The Mud has arrived – Let’s Play Ball!!!

The offical start of the 2010 baseball season occured today when Lena Blackburne’s Rubbing Mud arrived via federal express to the Syracuse Chiefs offices.


Used to take the shine off a baseball, Lena’s product has been serving professional baseball since 1939. This “baseballs magic mud” is located in Delran, New Jersey.

Directions on the package:  Apply small amount of mud to palm of hand.  Message onto both palms.  Place ball in hand and message throughly.  KEEP MOIST is in bold print.

Each night before a game umpire attendant Chris Laurenzo duplicates this process for roughly 6-8 dozen baseballs.  He hands the bag of baseballs using Lena’s magic mud to the umpires and baseball can be played for another day.

Something big happended in Syracuse today….Lena Blackburne’s mud arrived.


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