February 11, 2007
I’ve previously written about Major League Baseball’s fascination with the humidor and how the league may be contemplating expanded use of this device beyond the rarified air of Coors Field. The subject came up during the General Manager’s meetings but no decision was rendered. I thought perhaps we had finally put this thing to bed so that we could move on to more important matters but that was not the case. The Commissioner’s Office notified the teams that they will be monitoring the status of game baseballs during the season to ensure they comply with league standards for size and density. They stopped short of requiring the teams to install a humidor but the wording strongly suggested that its use would assist the teams in maintaining the necessary consistency. This is to be somewhat on the honor system except for the Colorado Rockies who must submit reports to the league offices to ensure this policy is being followed.