Originally Posted by kaldaniels
The politics of global warming aside, lets just assume it is occurring for this example.
Lets say this summer we have a record number of 90+ degree days. Atomic might argue that due to the new environment it isn't really a record as we have to adjust to previous years. (Yeah, that's silly)
But that doesn't change the fact that there was a record number of 90 plus days. Much like adjusting for park factors etc. doesn't change the fact that power spikes were more common during the juiced era.
Power spikes wer not more common during the juiced era. That is a falsehood.
Regarding global warming, everyone agrees that the Earth has warmed. The argument is over WHY the Earth has been warming. Some people believe it is due to man-made carbon dioxide emissions, while some people believe it is due to natural causes. Similarly, everyone agrees that home runs were up in the 90s. But some people blame that on steroids while other people have shown there are better explanations such as strength training, smaller ballparks, juiced baseballs, diluted pitching, denser bats and a new philosophy that preferred power over speed.