Get Rid of JUICED Baseballs in MLB!

Get Rid of JUICED Baseballs in MLB!

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Beau Nelson started this petition to MLB

Starting in 2015 (after the MLB All-Star game), power numbers in baseball have increased astronomically. Studies have shown that the newer ball is bouncier and less air resistant. 

Baseball is a sport where statistics actually mean something. We value the history and milestones of the past. Something needs to be done to save the game that we love. Many players have even commented on the "Juiced" baseballs. David Price, Justin Verlander, and Zack Britton have all proclaimed that this newer ball is juiced. 

The year 2000 was the height of the steroid era. A record 5,693 home runs were hit that year. In 2017, that record was shattered. 6,105 home runs were hit largely in part due to the juiced baseballs. This year, Triple-A baseball made the switch to MLB balls. The result? Home runs and power numbers are shattering previous records.

MLB has a big problem on their hands. They thought that by increasing the power numbers it would help to increase attendance and capture interest. However, that is not the case. 12 of 30 teams are down in attendance. Maybe instead of using this poor tactic baseball should follow in the footsteps of football and basketball. Better promotions, community outreach, improving the draft, and starting kids young... that is how you improve the sport and fix attendance. NOT juicing the baseball.

Please don't ruin the game that we love. 

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