New York Mets’ first baseman Pete Alonso told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that he doesn’t care what a pitcher uses when on the mound. This is in pertains to MLB cracking down on pitchers that use a sticky substance to gain advantage over the batter.
I’d rather guys have as much stick as possible and focus on throwing the ball in the box as opposed to taking it away from them”Pete Alonso on SNY
What was next said what quite interesting, however. Alonso stated, “The biggest concern is MLB manipulates the baseballs year in and year out depending on the free agency class.”
It’s no secret that the MLB seems to make changes to the baseball quite often and this is a very interesting take from someone that is embedded in the baseball fraternity. Players such as Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole, and even Jacob deGrom as of recent, have been accused of doctoring the baseball for extra RPM and movement of their pitches.