Friday, February 09, 2007

But Will Frank Spring for a Humidor?

From "Climate control: MLB issues baseball-storage edict for every ballclub" (AP/

NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseballs will keep their cool this summer.

The commissioner's office is telling teams for the first time that balls must be stored at a uniform temperature after they are delivered from the manufacturer.

"The specifications that Rawlings recommends are a 70 degree temperature and 50 percent humidity," baseball senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. said Friday.

"We have contacted all 30 of the clubs, and they have all confirmed to us that they will all be storing their baseballs in a temperature-controlled facility. We're not going to have humidors everyplace, but every place will be temperature controlled, and so I think there will be a very high degree of uniformity."

Well, that's good. Dodger Stadium can go from being a pitcher-friendly park to...a pitcher-friendly park.


Alex Cora said...

Everyone knows that cool balls get more play than warm ones.