Every Baseball Is Rubbed with This Special Mud Before It Gets UsedCasey Chan10/16/11 4:00pm1044EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalink Baseball, America's past past time, is a pretty quirky game with quirkier players and quirkiest traditions. Chew tobacco! Sunflower seeds! Rally caps! Seventh Inning Stretch! And even a "special mud" that gets rubbed onto every single baseball in the major and minor leagues. Huh?