Thursday, August 16, 2007

Major League Umps Call More Strikes for Pitchers of Same Race

Major League Baseball umpires are more likely to call strikes for pitchers of the same race or ethnicity, a new study finds.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin analyzed every pitch from the 2004 through 2006 major league seasons to explore whether racial discrimination factored into umpires’ decisions to call a pitch a strike or a ball.
First, it's the University of Texas. We'll have to check their cypherin'.
Second, Welllll isn't that interesting racist.


John said...

Thats is just stupid. I am sick an tired of this racism crap.

If you don't get into college, racism. If a hurricane destroys your neighborhood, racism. If you get convicted of drugs or dog fighting, racism.

It is just cop-out bullshit.

OkieRover said...

You forgot, if you strike out at the plate, RACISM.