By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
OCT. 20, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO -- Major League Baseball denied there is anything different about the baseballs being used in the World Series, but many of the Angels wanted to find out for themselves.
Angels reliever Al Levine, who is not on the playoff roster, cut open a World Series baseball and a regular-season baseball during Sunday's game. He said he used a Ginsu knife.
``Everyone kept on saying how hard they were. I had nothing else to do, so why not?'' Levine said. ``It wasn't any kind of scientific study, but the World Series ball was tougher to cut through. The regular-season ball was easier.''
Once the baseballs were cut in half, Levine and his interested teammates noticed the inner materials were the same, but the World Series ball was wound tighter.
``I wish I was wrong,'' Levine said. ``But the main thing is pitchers from both teams are using the same ball. S...