Time on their side

Baseball teams adjusted to the time zone may have an advantage

By Tina Hesman Saey, 17:56 PM June 10, 2008

BALTIMORE — There’s no clock in baseball, but teams may do better or worse depending on the timing of their biological clocks.

Teams better acclimated to the time zone they are playing in have a circadian advantage over teams that are not yet used to the time zone, researchers in Virginia report. Examination of a decade’s worth of major league games shows that teams with this circadian advantage won 52 percent of the time. Those results were presented Tuesday, June 10 in Baltimore ...

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