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The inside of a baseball looks nothing like you'd expect

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You've surely heard baseball announcers rave about a player "hitting the cover off the ball." Rarely, if ever, does it actually happen. But it's definitely a sight to see!

Everyone is familiar with a baseball's surface -- white leather with red hand-sewn laces. But the inside? You've never seen anything like it.

SEE ALSO: Why do golf balls have dimples?

As you can see in the video above, underneath that clean white surface is actually a huge mess. Directly beneath the leather casing rests three layers of wool, which, laid out flat, would stretch hundreds of meters long.

Next up is a rubber casing, which contains a ball of solid cork. The result? This bullseye-looking thing!

A regulation play baseball cut in half. A baseball must be 9 to 9 1/4 inches in circumference and weigh 5 to 5 1/4 ounces. The c

Corked bats have been long since outlawed in pro ball. But corked baseballs? They're the only ones allowed.

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The inside of a baseball looks nothing like you'd expect

29. Rogers Centre, Toronto Blue Jays

The only things worse than this warehouse-looking place are the metric measurements on the outfield walls.

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23. Angel Stadium, Los Angeles Angels

Nothin’ like some fake rocks in center field to really set the mood for a baseball game.

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22. Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians

The fact that it’s no longer Jacobs Field bumps this down at least five spots.

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21. Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals

Can this place just stay out of the playoffs just once?

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19. Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks

Center field is the deepest part of the stadium, guys. The wall doesn’t need to be that high.

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5. Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox

Relax, Fenway is definitely an amazing place to watch a game. But sitting directly behind a pole and/or facing the left-center field wall just isn’t always appealing.

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