Home runs are up 140% this year in the Cape League. Something is off, and according to The Enterprise, the made-in-China baseballs may be responsible for inflated numbers this summer. The Enterprise’s article has caught also caught the attention of Deadspin, a very popular sports website.
Of particular note is a quote from Commissioner Paul Galop:
“I was at Harwich, and I saw a ball hit out to center field that cleared the fence and was halfway up in the trees. I’ve been around a long time, and I’d never seen a ball go out there before,” Galop said. “I’ve been with the league for a long time, since 1980, and I’ve seen some balls that didn’t go that far with aluminum bats…obviously something’s going on.”