MLB trying to create ‘tacky’ baseballs to reduce cheating, report says

Some baseball traditionalists believe Major League Baseball’s recent rule changes and ideas have become a bit tacky but a new possible change gives a new meaning to the word.

According to Yahoo Sports, MLB officials have been working with its official baseball manufacturer Rawlings to create a ball with natural adhesive in hopes that players don’t use pine tar, rosin or other foreign substances to gain additional grip.

The episode aired on Feb. 20, 1992, and also featured the voices of Jose Canseco, Roger Clemens, Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Mike Scioscia and Darryl Strawberry. Much of the episode’s humor stemmed from the unusual fates suffered by many of the ringers, including Griffey’s development of gigantism caused by his overzealous consumption of nerve tonic.

But perhaps the most enduring aspect of Homer at the Bat is Terry Cashman’s Talkin’ Softball, a parody of his own classic song Talkin’ Baseball, which played over the end credits. Take it away, Terry.

As part of the event in May, Boggs and Smith are scheduled to appear at a planned round-table discussion with episode executive producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss, director Jim Reardon, executive story editor Jeff Martin and casting director Bonnie Pietila, the AP reports.

One can only assume that Boggs’ opinion of Pitt the Elder hasn’t changed.

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