my hopes for the home opener drop by a couple degrees every day:P

The polar bears taking dirt naps at the pole can be relocated to my local park.

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Postby ordinarygenius » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:11 pm

The view from someone who has studied it.

“Pitchers generally have worse control but higher strikeout rates and better luck with balls in play in cold weather. I’m not sure if this favors a certain type of pitcher in the postseason. It might be the case that a pitcher’s “stuff” is an important factor in how the weather interacts with their performance. For example, a pitcher who relies on breaking balls or changeups and are susceptible to control problems might be at a particular disadvantage in cold weather conditions.

From an offensive perspective, this evidence suggests patient lineups will fare well in cold weather when compared to free swinging lineups. Pitchers appear to throw fewer strikes in cold weather and a patient lineup may be more likely to take advantage of this result. Additionally, a batted ball is less valuable in cold weather than warm weather because a batted ball is less likely to fall for a hit or clear the outfield fences in below-55 degrees conditions.”

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/artic ... e-effects/
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Postby dukesimms » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:20 pm

Quote from the Macomb Daily (Detroit area)

Verlander, " I know conditions like this probably benefit me more than the hitters, but I still don't want to go out there." Talking about
days weather of cold, 40 mph wind gusts.
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