View Full Version : 1998 - Juiced Balls?!?!?!

01-04-2007, 12:40 PM
From Espn:

"Examining the CT images of Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball one can clearly see the synthetic ring around the core -- or 'pill' -- of the baseball," UMS president David Zavagno said. "While Mark McGwire may or may not have used illegal steroids, the evidence shows his ball -- under the governing body of the league -- was juiced."

Complete story: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2719191

How can baseball take such a hard stand on performance enhancing drugs when they themselves offered up performance enhancing baseballs?

I know that these are two completely different issues,but this just further leads to my view of Bud Selig as a hypocrite!!

01-04-2007, 12:53 PM
MLB had to do something to get people to come back after the players' strike and cancelled world series

01-04-2007, 01:09 PM
Juiced baseballs and juiced players.

01-04-2007, 01:12 PM
A company that uses computer imaging claims baseballs had a larger rubberized core and a synthetic rubber ring in 1998

Key word... claims.

I am sure there are still lots of baseballs from the 1998 season. I am sure these balls can be tested against other baseballs from seasons before and after 1998.

I do not know, but I will not take this as truthful just yet. Makes for a great ESPN story during the MLB offseason though.

01-04-2007, 01:17 PM
I thought steroids just made balls smaller?

01-04-2007, 01:18 PM
I thought steroids just made balls smaller?


01-04-2007, 01:58 PM
Once again it must be the ball. (http://baseballminutia.com/blog/2006/04/15/once-again-it-must-be-the-ball/)