What does it mean for the rest of the season?
After taking apart and examining twenty-six baseballs, a possible explanation for the rise in both home runs and pitcher blisters emerged: The laces in the newer baseballs are noticeably different.
Following numerous studies, an MLB commission has confirmed that the baseball has changed since mid-2015.
On 6,105 occasions last season, a major leaguer walked to the plate and hammered a baseball over the outfield wall. The 2017 season broke the home run record th…