Major league baseball played through a pandemic, produced a World Champion and continues tweaking its rules under new commissioner, Rob Manfred. However, with run production trending down along with batting averages and strikeout rates spiking, do pitchers own an inherent advantage due to foreign substances? 

It's a topic already discussed in articles for The Athletic by Eno Sarris in which he compared the differences between sunscreen and advanced grip substances making enforcement of spin rates difficult. Then, Sports Illustrated entered the fray with a column exploring the many layers of increased spins across baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers leading the way labeling pitch doctoring the biggest scandal in sports within a column...