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10. THE BALLS ARE DIFFERENT.

10. THE BALLS ARE DIFFERENT.

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Balls are not the major league Rawlings variety, but a WBSC version with slightly different seams. Then again, the WBSC ran out of baseballs at the Americas qualifying tournament in Florida and organizers switched mid-tournament to minor league balls.

Tokyo Olympics Baseball

Balls are scattered on the field as members of the Dominican Republic baseball team train at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium ahead of the team's baseball game against Japan at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Fukushima, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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