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Old 08-05-2006, 09:32 PM   #977
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In fact, by being kept in a humidor before games to counteract the effects of Colorado's thin and dry air, they're the only baseballs in the game that exactly duplicate the standards of baseball manufacturers.

“How about foot-in-mouth?” said MLB executive Jimmie Lee Solomon, asked if the complaints of the A's were made tongue-in-cheek. “I don't know why people would say things without knowing the facts. (The Rockies) have balls stored at Rawlings' suggested storage level of 70 degrees and 50 percent humidity. It's the same levels that Rawlings stores the balls at its plant in Missouri.
“I think this is the wave of the future. We will talk about (putting humidors in other parks) at our major league operations meetings. I think the Rockies are ahead of the times.”


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