Thats according to Eldon Ham, author of the new book, Larceny and Old Leather: The Mischievous Legacy of Major League Baseball (Academy Chicago Publishers), which, in part, explores the history of deception in the sport.
Although the winner of the game earns home field advantage during this years World Series for their league, Ham says its still an exhibition game so spit balls probably wont be thrown, nor will runners tip off pitches to the batter.
Still, Ham says baseball is built for mischief and figures you may see less deceptive acts like players trapping line drives against the ground and acting as if they caught it and the old hidden ball trick.
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