MLB has turned their baseball into a Titleist Golf Ball~

MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 17, 2019 8:04PM in Sports Talk

Major League Home Runs are on pace for 1,000 more HOMERS in 2019 over 2018.

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  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 8,255 ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah this happens every 10 years or so since the 80’s

  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 8,119 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Game has been dead since 1994.

  • stevekstevek Posts: 22,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm looking forward to the nets.

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the game will improve once the younger hitters are encouraged to and learn to beat the shift. Then the long ball will be part of a hitters arsenal, not the whole thing.

  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's juiced ball for ya.................

  • stevekstevek Posts: 22,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Must have hit the ball on its sweet spot.

  • TabeTabe Posts: 3,343 ✭✭✭

    What a joke. No way you should be able to homer on a pitch/swing like that.

  • jay0791jay0791 Posts: 2,651 ✭✭✭

    No kidding

    There must be a superball inside.

    People have been making comments all year.

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  • stevekstevek Posts: 22,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I didn't google it, but I wonder if anyone recently has taken a major league baseball, and sliced it open, to see what is inside there and how its constructed.

    Also doing some tests of sorts for distance versus an older baseball.

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    I didn't google it, but I wonder if anyone recently has taken a major league baseball, and sliced it open, to see what is inside there and how its constructed.

    Also doing some tests of sorts for distance versus an older baseball.

    I haven't done a"deep dive" into either yet.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertkuenster/2019/05/30/are-juiced-balls-the-reason-mlb-is-on-pace-for-another-record-setting-home-run-season/amp/

  • maplemanmapleman Posts: 714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Corked bat could have helped. No way that swing clears the fence IMHO.

  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 6, 2019 2:18PM

    Pitchers have unanimously agreed that the seams of the ball are stitched tighter so that the seams go deeper into the ball itself creating less friction and less grip for the pitcher as a result.... it creates a faster pitch and a harder, further line drive....just the reduction in friction alone. And then of course folks are all talking about the middle core of the ball shenanigans......

  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 8, 2019 2:12PM

    Justin Verlanders' take on JUICED BALLS THIS SEASON~~ MLB bought Rawlings Co. last year.....
    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27149029/verlander-mlb-juicing-balls-more-offense

  • ArtVandelayArtVandelay Posts: 110 ✭✭✭

    This is why I dislike Baseball. The Capitalistic greed affects the game in such a way that you no longer care about the statistics or who wins the World Series. They are almost rendered meaningless. Everyone involved in the game is out to generate as much revenue as possible and the integrity of the game is cast aside without any concern. It's all about greed and generating as much revenue as possible.

    I know Football and Basketball have similar elements but you just don't see the game altered nearly as much by the drastic changes implemented by MLB. I'm guessing MLB feels threatened by the popularity of the other 2 major sports and that it has been fading for nearly 3 decades but they are just putting the death nail in their coffin.

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