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Re: Pro M ball history on how it came to conference and batches
Alternatives would be storing these balls in an elevated container vs. bucket, cool area vs. hot/humid trailer (Columbus, OH), to see if the ball performs the same in each location. Based on testing by the manufacturer, and repeated tests by other individuals, the balls are definitely temperature sensitive and affected by something so simple as stated above, and in my previous post. The balls were no different in my opinion, but the storage, and care for the balls at the tournament, and on each field were different. I had balls from each of those tournaments I listed (thrown out by umpires), stored them in cool locations prior to BP, and then hit to test distance and exit speed. Same test, but stored in a much warmer location, and the speeds/distance were 2-4 mph less, and 25-30 ft. less on distance.
Say what you want about the manufacturing process, and mass production will obviously given you a variance on any product. Based on what we saw as players, experienced as players, and testing/results these are what I believe to be the differences in the events we participated in.