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(Sportige)   Everyone saw Michael Pineda having pine tar on his hand to help him pitch, but even his opponents (caught cheating once or twice in the past) didn't really care   (sportige.com) divider line 27
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2014-04-11 08:42:31 AM  
Watched Baseball Tonight and it was amazing how few farks anyone had to give about this. They just shrugged it off with an "everyone does it".

Yet someone takes a Sudaphed before a game and they're calling for lifetime bans.
 
2014-04-11 10:19:40 AM  
Considering the Sox starting pitcher that day - drowned-muskrat-looking hillbilly rapist Clay Buccholtz - did the same thing last year, it definitely would have been a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
 
2014-04-11 10:25:26 AM  
Pitchers are always looking for an edge...just as hitters are.  Here's a notable case (Kenny Rogers 2006 World Series)

i.a.cnn.net
 
2014-04-11 10:28:05 AM  
Much ado about nothing.  Just like the green dirt inside Jon Lester's glove in the World Series.

The only people who seemed to really give a shiat was Jerry Remy on NESN.  If only he'd been as up in arms about his son's violent tendencies a family might still have their daughter.
 
2014-04-11 10:37:31 AM  

idesofmarch: pot calling the kettle black.


To be fair, the kettle is still farking black.

/Who knows better than the pot about this thing called black?
 
2014-04-11 10:49:23 AM  
Whoa whoa whoa, I just noticed I've got a TotalFark insignia attached to my name - WHO DID THIS?  Thank you kind sir or madam!
 
2014-04-11 10:56:06 AM  
You try and catch em cheating, because it gives you an advantage, but as a Sox fan, I'm not saying "It's tainted" or any crap like that. They all do it.

But that was pretty fing blatent. And now, people will be watching him for it.
 
2014-04-11 10:58:37 AM  

slayer199: Pitchers are always looking for an edge...just as hitters are.  Here's a notable case (Kenny Rogers 2006 World Series)

[i.a.cnn.net image 666x458]


fark kenny rogers
 
2014-04-11 11:07:28 AM  

idesofmarch: Whoa whoa whoa, I just noticed I've got a TotalFark insignia attached to my name - WHO DID THIS?  Thank you kind sir or madam!


Might be a sitewide thing, I got it too. Also there's a 'welcome litters' sign on the total fark image, so they may have opened pandora's box today.
 
2014-04-11 11:15:42 AM  
pbs.twimg.com

Whatever it is, it's making Pineda very sleepy.
 
2014-04-11 11:18:28 AM  

idesofmarch: Whoa whoa whoa, I just noticed I've got a TotalFark insignia attached to my name - WHO DID THIS?  Thank you kind sir or madam!


Nope, everyone's free for a day.  I should have known better.
 
2014-04-11 11:20:31 AM  
I thought that everyone had agreed that pine tar to get a grip on the ball when it's cold was a perfectly acceptable thing to do?
 
2014-04-11 11:26:56 AM  
Pretty obvious what it is. It's like they're not even trying to hide it anymore.

If the hitters can legally use it, why shouldn't they allow the pitchers?
 
2014-04-11 11:28:35 AM  
I wonder if the color of pine tar is slightly different in person, because on the TeeVee it sure looks like the pitcher in question had just used his pitching hand to wipe his ass.
 
2014-04-11 11:42:44 AM  

Killer Cars: I wonder if the color of pine tar is slightly different in person, because on the TeeVee it sure looks like the pitcher in question had just used his pitching hand to wipe his ass.


www.dvdtalk.com
 
2014-04-11 11:52:11 AM  
Fark you Bud Selig.

Either let everyone cheat or bust them all.
 
2014-04-11 11:55:20 AM  

Killer Cars: I wonder if the color of pine tar is slightly different in person, because on the TeeVee it sure looks like the pitcher in question had just used his pitching hand to wipe his ass.


If that's the case, he's just getting the last of Steinbrenner out.
 
2014-04-11 12:15:23 PM  
This is a sport that doesn't give a shiat if balls and strikes are called correctly, why would anyone care about a little pine tar?
 
2014-04-11 12:56:30 PM  

Slow To Return: This is a sport that doesn't give a shiat if balls and strikes are called correctly, why would anyone care about a little pine tar?


But the human element!
 
2014-04-11 01:38:15 PM  
I think what a lot of you are failing to realize is that there are certain "unwritten rules" in baseball. For example, after hitting a home run you should leave the batter's box immediately unless you're a popular player or David Ortiz. You know, stuff like that. Respect. There are certain quiet agreements made on when and how it is acceptable to cheat.  It's a warrior's code and those not in the game just don't understand it.
 
2014-04-11 01:43:07 PM  

idesofmarch: Considering the Sox starting pitcher that day - drowned-muskrat-looking hillbilly rapist Clay Buccholtz - did the same thing last year, it definitely would have been a case of the pot calling the kettle black.


Well, considering David Ortiz also said anyone caught using steroids should be kicked out of the game (until he tested positive), it wouldn't be the first time they were a bit hypocritical.
 
2014-04-11 01:43:23 PM  
Well...it's only New York coaches that act like punk biatches and turn in their peers for doing crap that everyone else does.
 
2014-04-11 02:05:50 PM  

machoprogrammer: idesofmarch: Considering the Sox starting pitcher that day - drowned-muskrat-looking hillbilly rapist Clay Buccholtz - did the same thing last year, it definitely would have been a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Well, considering David Ortiz also said anyone caught using steroids should be kicked out of the game (until he tested positive), it wouldn't be the first time they were a bit hypocritical.


When I am king hypocrites will have a choice between exile and death.
 
2014-04-11 03:16:23 PM  
He should get an 8 game suspension. There is precedent from less than 2 years ago:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/06/joel -p eralta-suspended-8-games-pine-tar/1
 
2014-04-11 05:08:10 PM  

ChrisDe: Pretty obvious what it is. It's like they're not even trying to hide it anymore.

If the hitters can legally use it, why shouldn't they allow the pitchers?


graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-04-12 12:53:17 AM  
Not impressed with pine tar:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-12 09:45:01 AM  
If you know your opponent is cheating, you don't play that card in April.

You wait until a game with more leverage.  Then you complain to the ump, who goes out there (throwing him off) and tells him to wash his hands (which gets you a little time without the cheating).
 
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