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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Carlos Correa seems offended by juiced ball talk

Carlos Correa

The hottest topic at the MLB All-Star Game seems to be talk of a juiced baseball. One current player seems to be dismissing such talk.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday quoted MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred issuing a denial about MLB giving instructions to Rawlings to create a juiced ball.

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, an All-Star in 2017, responded to that talk by comparing it to the Steroids Era when players where hitting 60 home runs regularly and even cracked 70.

Correa responded to another follower and suggested hitters could simply be benefiting from hard work.

You could understand where Correa would be upset. Hearing talk of a juiced ball seems to diminish his skill and ability, taking away the accomplishments by him and his fellow hitters and attributing it to a juiced ball. On the other side is his teammate Justin Verlander, who similarly works hard, but has yielded a league-high 26 home runs. Verlander is making accusations of a juiced ball to explain the anomaly in his pitching (he’s on pace to allow a career-high in home runs).

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