Time magazine is reporting that, "According to a new study led by Daniel Hamermesh, a professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin, Major League Baseball umpires tend to call more strikes when the pitcher is of their same race. When they're not, umps call more balls. It doesn't happen all the time - in about 1% of pitches thrown - but that's still one pitch per game, and it could be the one that makes the difference."
The magazine goes on to say that Hamermesh reached this conclusion after he and his team of researchers "analyzed the calls on 2.1 million pitches thrown in the Major League between the 2004 and 2006 seasons."
What's your initial reaction to the report?