Scuffed Balls per half dozen
IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS WIFFLER, YOU KNOW BRAND NEW BALLS DO NOT HAVE ANY MOVEMENT.
Just like in the Major Leagues, pitchers DO NOT use a brand new ball. Each ball is rubbed with special mud and broken in before each game. The balls are than given to the umpires for game use. The mud takes the slickness off the ball and allows the ball to have better movement and also makes the ball a few shades darker which makes it harder for batters to see.
“If you get a ball right out of the box, it’s just no good,”
1991 Associated Press quoting
Now Mike Palinczar, five time National Champion and MVP pitcher, shares his secrets with the Wiffle®Ball World. The Wiffleczar personally breaks in each ball the exact way he breaks in his custom ball before taking the mound in Championship games!