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The Fives: Effects Of New Baseballs

Ever since the introduction of BBCOR bats in 2011, college baseball has been in a state of imbalance, where power just seemed too hard to come by. With every ball that fell 40 feet short of the warning track during the College World Series, there grew a feeling that something needed to be changed. So before this season, the NCAA ordered the seams on regulation baseballs to be flattened, to the kind of loud and universal acclaim that we usually reserve for a new Beyonce album.

Yesterday, the NCAA released a report that attempted to quantify[…]