These balls are great! I wanted to get some for batting practice and so I researched to make sure that I got the right kind. There are cheaper kinds of balls that have a different core and don’t react well to batting. They are an object to hit, but I wanted to get a ball that would give my sons as true a reaction as I could get.
While these are “blemished”, I have not been able to identify with my naked eye what the blemish could be. These do have the raised seams per high school baseball guidelines and so that is a noticeable difference. I figure, if the official high school balls are raised seams, then it makes sense to practice with raised seams. I’m just old fashioned that way.
I ordered the balls and they arrived with no issues. They shipped well packed and individually bagged in a plastic bag inside the case. I don’t really have any negatives for this product or ordering process. I needed baseballs and I got baseballs. The price was very competitive for what I was looking for and the brick and mortar stores did not carry this type of ball.
Buying these balls reminds me of the time that went to Wrigley Field for the first time to see the Cubs play. I entered the historic ballpark and went to the food vendor to order my traditional baseball fare; large hot dog, large drink, and a water flavored snow-cone. After arguing with the vendor that they did have water flavored snow cones, I took my seat to watch the game. I might’ve passed out shortly after the second inning started (Can someone say Old Style?), so I missed the game. I think it’s safe to say that the Cubs lost, though.
When I woke up, the cleaning crew was standing over me taking pictures of me to share with their friends and family. That didn’t really bother me. We had a good laugh and then the police handcuffed me and took me away. I asked them why I was being handcuffed and taken away and they told me that I was not in the right seat! You can imagine my embarrassment! I apologized profusely over and over again, but the law is the law. I couldn’t agree more. The officers were just doing their job.
I knew later that night in my jail cell that two years later, I would recall this crazy tale whilst writing a review about the baseballs that I bought on Amazon. I’m almost even sure that my horoscope that day said as much. Weird stuff!