Instead Of Complaining About Doctored Baseballs, MLB Hitters Should Change Their Approach At The Plate

Instead Of Complaining About Doctored Baseballs, MLB Hitters Should Change Their Approach At The Plate


There are varying degrees of cheating in baseball. 

Using cameras to steal the opposing catcher’s signs? That crosses the line. Pine tar too far up on the handle of the bat? Technically not allowed, but it’s widely accepted. 

Major League Baseball finds itself embroiled in yet another “cheating scandal” — they seem to be involved in a new one every five years or so — as the league looks to crack down on pitchers using illegal foreign substances on the baseball to improve their grip and increase spin rate. 

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The controversy stems from an Associated Press report that four minor league pitchers have been suspended this season for using an illegal substance on the baseball. The report led Major League Baseball to hold a meeting in which cracking down on the practice was the main topic of conversation. As a result, umpires will reportedly check pitchers caps, gloves and uniforms for foreign substances on a more frequent basis throughout games. 

The question however,

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