Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Calls Out MLB

In what is becoming a trend across the MLB, Toronto Blue Jays reliever Yimi Garcia is calling out the league over 'embarrassing' baseballs being used during the 2022 season. 

Garcia was recently in the middle of some heated moments as he was kicked out of the game for plunking New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson. While some are pointing the finger at Garcia for hitting Donaldson intentionally, the Blue Jays pitcher is blaming the baseballs:

Last night was some of the worst nights of my playing career regarding the baseballs. It was embarrassing. The balls that we’re using right now, for me, it’s bad. The balls are really bad, very slippery, and I can’t believe it. The seams are very low.

Garcia isn't the only one voicing his displeasure as Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani recently said the balls being used are dead and New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt complained about them being too slick to pitch effectively:

MLB has a very big problem with the baseballs. They’re bad. Everyone knows it. Every pitcher in the league knows it. They’re bad. They don’t care. MLB doesn’t give a damn about it. We’ve told them our problems with them and they don’t care.

While the MLB is doing whatever they can to stop pitchers from using sticky substances, perhaps they want to reconsider going back to the 'old' baseballs. The MLB made humidor use for baseball storage mandatory in 2022 as they are trying to have baseballs act the same whether the game is being played at Coors Field in Colorado or in New York. Good luck with that...

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