Pain At The Plate: Heat Increases Pitcher Retaliation

first_imgNPR:Richard Larrick has been bothered by something for two decades.“Twenty years ago, I’d done a paper with some graduate students just showing that in hotter temperatures, pitchers are more likely to hit batters with pitches,” says Larrick, a professor at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.Was it because they would sweat more, and the ball might get slippery and hard to control? Or was it something intentional?“Laboratory research has shown that if you put people in a hotter room, they’re more likely to act aggressively toward someone else,” sometimes without even being aware of it, he says.Because ballgames aren’t played in a lab, Larrick looked through 50 years of baseball statistics to see if he could see the effect of temperature on aggressive behavior.“We can look at every game and every plate appearance, and just look at what the chances are of a batter being hit,” he says. As he reported in the journal Psychological Science, there was a definite pattern. Pitchers were more likely to hit a batter if earlier in the game, one of their teammates had been hit. But that’s not all.Read the whole story: NPRlast_img read more

Special Week In Review – Swan Lake Fire Highlights

first_imgThursday 6/27Thursday 6AM Update: Fire Operations Making Progress, Expect Delays To Continue, Thursday Noon Update: Crews Complete Intentional Burning Along Sterling Highway Friday 6/28Noon Update: Crews Work To Finish Burnout Operation Along The Sterling Highway Wednesday 6/26Wednesday Update: Crews Continue Strategic Firing Operations, Fire Operations Within 200 ft. Of The Highway, Expect Delays To Continue Monday 6/24Monday 3PM Update: Swan Lake Fire Continues To Impact Sterling Highwaycenter_img Tuesday 6/25Tuesday Noon Update: Plan For Significant Travel Delays, HEA Has De-Energized Transmission Tie Line Due To Swan Lake Fire FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from the Swan Lake Fire from this past week.last_img read more

Levski repaid the loan ahead of schedule and announced other important…

first_imgAt a joint meeting today, the Supervisory and Management Boards of Levski voted to repay the short-term loan of BGN 199,999, which was withdrawn for operational needs at the end of July. The amount was returned ahead of schedule with a minimum interest rate, the “blues” announced on their website.The meeting also discussed the current financial condition of the club, as well as organizational issues, including the security of home matches. It was decided that the next match at the “Georgi Asparuhov” stadium against Tsarsko Selo on August 23 will be taken over by the company that provides round-the-clock security of the stadium, as it was in the first meeting with Beroe. Meanwhile, Levski will organize a transparent procedure for collecting bids to determine a long-term partner in the work on security and safety of the public of “Gerena”. The members of the National Assembly and the Management Board considered in detail the proposal of the Bulgarian Football Union and the Professional Football League for distribution of the money from television rights in the last year of the contract signed in 2015. PFC Levski signs this distribution with a special opinion, stating its position that it will not sign the new contract for television rights already approved by the Bulgarian Football Union and will use all mechanisms to protect its rights as the most popular and attractive football club for television viewers. in the country.As the last item on the agenda, Iliya Hristov acquainted his colleagues from the Supervisory and Management Boards with the annual report of the director of the children’s school Yoncho Arsov. The work of the academy in the last year was highly appreciated, taking into account the need to find additional sponsors to support the activities of the school in order to maintain the high professional standard imposed in it.Nasko Sirakov for Levski: Dash only through my body. Never!That’s how he answered a fanlast_img read more

Central Region Division Two Middle League kick-starts

first_imgThe Central Region Division Two Middle League, commenced at the Robert Mensah stadium, Cape Coast on Sunday, with eight clubs participating.The participating Clubs are Feyenoord Academy, Elmina Sharks, Enyan-Maim Brighten Stars, Swedru All Blacks and Mando KDOM F/C.The rest are Unistars Academy, Kasoa Top Talents and Cape Coast Mighty Youngsters. The winner of the tournament will be promoted to the First Division.In an opening match, Feyenoord Academy whipped Enyan Maim Brighten Stars 3-1 while Elmina Sharks beat Swedru All Blacks 2-1.Meanwhile All Blacks have threatened to withdraw from the competition if the Regional Football Association fails to appoint competent referees to handle matches in the tournament.Mr Ato Andoh, Chief Executive of the Club alleged that referee Charles Nyarko who handled their match against Sharks, was bias as he awarded a dubious penalty against his team in the dying minutes to enable the home team Elmina Sharks carry the day. Source: GNA/Ghanalast_img read more