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Japan Commish Resigns Over Juiced Ball

Posted By Blake Bass On September 19, 2013 @ 9:08 AM In MLB | No Comments

Ryozo_Kato_2013 [1]Japanese baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato has announced his resignation at an owners’ meeting.

Kato, a former Japanese ambassador to the United States, came under criticism in June when it was revealed the league had secretly switched to a livelier baseball for the 2013 season. The new ball has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of home runs.

“I caused a lot of problems over the ball, and that was a huge reason for my decision,” Kyodo news agency quoted Kato as saying.

Source: ESPN [2]


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