Baseball analyst blames rise of homers on global warming

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Posted on April 28, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 28 at 6:25 PM

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A lot of things have been blamed on global warming over the years, but the always quotable MLB broadcaster Tim McCarver has a new theory: maybe "climactic change" is to blame for a rise in home runs.

The bizarre idea was noticed by Deadspin. In the video, McCarver says "it has not been proven," but he believes thin air is a factor for the rise in long balls.

"There have 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," he said.

Home runs are actually down over the last five years in comparison to the late-1990s and early 2000s.

Watch the video

 

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