By Nick Russo

Back in the 90’s and 2000’s it’s clear the players were “juiced” as they were hitting homeruns like nobody’s business but now Dallas Keuchel has made some comments about baseballs being juiced.

According to CBS Sports, the star pitcher said, “Obviously, the balls are juiced,” Keuchel told USA Today. “I think they’re juiced 100 percent. But it is what it is. I’m just glad we came out on top.”

This isn’t the first time this complaint or observation has been brought up. From Wikipedia,

Some players in the 2002 World Series complained that the balls were juiced after an 11-10 game. Alderson denied these allegations.[7]

The “Juiced Ball Theory” has receded in popularity since the exposure of widespread use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by professional baseball players during the same period, providing a more likely explanation for the increased numbers of home runs.

My main question would be: Does this change the pitchers ability the same way it changes the home run ability?

I mean, if it’s fair for both sides then it’s hard to complain but it’s certainly against traditional standards that we’d all like to believe is still set.

I know ratings are pushed by homeruns but either way last night was EPIC! I’m ready for game 3 in Houston at Minute Maid Park now!


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