Is Kenny Rogers doing it with
mirrors pine tar? ESPN has video demonstrating that the dirty hand has been dirty through the playoffs. And now Paul Lukas at UniWatch reports that The Gambler is playing with a modified, batting-practice cap (and not the standard game issue New Era 5150 model), which has a black underbrim, on which it is all the easier to hide a foreign substance.
The tape seems pretty damning here. Under the rulebook, penalty for a pitcher using a banned substance is ejection and a ten game suspension. This year has already been smeared by a player (actually, many) who has gotten away with cheating. How will the league and the PA respond now? At the very least, some kind of investigation seems warranted. History is watching….