Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dome Field Advantage

This was a really interesting read from Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci. He discusses how dome's create an unfair advantage and allows player stats to be pumped up because of this advantage. He comments that baseball, Larry Walker is criticized for hitting so well in hitter friendly Coors Field, while Peyton is congratulated for putting up big stats in climate control. A recommended read for all.

1 comment:

  1. This is a pretty damn powerful statistical case for the influence of domes.

    Anyone else notice this week that Goodell threatened Miami that they basically better get stadium upgrades or they wouldn't be able to host a Super Bowl again?

    Insane. All the more reason to have an outdoor stadium - maybe the Bills would have smacked down the Colts in Week 17 even with Peyton playing the whole game!