Doc Brown on what cold will do to the ball in Guardians playoff games

Cleveland Guardians’ Emmanuel Clase pitches in the ninth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Fox 8 NewsBob Brown, Distinguished University Professor and professor of physics, explained the science behind the idea that cold weather might help a team like the Cleveland Guardians during the Major League Baseball playoffs because they don’t rely on home runs (which could decrease in cold air) and instead rely on pitching: “​​First of all, when you’ve got the heavier air, the ball, the spin on the curve balls and breaking balls, are gonna break more,” Brown said.

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