Major League Baseball Copes With Climate Change

The Huffington Post:

On June 30, Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg had his shortest outing of the season, lasting only three innings against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

What knocked him out of the box?

Record-breaking heat.

The 24-year-old All Star pitcher had prepared by drinking copious amounts of water the night before. He retreated to the air-conditioned clubhouse between innings. No matter. The temperature at 4 p.m. game time that Saturday afternoon was 104 degrees, the official high that day was 106 — the hottest in Atlanta’s history — and by the fourth inning the temperature on the field was around 120.

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