With the regular season over, any thoughts on the longer-distance baseball? From what I've read, MLB acknowledges that something has changed to the ball to account for the incredible increase in home runs, but it claims not to really know what the change is. Does that ring hollow to others, too? There's too much money at stake for MLB to not understand one of its core tools - the baseball. My cynical guess, MLB wanted to juice the ball a bit to increase the amount of offense (the way football makes passing easier), but whatever it did to the ball went much further (and farther ) than it wanted it to and now can't find a way to explain it all without admitting what it did. But that is all just guesses - I'm interested in what others think.