long time ago there were rumors of teams having "money balls" they would throw in. like usually if you are in a clutch situation teams will switch out for a new fresh ball, a few teams would throw in a particular *used* ball.
on a side note where we mostly play ASA in Minnesota if people would use anything other than a 52 on most of these inner wall bats it would shred the bats as a way of policing the idea of restitiching.
playing devils advocate,
joe which ball company do you work with?