KolbSaves wrote:They keep upping the humidor settings. The homerun totals have gone down each of the last 3 or 4 years. It seems like they're determined to make it below league average. I'm not sure why MLB allows the Rockies to doctor the baseball, though.
This is the one thing I do not understand. It is one thing to be allowed to mess with the baseball, it is another to keep being allowed to adjust the settings of the humidor. The more they up it, the heavier the ball gets, the less it flies off the bat.
I think that Kruk said it and I agree, if the Rookies are allowed to do what they are doing, then why not allow the Padres and Marlins to cork the bat? Same principle, but to opposite ends. One promotes being able to pitch more and one promotes being able to hit more.
And just who monitors the humidor? Are the balls used by the opposition kept at the same settings as the ones used by the home team?