Monday, April 17

Baseballs: Congress' Next Target?

Forget about Bonds, it looks like some are saying it's the ball that should be under the microscope.


Just look at it...smug, cocky, GUILTY!

Browsing this morning's headlines I came across two stories making a case that baseballs might in fact be juicing. The first is here. Of course, Dusty weighs: "It's warmer in places. I looked on the Weather Channel, and it's like 70 degrees in Minnesota [dude]." As the article's author points out, that's a huge factor in MN, where they play in a dome. Well done Dusty, well done.

The second story I stumbled on is here. Dusty's also quoted, here in a more joking tone, possibly starting this whole controversy: "Maybe the ball is on steroids."

5 Comments:

At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Apparently this is an issue because "homerun numbers are up." I don't know whether this is actually true or not. Anyone know the figures on that? Like total home runs now as compared to this time last season?

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger DS said...

Apparently the number of total home runs is 10.9% higher than last year at this time. It was in one of those article somewhere...

 
At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Wow. 10.9%.You could probably blame on that just on Shelton. Where the heck did he come from? If the ball is juiced, it's been that way for a while. I doubt there has been any additional juicing to the ball this year. I do not doubt that the ball started juicing around the same time the players did though. But sometimes I do think these theories just come out of a media that has no other dramatic news to report.

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Jim said...

It's not the balls! It's the moveable fences! Haven't you guys seen it on TV? When some guys hit fly balls, the fences are moved in. When others hit 'em, they are moved back. You can see it in the replays, and one fan has already sued MLB over a mild case of whiplash.

 
At 12:08 AM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Maddux is my hero. He had a shot at a complete game today, but it looks like they are putting the D-man in for the save. Let's hope it works out. It'd be very nice to win this series, and a game 1 win could help that a lot.

 

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