Coley bitched at me for not posting, and though there’s been quite a number of topics to blog about, I think I’ll talk about the “juice” theory.
I wont add any more to the conversation than what your average blogger already has.
I’ll point to a couple of items, one a technorati chart on the number of times “juiced ball” has been blogged on.
Posts that contain “juiced Ball” per day for the last 30 days.
Two, The Cheat of southsidesox.com fame, posted a nice chart compiling home runs hit through the 13 of April, for the past 10 years. But before I link to it, I have to mention that the White Sox TV play-by-play man, Ken “The Hawk” Harrelson, has mentioned the “Juiced Ball” theory more than twice. His argument is that good, defensive pitchers like John Garland and Mark Buerhle will make the play on sharply hit come-backers. Both pitchers were hit in the forearm or vicinity more than once last week (I was watching the games, btw).
Anyhow, here it is.