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    1998 - Juiced Balls?!?!?!

    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!!

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    Re: 1998 - Juiced Balls?!?!?!

    MLB had to do something to get people to come back after the players' strike and cancelled world series
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    Re: 1998 - Juiced Balls?!?!?!

    Juiced baseballs and juiced players.
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    Re: 1998 - Juiced Balls?!?!?!

    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.
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    Re: 1998 - Juiced Balls?!?!?!

    I thought steroids just made balls smaller?

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    Re: 1998 - Juiced Balls?!?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I thought steroids just made balls smaller?

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