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The mud originates from a secret location on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. Only the company's current owner, Jim Blintiff (a descendant of Blackburne), is privy to the information.The mud is cleaned and screened, and a secret ingredient is added to it before sale. Each year, Blintiff visits the mud's secret location, and returns with 1,000 pounds of it to store over the winter, until he sells it the following Baseball season. Before all major and minor league games, an umpire rubs six or more dozen balls with the Baseball Rubbing Mud to give them a rougher surface, making them easier for pitchers to grip. The rubbing mud's unique feature is that it is "very fine, like thick chocolate pudding", and it has been considered the "perfect baseball-rubbing mud"

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in a game they go through about 12 dozen and the mud comes from Mississippi mud or Louisiana mud its very expensive

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Ballfield dirt is blended of water and three grades of sediment-sand, silt and clay-to make possible the best play.

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Mud from a small section of the missisipi river. One man gets the mud for the whole MLB

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No, but there is a person who does do that job, he works for a specific team and is responsible for rubbing all of the balls used in that ballpark. Source: Saw it on dirty jobs.

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