The climate change-steroids analogy in reverse?

Much has been made of the analogy that climate change is like steroids for our weather. But what if we’ve got the thing backwards? Here’s baseball sage Tim McCarver:

It has not been proven, but I think ultimately it will be proven that the air is thinner now, there has been climactic changes over the last 50 years in the world and I think that’s one of the reasons that balls are carrying much better now than I remember. You know, the ball that Ramirez hit out and the ball Freese hit out, I didn’t think either one was going to be a home run, yet they made it.

Joe Buck’s response:

So that’s your inconvenient truth?


  1. I agree, it isn’t steriods which are making the balls travel farther over the last 50 years, its climate change. Yea, that’s it.

  2. Uhhh, wait a minute, don’t they broadcast for Fox Sports? And Tim was a catcher so he took some blow to the head. No excuse I can think of for Joe Buck. His dad deserved Hall of Fame status as a broadcaster.

  3. Can’t wait for Yogi Berra to chime-in on this one such as…”Nobody hits them that far anymore on account of the air being so thin after all these years of people taking deep breaths”.

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