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Japan baseball officials under fire for secretly introducing new balls
AP ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Armstrong

Posted on 06/12/2013 6:39:54 AM PDT by rickmichaels

TOKYO – Japanese baseball officials are being criticized for secretly switching balls for this season without notifying players.

With close to 60 games already played, Nippon Professional Baseball admitted this week for the first time that a new ball was being used. The new, livelier ball has resulted in more home runs.

(Excerpt) Read more at 680news.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: balls; baseball; japan; japanesebaseball; newballs

1 posted on 06/12/2013 6:39:54 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

They’ve got livelier balls and didn’t tell anyone?


2 posted on 06/12/2013 6:41:37 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: rickmichaels

Not sure I see the problem as long as everyone got them.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 6:41:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rickmichaels

What if he throws a “shutah” (not sure how to spell it)?


4 posted on 06/12/2013 6:43:05 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rickmichaels

Did Prince Albert throw out the first pitch this season?

Go Tigers !


5 posted on 06/12/2013 6:47:09 AM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: llevrok
Abeanomics..inflate the balls too...to inflate the home run stats....just bread and circuses folks...keep the sheeple happy
6 posted on 06/12/2013 6:49:22 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: rickmichaels

I could use some new secret balls....where can I get them?


7 posted on 06/12/2013 6:51:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: llevrok

It appears that Max Scherzer is our ace this year. Verlander appears to be transitioning away from his fastball.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 6:54:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: martin_fierro

japan small ball ping


9 posted on 06/12/2013 6:56:51 AM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: rickmichaels

They like to play small ball over there. makes sense.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 6:57:18 AM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: rickmichaels

Where can I order some for Boehner?


11 posted on 06/12/2013 6:59:35 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Storaiku!

;^)


12 posted on 06/12/2013 6:59:43 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: humblegunner

Maybe they can mail a pair to Boehner.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: rickmichaels
pete rose photo: pete rose head first pete_Rose.jpg
14 posted on 06/12/2013 7:16:15 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

When baseball was real. After he left to Phillies I left baseball.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 7:25:18 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: rickmichaels

Do not put new balls into old winesacks.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 7:43:26 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: rickmichaels

They should adhere to the MLB standards. If these guys are farmed to the US, their previous hitting stats would not be true indicators of their abilities.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 7:46:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Baseballguy

When baseball was real he’d be in the baseball hall of fame.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: rickmichaels

Secretly switching balls.Sounds like a Hillary job.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 8:29:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: rickmichaels

If they wanted more home runs Barry bonds could let them in on his secret.... of course the effect on the balls is negative.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 8:34:36 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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21 posted on 06/12/2013 8:42:55 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: rickmichaels

Hey, over sixty here, and let me tell you, there’s nothing I wouldn’t give for new balls.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: humblegunner
They’ve got livelier balls and didn’t tell anyone?

Wish they'd introduce some to the GOP side of Congress...

23 posted on 06/12/2013 8:44:39 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Baseballguy

That whiner is hardly the postergirl for “real”


24 posted on 06/12/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: rickmichaels

I wouldn’t have been able to keep it secret that long


25 posted on 06/12/2013 9:57:57 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I was commenting on the Pete Rose photo


26 posted on 06/13/2013 6:03:45 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Beside compared to Baseball heros :Mark McGuire, Jose Canseco, Roger Clemens. Barry Bonds. I think Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame and those guys should not even have a * is the record books.


27 posted on 06/13/2013 6:06:06 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: Baseballguy

You are certainly right about the Roids Gang; we’re on common ground there.


28 posted on 06/13/2013 7:24:58 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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