Global Warming Threatens Baseball

This is serious:

Careers at stake with each swing, baseball players leave little to sport when it comes to their bats. They weigh them. They count their grains. They talk to them.

But in towns like this one, in the heart of the mountain forests that supply the nation’s finest baseball bats, the future of the ash tree is in doubt because of a killer beetle and a warming climate, and with it, the complicated relationship of the baseball player to his bat.

(Hat tip Belshaw.)


  1. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) should make some stems available; whether the grain is clear is another matter.



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