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Justin Verlander blasts MLB, Rob Manfred over alleged juiced baseballs

Justin Verlander blasts MLB, Rob Manfred over alleged juiced baseballs”

"They own Rawlings, and you've got Manfred up here saying it might be the way they center the pill", Verlander said, according to ESPN. Across baseball, home runs are way up - more so than the last time we all thought the baseballs were juiced.

Rob Manfred, MLB commissioner, stated his intention to pursue a move into esports earlier this year after seeing the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) all steal a march in the sector. A total of 11 pitchers have allowed 20 or more homers and players are on pace to break the 2017 record by a whopping 600-plus home runs. He thinks the baseballs are juiced, and MLB is behind all of it. Manfred said the league is working to determine why baseballs are producing less drag after contact, but denied that the trend is a result of deliberate changes dictated by the league. They own the f--ing company.

MLB's purchase of Rawlings came one month after a league-commissioned study found that baseballs were flying different than they had in years past. We all know what happened.

Clark, however, stopped short of saying Major League Baseball has juiced the ball on goal.

During an appearance earlier this week on ESPN Radio, Manfred acknowledged that scientists studying the baseball have noted it has "a little less drag" through the air this season.

Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman said he endorsed most of Verlander's take, but unlike Verlander - who said he walks a "tightrope" no matter who is at the plate - claims he doesn't waste time worrying about it. "There has been no intentional adjustment in the manufacturing process". Any batter can leave with any pitch that's anywhere in the zone. "Because you're the 8-, 9-hole hitter and you still can hit an opposite-field homer". There's been multiple times this year where five years ago I'd probably just throw a fastball away. Whether or not it's good for the game in the present, Verlander believes it changes the game at large. "If you sat in (an) owners meeting and listen to people on how the game is played, that is not a sentiment of owners for whom I work". "You don't want to, but I think we all have our suspicions".



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