Home runs are being hit in RECORD NUMBERS these days, and some people think the balls are juiced.
Even All-Star pitcher JUSTIN VERLANDER thinks so, and he says they’re making the game, quote, “[an effing] joke.”
Just this week, Commissioner ROB MANFRED said, quote, “Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the baseball. The flaw in logic is that baseball wants more home runs . . .
“If you sat in owners meetings and listen to people on how the game is played, that is NOT a sentiment among the owners . . . [they’re] concerned.”
Yeah, but the owners are businessmen who want money, and their customers are fans who find home runs EXCITING.
In fact, in the same interview, Manfred said, quote, “It’s easy to get carried away with ‘you have too many home runs.’ Let’s not forget that our fan data suggests fans like home runs. It’s not the worst thing in the world.”