The Nation: And an Easter Rabbit

Thwack! It is that time of year again.

Among the Florida citrus groves and stands of Arizona cacti, the boys of summer are loosening up their highly priced limbs. When the conversation is not about the greening of their America —baseball salaries have soared in three years—it is about another lively new facet of the grand old game.

Rawlings Co. now makes the official major league baseball after a 101-year Spalding reign, and the scuttlebutt is that Rawlings is turning out a rabbit ball. Says Cincinnati Reds Batting Coach Ted Kluszewski: "The ball moves faster through the infield." Adds a baseball executive: "Lay...

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