“Justin Verlander isn’t one to hide his feelings when it comes to his tools of his trade.
On a day he was named the American League’s starting pitcher for the 2019 All-Star Game, Verlander issued his strongest condemnation yet of the official major league baseballs, calling them ‘a f—ing joke,’ and suggesting MLB is manipulating the balls to increase offense.
‘Yes. 100 percent,’ he told ESPN on Monday. ‘They’ve been using juiced balls in the Home Run Derby forever. They know how to do it.’
Verlander has allowed a major league-leading 26 home runs this season — just four shy of his career high for a full season.” (Source: USA Today)
Is Justin Verlander just a big baby? Or, is he right? MLB is using “juiced balls” to make it easier to home runs.