Tim McCarver isn't just a baseball announcer, no, he's also evidently an amateur meteorologist. How else would one explain McCarver dropping this wisdom on an unsuspecting nation during Saturday afternoon's MLB on Fox coverage:
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."
Buck: "So that's your inconvenient truth?"
McCarver: "Well I think they're going to find that out one of these days, yes, I do. That's a theory, but we'll see."
At least Joe Buck was able to wisecrack with the "inconvenient truth" line. McCarver explains this is just a theory, so we'll have to wait for the day when he releases his scientific papers on baseballs flying through a thinning atmosphere over the last fifty years. How could we have missed CLIMATE CHANGE as fundamentally changing the game of baseball amongst steroids, expansion, and the evolution of athletes?
You'll have to forgive me if something doesn't add up though. If climate change leads to more home runs... why would Jose Canseco kill Al Gore?
Shout out to ashoemake for the clip!