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Red Sox pitchers claim to have seen increase in warped baseballs

The Boston Red Sox are drawing new attention to Major League Baseball’s ongoing controversy surrounding the condition of its baseballs. Several Red Sox pitchers – all of whom requested anonymity – told Rob Bradford of WEEI on Tuesday that they’ve noticed an increase in warped baseballs… MLB | theScore

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Manfred: MLB has discussed robot umpires, tackier baseballs

Rob Manfred has primarily attempted to address Major League Baseball’s pace-of-play issues since being appointed commissioner prior to the 2015 season, but that’s not all Bud Selig’s successor is seeking to accomplish in his tenure. “I think we are much closer than we were a year ago to having the technological capability to actually call the strike zone,” Manfred said ...

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MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift but cause unknown

Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it’s not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner’s office. “The aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to carry farther,” said committee chairman Alan Nathan, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ...

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MLB study confirms baseballs getting extra lift since 2015, but cause unknown

The surge in home runs since the start of the 2015 campaign is partially due to a change in the aerodynamic properties of baseballs, according to a newly released study commissioned by Major League Baseball. However, the study, which was conducted by a committee of 10 experts, found no compelling evidence that the new aerodynamic properties – specifically, the decrease ...

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Nationals still figuring out baseball’s new pace-of-play rules in spring training

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Report: MLB will ask teams to store baseballs in climate-controlled rooms

Major League Baseball may be looking into putting a freeze on the number of home runs being hit across the league. MLB will take control of how all 30 teams store their game-used baseballs in an effort to standardize the process, according to sources familiar with the league’s plan, reports Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated. Baseballs must be stored in ...

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Who is Hal Hughes? Meet LSU baseball’s new starting shortstop

BATON ROUGE, La. — For at least a month, the LSU baseball team will be without sophomore shortstop Josh Smith, who is out with a back injury. In his place, LSU will rely on freshman Hal Hughes, a utility infielder known more for his defense than his offense. “I think we all have known since… Baseball News

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