Monday, October 23, 2006

So, about the new "Pine Tar Game."

Obviously, we'll never know for sure that it was pine tar; that chance went out the window when the home plate umpire told him just to wash it off.

This photo, from the 6th inning, seems to show that he still had it on the back of his hat. Looks to me like it would have been fairly easy to load his hand up with that hat dance he was doing between pitches.

La Russa's reluctance to go out and ask for an inspection is odd. J-Rod came to him from the clubhouse to tell him, and he should have gone out then and gotten Rogers inspected.

So what can be done? Nothing. Game's in the books, he's not getting suspended, so the Cardinals just have to go out and win 3 at home to lock this thing up before they have to go back to Detroit to face Rogers again.


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