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Started by Darryl, January 03, 2021, 01:23:58 PM
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Quote from: L K on December 07, 2022, 07:52:54 AMSo MLB was likely juicing the ball for Yankees games. Cool stuffAlso Judge stays with the Yankees - 9 years for 360 million
Quote from: Andy on December 07, 2022, 02:16:22 PMhttps://www.insider.com/mlb-used-two-balls-again-this-year-and-evidence-points-to-a-third-2022-12Evidence is actually pretty interesting
Quote from: Nik on December 07, 2022, 02:28:46 PMQuote from: Andy on December 07, 2022, 02:16:22 PMhttps://www.insider.com/mlb-used-two-balls-again-this-year-and-evidence-points-to-a-third-2022-12Evidence is actually pretty interesting It's a good article and, despite some of the science stuff being over my head, I agree there's some interesting stuff there. The testimony from the players is, for sure, worthwhile. I still can't look at the Yankees season though and see much in the way of any sort of outcome that would make a juiced ball a plausible explanation(again, outside of Aaron Judge just generally having a very good season). To use an analogy, it feels like finding a smoking gun but having no dead body. I fully buy that MLB may have used different baseballs in the season, as the article points out they've done that before, but I'm not even sure I see a good hypothetical as to why they'd rig Yankee games specifically.
Quote from: L K on December 07, 2022, 02:35:35 PMI mean the good hypothetical is the same reason Selig ignored steroids with Sosa/McGuire...and then Bonds until it became painfully absurd how much his body changed...ratings. I don't buy he was doing it to help the Yankees win games, but I do certainly buy that MLB would do it to have the story of Judge breaking a record. Which I think takes nothing away from Judge's season itself.
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