Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 2/21/13
There have been countless ways in which baseball players have tried to gain a competitive edge over the years. From pitchers placing Vaseline under the bill of their caps, to batters using insane amounts of pine tar, to players in general using performance-enhancing drugs: if you can name it, it has been done.But I'm not sure anyone has ever accused another team of cheating because of the brand of baseball they tried to use. Well, until now.The Cuban national team and the NC Dinos from the Korea Baseball Organization were scheduled to play a game on Thursday, however, that plan was quickly scrapped because the two sides couldn't agree on which ball to use.From the Yohap News Agency:According to NC Dinos officials, the two sides had previously agreed that they would each pitch their own choice of the ball. But just before the match, Cuba demanded a ball by the U.S. brand Brett Bros. be used by both teams. "The ball had thick and wide seams, and it posed injury risks for our pitchers," one NC official said. "Then Cuba suggested we both play a Taiwanese ball. That ball also had big seams and we said we didn't want to play it. Finally, Cubans brought out some mysterious ball, and again we told them we couldn't play it." The official explained Cuba first asked the game be canceled, and the Dinos were more than happy to oblige.The game was supposed to be a tune-up for Cuba ahead of their appearance in the World Baseball Classic next month. The Cubans will have to settle for the two games they played earlier in the week, instead.Via Yahoo! Sports 
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