I get that players need to adapt but in basketball you don't show up and they say "the ball is 30% larger....or the ball is half inflated...sorry."
I played baseball and softball for over 30 years and never heard " oh sorry, rawlings sent a bad batch. The balls will fly 75 less feet."
They guy on the broadcast blaming covid is an idiot. Don't try to normalize this. It is what it is but it shouldn't be normal or acceptable to anyone involved.