Saturday, October 30, 2010

How a baseball is made

As the World Series continues, I'm always looking for baseball posts for people who don't give a crap about baseball. Here's one for anyone just curious or that entrepreneur looking to start his own sweat shop. How a baseball is made. This is from the Discovery Channel and it's pretty fascinating. Before you can "play ball" you gotta "make ball".

9 comments:

Mac said...

"I'm always looking for baseball posts for people who don't give a crap about baseball."

Well I'm your target audience and I thought that was very interesting.

YEKIMI said...

Yes, it was fascinating. Ken is not only a great blogger and writer, now he's an educator!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...
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Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Always wondered about that final stitch. Thanks for the fascinating film.

Richard Y said...

I have always liked "How It's Made" as they oftem find the real obscure items. This is not an obscure item but I missed it - thanks for posting.

Marcel said...

Not a baseball fan, but this was interesting. Amazing how much manual labor is still involved.

Paul Duca said...

Thanks to the Discovery Channel, we also know something else about a baseball...the story behind the special mud that is rubbed on every one used in the major leagues. As I think you may have guessed, that was courtesy of their show DIRTY JOBS. The location of the place from which the muck comes is so top-secret, Mike Rowe and his crew had to be blindfolded before the man who harvests and prepares the product would take them there.

xjill said...

Well I love baseball and that was awesome. Did they ever say where the factory was?

BC in OC said...

xjill: I remember an episode of "Modern Marvels" on various ball sports that showed this factory. If I remember correctly it's in Puerto Rico.