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Why do they change baseballs when it hits the dirt?

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The pitcher has to prove to the ball that he's better than it by getting the next guy out with it. They 've actually been changing them out more and more after hits. For balls in the dirt I read that its because the scuffed cover can sometimes give a pitched ball unusual movement so it gives the pitcher an advantage.
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