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Although in recent years its television ratings have succumbed to alternative professional athletics, baseball has long been touted as America’s national pastime. Sure, any sporting event that can last well over two hours and have the same athletic output as a cheerleading competition can be boring to some, but its cherished history however is largely undeniable. Let’s not also forget, many of our first experiences with any kind of sporting activity was likely held on our local tee-ball field as a small child. So as the MLB gears up for its midsummer classic less than one month away, proud sponsor Chevrolet produced the above video paying homage to Rawlings – the official supplier of baseballs to the major leagues since 1977. From the wrapping of three types of polyblend wool around its rubberized core to the sewing of its red waxed laces around a Horween-supplied leather, the American automaker supplies an intimate look at the crafting of a professional baseball.