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The players from the Anaheim Angels & San Francisco Giants during the 2002 World Series swore the balls being used in that Fall Classic were juiced. Here are some of their comments followed by a comment against the accusation made by the Vice President of Major League Baseball:
"These balls are juiced, no doubt about it." Anaheim Angels shortstop David Eckstein
"They're hard as a rock. They are tight, they are small and they're hard." Anaheim Angels closer Troy Percival
"These balls are way harder than anything we've played with." - Game 1 Starter Jarrod Washburn
"There's absolutely no difference. ... These balls were pulled out of a larger lot of manufactured balls and diverted for special (World Series) stamping. That's it. We might do a couple of spot checks just to make sure there's nothing unusual, but we don't intend to do any serious review of the ball." - Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Sandy Alderson
Source: USA Today (Mike Dodd, 10/21/2002)
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