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Did Vince Velasquez take a bite out of the baseball after giving up a hit?

Have you ever found yourself watching baseball and been struck with a curious thought: What does a baseball taste like?

Chances are, you have not had this thought while watching a game, but in case you have ... you might want to ask Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez for his thoughts, because he might have an idea. I mean, he did take a bite out of the ball after a squibber down the third-base line resulted in an infield single in Wednesday night's 2-0 loss to the D-backs:

Yep, That's definitely a bitten baseball, stemming from frustration that such a weakly-hit grounder yielded a base hit. It happens.

It won't happen to this particular baseball anymore, however. Vince made sure of that.

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