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    Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2020

    Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2020

    Major League Baseball already messed up one cheating scandal after ignoring the warning signs. Now, the league is trying to get ahead of another instance of rule breaking that’s been heavily rumored around the game.

    MLB plans to crack down on pitchers caught using foreign substances on the baseball in 2020, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It’s an open secret that many pitchers use pine tar or other concoctions to help get a better grip on the ball.
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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    Trevor Bauer will be happy to hear this. Been a hobby horse of his for ahwile.
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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    So Carolina pine tar is ok?
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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    So Carolina pine tar is ok?
    If Ted Turner still owned the braves he'd make them call it an international substance.
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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    "No half-measures, Walt..."

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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    MLB baseballs are manufactured in Costa Rica, so by definition the entire ball is a foreign substance.

    Baseballs are then rubbed down with mud from a river in the US.

    So the domestic product on the foreign substance isn’t good enough resulting in pitchers putting a supplemental foreign substance over the domestic product on the foreign substance.

    What if they just used more American mud? Or different American mud? Would that eliminate the need for the illegal supplemental foreign substances?

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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    I wouldn’t mind if it cut down on strikeouts even a little but otherwise I can’t say it effects me much.
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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    I met Gaylord Perry in the 1990's. I was working as a ticket Seller for the Port City Roosters. He got a Batting practice Ball that was hit foul and signed it for me. He said a lot of times he just pretended to put something on the ball.

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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I wouldn’t mind if it cut down on strikeouts even a little but otherwise I can’t say it effects me much.
    well, you're not a major league hitter.

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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

    I guess they're trying to get every team in MLB to hit 200+ HR this year instead of just 24 teams like last year. Unjuice the balls if you care about the integrity of the game. Only 10 teams hit 200 of more HR in 2018 just to show how obvious the juiced balls were last year.

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    Re: Report: MLB will crack down on pitchers using foreign substances on the ball in 2

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