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Handling Baseballs

In this Oct. 22, 2008, file photo, Todd Negoshian rubs Delaware River mud on baseballs before Game 1 of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Even before the Tom Brady scandal broke, Major League Baseball was pumping up security for its game balls this season. An MLB representative now watches the baseballs while a clubhouse assistant carries them from the umpires’ room to the field. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)