One wonders what would have happened if it had been proven that MLB messed with the baseball in 1987 and then again in 1993, which I am pretty darn sure they did. They did find out about it in Japan, and it’s leading to this:
Japan’s players union has called for the resignation of Nippon Professional Baseball’s commissioner following revelations that a new official ball was introduced this season without notifying players.
Toru Matsubara, the secretary general of the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association, submitted a document to NPB saying commissioner Ryozo Kato should resign and be replaced by someone who can demonstrate leadership.
Bud Selig should call Kato and tell him that if he really wanted to demonstrate leadership he’d (a) say that he cared deeply about the altering of the baseball; (b) form a committee to investigate the altering of the baseball; and (c) maybe file a bogus lawsuit against the guys who drove the trucks delivering the baseballs.