Ha! More proof of a deadball conspiracy!
Just when Lake County Fielders officials thought their troubled season couldn’t get any worse, they are left trying to explain the early-inning suspension of a home game over claims they provided inferior baseballs for the players.
Friday night’s suspended game against the Calgary Vipers prompted an angry response from Fielders owner Richard Ehrenreich.
Ehrenreich said Monday the baseball-quality gripe originated with the Vipers’ starting pitcher, and he called it “the most childish nonsense” he’s encountered in his independent baseball league ownership tenure dating to when he launched the Schaumburg Flyers in 1999.
The recreational baseballs purchased at a sporting goods store were not the ones officially manufactured by Rawlings for professional play, Ehrenreich said, but they weren’t so bad as to cause the sudden suspension of the game.
“They were brand new. These weren’t Little League balls,” he said.
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