I was just curious how extreme cold weather effects a pitcher on the mound. Assuming he has done everything he can to "warm up" under these bone chilling temps what exactly does or can frigid temps effect him, his arm, his mechanics, his stamina, etc. etc.
I was watching my son Pitch yesterday and it was probably the WORST weather I had ever watched a game in. (be easy on me here Yankee's, yes it was probably typical of some weather youz guys get daily. lol). It was around 32deg with 20-25mph winds which made it feel in the upper teens. Had it not been for the winds it could have been bearable.
Anyways, I watched him along with the many other pitchers and kept asking myself are they really able to warm up between innings, grip the baseball effectively, is their velocity dropping, etc.
My son said he couldn't feel his feet on the mound. That can't be good! lol. He pitched awesome so I can only hope the batters were just as miserable!
Is there any valid proof how frigid temps can and does affect a Pitcher during a game?