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Verlander - "Balls are juiced, duh!"


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I actually like Verlander. He's genuine, and that authenticity isn't always media friendly and can rub people the wrong way at times. But it also makes what he says legitimate and accurate. 

And he's absolutely right. The ball is juiced and in a statistically driven game, it calls the legitimacy of some numbers into question. And there's either correlation or causation with Manfred wanting more offense, the purchase of Rawlings and the differences in the ball. 

Manfred became commissioner and in 2015, the ball flies further than before. They agree to use a ball still made within the standards for 2016 and 2017 to bring things back to normal. Then last year they began reintroducing the juiced ball and now this year, you've got Tommy La Stella on pace for 30 HR's.

We immediately move from a pitcher friendly era unmatched in decades to a juiced ball era producing steroid era results. It's telling the batters, "Don't worry about taking the illegal supplements to make the ball fly further. We'll redesign it for you."

Which I suppose is a safer, healthier way of cheating. 

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Verlander, circa 2011, regarding Aybar's bunt:

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"Very surprised," Verlander said of the bunt attempt. "It's a three-run game. It's a close game. There's arguments both ways, but obviously from a pitching standpoint, we like to call it Bush League.

Whining to the media =/= authenticity. Trout is authentic as they come, but he'd never make excuses or call out another player.

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3 hours ago, floplag said:

MLB:  Chicks dig the long ball..
Also MLB:  Games are too long

Yeah they get the chick all hot and bothered, then you have to wait 3 hours before doing anything about it...

 

Its like the female guppy likes her male with all kinds of pretty colors, the flashier the better.  Do you know what happens to the flashier colored male guppy?  He gets eaten by a bigger fish.  To survive the male has to be as drab as possible.

 

 

 

Males can't win in this world.

 

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23 minutes ago, 2112 said:

Yeah they get the chick all hot and bothered, then you have to wait 3 hours before doing anything about it...

 

Its like the female guppy likes her male with all kinds of pretty colors, the flashier the better.  Do you know what happens to the flashier colored male guppy?  He gets eaten by a bigger fish.  To survive the male has to be as drab as possible.

 

 

 

Males can't win in this world.

 

Not sure what this is about but i was referring to the old commercial with Glavine and Maddux that basically foreshadowed where the game is today resulting in mlb now complaining about the length of games.  
Why does everything have to be part of some damned agenda? 

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