Astros pitcher Justin Verlander will start his second All-Star game on Tuesday night, despite leading the league in home runs allowed.  The 36-year-old knows exactly what is contributing to the increase in home runs, “juiced balls.”

Verlander is convinced that Major League Baseball has introduced juiced balls into the game and he has some thoughts on what is going on and he isn’t a fan.


“It’s a f—ing joke,” said Verlander, an eight-time All-Star who is starting his second All-Star Game on Tuesday. “Major League Baseball’s turning this game into a joke. They own Rawlings, and you’ve got Manfred up here saying it might be the way they center the pill. They own the f—ing company. If any other $40 billion company bought out a $400 million company and the product changed dramatically, it’s not a guess as to what happened. We all know what happened. Manfred the first time he came in, what’d he say? He said we want more offense. All of a sudden he comes in, the balls are juiced? It’s not coincidence. We’re not idiots.”

The best part of the whole juiced ball controversy is the MLB pretending like they have no idea what is going on.  There’s more than launch angles to blame for insane increase in home runs.

Rob Manfred wants to ruin the game before his time as commissioner is over. 

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