Using The Right and Proper English
The, hard as my head, baseball is covered in white full grained cowhide with bright double red stiching and is really a fashion statement before it gets rubbed with mud and is hit so severely with aluminum or wood bats. It take a fierce pounding right on the nose and is knocked into the dirt of the infield or scampers pell mell or hell bent for leather across the green grass of the outfields.
What is this thing we call a baseball and how is it recognized almost like a cult following all around the World showing itself before millions of people each baseball season. It gets national headlines in the morning and evening papers through out the country because of the super hitting ,pitching or fielding performance skills of our legendary heroes of the diamonds.
"ONE THING FOR SURE I'VE BEEN KNOCKED AROUND BY SOME OF THE BEST HITTERS TO HAVE EVER SUITED UP AND PLAYED MY GAME. TO BE A NAME DROPPER HOW ABOUT THE LIKES OF-- BARRY,HAMMERIN HANK,THE BABE, THE SPLENDID SPLINTER,JOLTIN JOE, THE MICK,THE FLYING DUTCHMAN,THE GEORGIA PEACH,YOGI,AND EVEN LITTLE WEE WILLIE."
"NOW TO BE TRUTHFUL I CONSIDER IT A REAL HONOR THAT I AM LOVED BY SO MANY AROUND THE WORLD. MATTER OF FACT I AM TICKLED PINK AND I HAVE A SECRET."
Everybody around my game of baseball loves to quote statistics and measurements if one knows the dimensions the conclusion of a fine looking work is apparent.
The Baseball is officially:
All Major League Baseball teams are required to take the shiny slick surface from the new baseballs by rubbing them with a special mud.
The rubbing with this slighly gritted mud takes some of the luster off of the shiny new ball and roughs the leather slightly giving a pitcher a more secure grip of the ball. The genesis of the special mud ruling was in the name of safety.
The significantly slick ball was subject to slipping away from the pitcher and this constant loss of control was a danger for the baseball hitters.
Another factor was the habitual use of pitcher roughing balls up with dirt and even tobacco juice. Rules were sanctioned to stop the use by pitchers from doctoring or defacing the balls and by the old saying the mother of inventions is demand.
There was a demand for some substance or process to cure up the new ball for better safety in controlling pithes and sanitation to rid the tabacco spitting doctoring of the ball.
A gentleman by the name of Blackburne quite by chance found that some river bottom mud flats in Delaware was an ideal substance for mud rubbing of the baseballs. therefore we today have rubbing mud for curing the new baseballs for use in major league Baseball.
Today the Delaware baseball mud is required throughout the professional major leagues as The Baseball rubbing mud.
Batter Up----Let's Play Ball....