Arrowhead Students reactions to World Series Baseball’s possibly “Juiced.”

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Student looking at World Series final score

Adam Nannetti, Reporter

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In the MLB there has been accusations of baseballs being altered because of the many home runs hit in the season and World Series. The World Series that took place from October 24th until November 1st, at Dodger Stadium and Minute Maid Park, set the record for the most home runs.

The MLB has denied reports from ESPN analysts that the league has corked bats or “juiced” baseballs. “Juiced” baseballs mean that the ball has been altered so that it bounces off the bat at higher speeds. The center of the ball is thought to be made of rubber instead of old cork which makes the ball harder and bouncer in turn making it travel faster.

Arrowhead Senior Zach Kocher says, “We have never seen this amount of home runs happen in the MLB ever,  especially when everyone around the world is watching the World Series.”

The previous record was held by the 2002 world series between the Angels and the San Francisco Giants in which they hit 21 home runs and they were beat this year with the record being 22.

Kocher also says, “It would make sense if the baseballs are juiced the MLB is always losing fans because it’s uninteresting but with more action and home runs there will be more fans.”

Arrowhead senior Jordan Liempeck says, “After watching this world series there is no doubt in my mind that the baseballs have been juiced, every game has been high scoring for both teams it is very unusual.”

Liempeck also said, “I know that these aren’t just two random teams they are obviously the best teams in the MLB that’s why they are here but this many home runs hasn’t ever happened before and the amount of homeruns just doesn’t seem like reality.”

A poll on twitter run by Darren Rovell shows that 60 percent of people think that the baseballs have been altered and it shows 35 percent of people don’t think so.

Arrowhead senior Aiden Kunz says, “I personally feel like this is what baseball needed they were a dying sport and having players hit more home runs would make me want to watch it.”

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