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Yankees 'embarrassed' Pineda ejected for using pine tar
Toronto Sun ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | MIKE SHALIN, THE SPORTS XCHANGE

Posted on 04/24/2014 3:32:51 AM PDT by rickmichaels

BOSTON - Michael Pineda got away with it the first time.

He should have quit while he was ahead.

The New York Yankees right-hander, who used a substance believed to be pine tar on his right hand when he faced the Boston Red Sox in New York on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night’s start against the same team with pine tar on his neck.

“Yes, it was pine tar,” Pineda said after that game, adding, “It won’t happen again.”

It was a frigid night at Fenway Park, the game-time temperature at 50 degrees but a 24 mph wind blowing and making it much colder. The Red Sox, who did not complain the first time, simply had to this time.

“It looked from the dugout that there was a substance on his neck,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “You could see it. I could see it from the dugout; it was confirmed by a number of camera angles in the ballpark. And given the last time we faced him, I felt like it was a necessity to say something.

“I full respect on a cold night you’re trying to get a little bit of a grip, but when it’s that obvious, something has gotta be said.“

(Excerpt) Read more at torontosun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: kansascityroyals; pinetarincident; yankees

1 posted on 04/24/2014 3:32:51 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

You can’t spell Pineda without Pine.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 3:34:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Da.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 3:39:33 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: cripplecreek

Shut down the Internet, we’ve got a winner!!! Just watched the video on ESPN...that was dumb and they ought to be embarrassed. Would they have tried that on a white guy???


4 posted on 04/24/2014 3:40:09 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: cripplecreek

The neo-Gaylord Perry!


5 posted on 04/24/2014 3:40:31 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: rickmichaels

Pine tar? What pine tar?

6 posted on 04/24/2014 3:51:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: rickmichaels

I don’t want to over interpret, but it seems like the message everywhere in our society is that cheating is OK if you can get away with it (e.g. sports, politics, business, academics, research, etc. etc.).


7 posted on 04/24/2014 4:02:31 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: smoothsailing
Some thing’s just weird about that— who thinks no ones going to see a gallon of Pine tar smeared on their neck? And I’ m a HUGE Yankees fan!

Although baseball is extremely hypocritical. A-Rod, not the most liked, gets a 200 or whatever it was game suspension. “Big Papi” — look at his rookie card and get back to me— wins the WS MVP and you can't tell me he never used steroids.

8 posted on 04/24/2014 4:24:10 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
In some sports, cheating was actually built into the fabric of the sport's culture. Look at NASCAR, for example. Stock car racing was built on a culture of tax-evading moonshiners, for heaven's sake! Junior Johnson, who was probably the greatest NASCAR driver of all time, actually did a stint in Federal prison for his family's moonshining operation. And when he was a driver and (later) a team owner, he was pretty unapologetic about bending/breaking the rules just to get an edge.

Baseball has a lot of similarities, at least when it comes to things other than performance-enhancing drugs. There was something charming in a nostalgic kind of way about pitchers who would throw spitballs or doctor the baseball (spitballs used to be legal way back in the early decades of the 20th century). And there were always suspicions about how a grounds crew might put softer sand in the base paths if the home team was facing an opponent with fast runners in the lineup.

Perhaps the best case of bending the rules with the ballfield is "Ashburn's Ridge." Richie Ashburn played on the Phillies back in the 1950s. He was a fast runner and a good bunter, and the story was that the grounds crew at the old Connie Mack Stadium put a very slight hump in the ground up the third base line. This would help keep a slow-rolling bunt up the line from rolling foul. Gotta love it. LOL.

9 posted on 04/24/2014 4:52:19 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: rickmichaels

As a Yankee Fan all I can say is Pineda is a pin head.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 4:56:24 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: rickmichaels
I heard President Obama threatened sanctions against the NY Yankees.
11 posted on 04/24/2014 4:59:04 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: rickmichaels

so it’s illegal?

Or it’s only illegal if you get caught?

baseball is stupid


12 posted on 04/24/2014 5:04:52 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rickmichaels

What does pine tar do and where do you get it? I bet it is flammable. Does it put extra heat on the ball when you light it up?


13 posted on 04/24/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It helps them grip the ball. Batters sometimes like for pitchers to do it because it lessens the chance of them being beaned.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 5:17:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: rickmichaels; cripplecreek

George Brett would like to have a word with him AND Billy Martin.

