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SBNation FanPulse: Two-thirds of fans think MLB intentionally juiced the balls

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
La Stella used the juiced ball to his advantage.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

It’s no surprise that the balls are juiced. There have been studies done on the subject, and homers are up in the majors and in AAA, while they are not up at other levels. The only question remains whether or not MLB intentionally juiced the balls.

About two in every three voters said that MLB intentionally juiced the balls. There are many reasons for this. Perhaps the league felt that home runs were the way to entice fans. In the end, they may end up devaluing the very essence of the home run.

Do you approve of the job manager Brad Ausmus has done?

82% Yes (up from 76% last week)

18% No

Are you confident in the direction of the Angels?

47% Yes (down from 49% last week)

53% No

Confidence remains pretty bad...while Ausmus keeps getting a bump in approval.

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