Pete Alonso's Wild Conspiracy Theory About MLB Doctored Baseballs


New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso doesn't care about pitchers using the sticky stuff. But he DOES have a wild conspiracy theory about Major League Baseball purposely doctoring baseballs differently each year. 

Alonso says he's fine with pitchers using whatever substances they want to help them control their pitches. His major concern is that he thinks the baseball itself is different every single year. He feels that the commissioner's office is deliberately changing the makeup of the ball every season, to manipulate the free-agent market.


Let's let Pete explain it himself:

Alonso points to 2019, when there were a slew of pitchers entering the free agent market. He intimates that by having the 'juiced ball' that year, pitchers' ERAs would be greatly inflated, thereby decreasing their value on the market.

"I mean, yeah, it's not a coincidence," says Alonso. "It definitely is something that they do." He also says this theory is widespread amongst players. 

This year, pitchers have dominated. ERAs are way down. And the upcoming free agent class? Plenty of big-name hitters. Hmmm. Discuss amongst yourselves. 

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