Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, July 24, 2011

weather.com: Ejections and Heat: Rising Together

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the number of ejections in the past 10 years has actually increased with the rising summer temperatures. Using information from Stats LLC, the study concluded that temperatures below 50 degrees yield just 5.8 ejections for every 100 games played in that weather from 2001 to 2011. From there, the average total goes up to 7.2 ejections every 100 games played in temperatures between 50 and 59 degrees, 8.4 in games between 60 and 69 degrees, 8.6 in games between 70 and 79 degrees and exactly 10 in games in the 80s.

For temperatures 90 and above, we see an average of 11.4 ejections for every 100 games, so without fail, higher temperatures mean a higher possibility of a player or coach getting ejected. So, why would the summer months lead to more ejections?

bobm Posted: July 24, 2011 at 06:03 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: general

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Something Other Posted: July 24, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3884486)
Was the editor of the WSJ so exhausted by taking it up the ass for the wealthy that he decided it was time for a "rain is wet!" study?

Speaking of taking it up the ass, this from the NYT

Across the Irish Sea in Dublin, Enda Kenny [Taoiseach of Ireland] took on the actual pope, making a blazing speech about the Vatican’s unconscionable behavior in the pedophilia scandal.

After 17 years of revolting revelations, Kenny said the latest report on the Cloyne diocese in County Cork exposed “an attempt by the Holy See to frustrate an inquiry in a sovereign, democratic republic as little as three years ago, not three decades ago.”

The report, he said, “excavates the dysfunction, disconnection, elitism, the narcissism that dominate the culture of the Vatican to this day. The rape and torture of children were downplayed or ‘managed’ to uphold, instead, the primacy of the institution, its power, standing and ‘reputation.’

“Far from listening to evidence of humiliation and betrayal with St. Benedict’s ‘ear of the heart,’ the Vatican’s reaction was to parse and analyze it with the gimlet eye of a canon lawyer. This calculated, withering position being the polar opposite of the radicalism, humility and compassion upon which the Roman church was founded.”

Pulling back the curtain to expose the profane amid the sacred would have been remarkable coming from any leader in one of the many countries scarred by pedophile priests, but from the devoutly Catholic prime minister of a nation whose constitution once enshrined the special position of the church, it was breathtaking.


If he didn't have the protection of his title, in how many countries would the Pope have been arrested?
   2. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM (#3884487)
snapper bait...
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 25, 2011 at 07:49 PM (#3884900)
If he didn't have the protection of his title, in how many countries would the Pope have been arrested?


Conversely, perhaps the apparent indifference on the part of legal authorities over the decades only serves as proof of the Holy See's divine providence.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to sign with the Red Sox for $72 million
(15 - 11:48am, Aug 22)
Last: DL from MN

Newsblog10 episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ every sports fan needs to watch
(43 - 11:48am, Aug 22)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogDowney: Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already
(40 - 11:48am, Aug 22)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogPhillies have decisions to make heading into '15
(18 - 11:47am, Aug 22)
Last: Ziggy

NewsblogCubs place struggling Edwin Jackson on the disabled list
(55 - 11:47am, Aug 22)
Last: Good cripple hitter

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(4875 - 11:43am, Aug 22)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-22-2014
(9 - 11:20am, Aug 22)
Last: Batman

NewsblogA Look Inside Baseball's Ever-Evolving Stimulant Culture | Bleacher Report
(18 - 11:10am, Aug 22)
Last: RMc's desperate, often sordid world

NewsblogFG: Brian McCann Probably Couldn’t Be Given Away For Free
(43 - 11:10am, Aug 22)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread August, 2014
(495 - 11:06am, Aug 22)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogOT August 2014:  Wrassle Mania I
(64 - 10:52am, Aug 22)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1957 Ballot
(3 - 10:49am, Aug 22)
Last: MrC

NewsblogESPN’s Jayson Stark: Phillies shake-up coming, Ruben Amaro not safe
(4 - 10:47am, Aug 22)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-22-2014
(2 - 10:29am, Aug 22)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogMegdal: Humble shortstop Marty Marion should be in Hall contention
(60 - 10:09am, Aug 22)
Last: bobm

Page rendered in 0.1000 seconds
53 querie(s) executed