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MLB responds on humidor situation after Giants file complaint

Sep 25, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

An update on the Tim Lincecum story from earlier, MLB has made some swift and dramatic changes to the procedure involving baseballs at Coors Field after the the Giants issued a formal complaint, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Effective
immediately, the umpires are expected to closely monitor the process in
which balls are humidified, transferred to the Rockies’ dugout and
ultimately used on the field of play. 

“We
did get a complaint from the Giants,” MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said.
“There’s going to be a change to the protocol. From the point balls come
out of the humidor to the umpires’ room and into the dugout, there will
be visual inspected at all times.”

Courtney wouldn’t acknowledge that the Rockies actually took part in any wrongdoing, but simply said, “They said there was a concern about the proceedings, so we changed them.”

It’s pretty remarkable that the umpires weren’t involved all along, but this should at least go a long way towards squashing the conspiracy talk.
Well done, MLB. With that said, let’s watch some pennant race baseball.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Swift and dramatic? Bud Light must have fallen asleep in the bathroom and his secretary made some decisions when she couldn’t reach him. If he’d been awake, he would have turfed the whole thing to a committee he planned to form sometime after the World Series. No date would have been given.

  2. rx - Sep 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Funny how the lame-ass Giants are the only ones who ever complain about this.

  3. David - Sep 26, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    In other words, Tim Lincecum (“juiced ball”) is a wacko conspiracy theorist. So is the San Francisco Giants organization. So is MLB for buying into their wacko conspiracy theory.
    Idiots. They should’ve listened harder when the mainstream media told them that nobody ever conspires.

  4. FrankZappa - Sep 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    when the phrase “conspiracy theory” is used it means that there is no way that it could be true…every good, properly indoctrinated Amerikan knows that…

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