15 posted on 04/24/2014 5:17:45 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe it’s barbecue sauce left over from supper.....


16 posted on 04/24/2014 5:22:20 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What does pine tar do and where do you get it?

You put out the word on the street that you're in the market for it. You get an anonymous phone call setting up a meeting place. You put on big sunglasses and a cap, take out a large cash withdrawal from your bank and you know the rest...;)

Seriously, though, I think it adds friction to your pitch, so you can do some fancy throws.

17 posted on 04/24/2014 5:22:25 AM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Its about the dumbest thing a pitcher can do but its also about the oldest trick in the book.

You’re putting evidence on the ball and sending it to the umpire’s neighborhood.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

That’s pine tar baby!


19 posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:58 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: rickmichaels

Farrell was trying to be magnanimous, but the Bonehead had is smeared all over his neck; you could see it from the stands.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 5:34:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: rickmichaels

Where is Harry Reid on this!


21 posted on 04/24/2014 5:48:26 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I don’t want to over interpret, but it seems like the message everywhere in our society is that cheating is OK if you can get away with it (e.g. sports, politics, business, academics, research, etc. etc.).

***
Yes, you are exactly right. It saddens me.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 5:51:53 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: rickmichaels; Rebelbase

The NY Yankees are the UNC Tar Heels of baseball.

Arrogant cheaters, through and through.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 5:54:11 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: cripplecreek

“You’re putting evidence on the ball and sending it to the umpire’s neighborhood.”

Supposedly everyone does it but they at least have the brain capacity to be discrete. Being caught once is bad enough but twice in such a short period of time suggests a special level of idiocy.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 6:16:25 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: smoothsailing

Really?!?!?! Did he think he’d get away with it.

This guy needs to be suspended for awhile just for the sheer stupidity.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 6:18:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

I love baseball. Next time he should wear a toolbelt with a beltsander and a drill.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 6:30:55 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: dfwgator

How freaking hard is it to put anything, whether it’s for grip or something that truly is going to make the ball run or dip in a dark glove?? I mean come on.

Freegards


27 posted on 04/24/2014 6:31:55 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: rickmichaels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7igsvOqOYXA&t=2m30s


28 posted on 04/24/2014 6:52:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Alberta's Child

Once when our highly rated HS football team went to play an opponent we arrived to field that was almost under water. We were lightning fast compared to them so they watered their field for 3 days before we arrived (it hadn’t rained in weeks).

We thought it was funny but it worked, they held the score down to 35-6. The year before it was 55-0 on our home field.


29 posted on 04/24/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: dfwgator
Really?!?!?! Did he think he’d get away with it.
This guy needs to be suspended for awhile just for the sheer stupidity.

What made it more ridiculous was the TV cameras repeatedly zeroed in on his neck, and everyone watching the game could see the pine tar.
Also the Red Sox commentators, Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo, were commenting about it before the Red Sox manager went to the home plate umpire.
It certainly wasn't a well kept secret. - Tom

30 posted on 04/24/2014 7:07:21 AM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: smoothsailing
We were told THIS image was not of pine tar. hehe Guess it was.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 7:08:23 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Constitution Day

Maybe true. But I bet Pineda has a higher than fifth-grade reading level.


32 posted on 04/24/2014 9:10:19 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: AppyPappy

So why are batters allowed to use it to get a better grip...but not pitchers? Why not ban the substance all together?


33 posted on 04/24/2014 9:24:43 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: rickmichaels
It was soap...


34 posted on 04/24/2014 9:30:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Rebelbase

Zing! :)


35 posted on 04/24/2014 9:34:57 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: MacMattico

He’s one witness away from infamy.


36 posted on 04/24/2014 9:37:03 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: KC_Lion

note: rare photo of an incident with an umpire using a choke hold to restrain a player.


37 posted on 04/24/2014 9:38:16 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Th brown spots will show on the rotting ball going up to the plate.

Most batters will notice the discoloration and ask the umpire to check the ball. You see this all the time when a ground ball is hit and the players will flip the ball to the umpire who may take the ball out of plate.

If you outlaw pine tar some pitchers will just cut the ball with their belt buckles. Or the catcher will cut the ball and throw it back to the pitcher.

Always a way.


38 posted on 04/24/2014 9:42:42 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

I love auto-text rotating ball


39 posted on 04/24/2014 9:43:12 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: smoothsailing

Pine tar? What pine tar?

ROFL!!!


40 posted on 04/24/2014 9:44:11 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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