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Dirtying up the baseballs ahead of the College World Series

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 19:22:48-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The baseballs used at the College World Series aren't a spotless white, and that's intentional.

College baseball players don't want to use a brand new baseball because it doesn't have as much grip as a dirty baseball. In order to combat this, groundscrew members dip each baseball, 840 in total in mud to get them up to the player's standards for the CWS.

Watch the groundscrew members explain their process in the above video.