Major League Baseball can’t decide what kind of baseball it wants to use, and Rich Hill is getting fed up with it.
Certainly, he’s not alone.
The league reportedly used three different types of baseballs last season. That comes after two different versions of the baseball were used in 2021. The effort seems to be developing as neutral of a baseball as possible, as pitchers have complained sometimes about juiced balls, while hitters have lamented other balls seeming dead.
Basically, it has been a while since there was a consistent ball being used. Hill, who has been pitching in the big leagues since 2005, said on Audacy’s “Baseball Isn’t Boring” podcast that there needs to be more consistency.