Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baseball’s dirty little secret

Just think; while you’re enjoying your first cup of coffee this morning your also learning about a little known fact about baseballs.

What a way to start a day!

Harvesting baseball's 'magic mud'

“Nobody knows this is where I get the magic mud," Bintliff says.

Out of nine brothers and sisters, Bintliff was the one picked to carry on the family business -- Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud.

  • Jim Bintliff has provided Major League's "magic mud" for 44 years
  • Rubbing baseballs with mud became common after batter was killed with pitch

Read the whole article at CNN

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