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01/04/2007 02:31 PM ID: 59329 Permalink   

Abundance of Home Runs in 1998 Due to "Juiced" Baseballs?


Universal Medical Systems has revealed that they discovered some anomalies while studying baseballs used in 1998. Computerised imaging found that the balls had a larger than normal rubberised core.

The year was made famous in baseball by the home run race between McGwire and Sosa and infamous because of a drug scandal which is yet to be resolved. At the end of the season McGwire had 70 home runs and Sosa had 66.

According to university experts the larger core could well have increased the number of home runs hit. Physics suggest that that ball speed and distance off the bat may have been increased. The league and the manufacturer dismiss the claims.

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  by: Hollywood   01/04/2007 05:57 PM     
It took Physics from university experts to determine that bigger rubber = bigger bounce?

Jeez, and here all I did was drive trucks and nails all my life - I coulda been an expert !!!
  by: Discarded Vet   01/04/2007 07:18 PM     
  It sometimes  
staggers me at how low humans will stoop and the corruption they are involved in. The mind boggles. Even a hunble baseball game is not immune to corruption of one sort or the other.
  by: sleeky     01/04/2007 09:01 PM     
  come on  
We all know that McGwire and Sosa where the ones juiced :)
  by: thedrewman   01/05/2007 01:06 AM     
  @ sleeky  
Did you read the linked article? Outside of the one sentence mentioning "accusations" of steroid useage, this is not about any intentional corruption whastsover.
  by: Discarded Vet   01/05/2007 03:05 AM     
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