The MLB is looking to crack down on players using forgiven substances on the ball, so they've commissioned Rawlings to manufacturer a baseball with natural tact on the leather. Per Yahoo! Sports

MLB has commissioned Rawlings, its official manufacturer, to produce a ball with natural tack on the leather in hopes of eliminating the need for pine tar, sunscreen and rosin, or any other foreign substances whose use in recent years has blurred the legal-illegal line, sources familiar with the project told Yahoo Sports. The balls also would not need a pregame polish of Lena Blackburne Rubbing Mud, the New Jersey-harvested muck that for decades has taken the sheen off the pearls that come out of the box.
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What is a "forgiven substance?"
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I'm not sure, but it would probably be found in a church...
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