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Pretty sure it's not a theory. They've been analysed. They're harder and the stitches are less prominent. Last word from MLB was "we didn't tell them to do that"Let's say that there is something to the conspiracy theory that the balls are juiced and that they are also less likely to break. While it screws up all pitching, doesn't it screw the smaller markets harder, as they (and their relievers in particular, ) are no longer able to get by with marginal pitching that relies upon breaking pitches and cleverness?