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April 23, 2014

Yankees' Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar on Neck: New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox because of a foreign substance on his neck that he was applying to the baseball. Red Sox manager John Farrell asked home plate umpire Jerry Davis to check Pineda, and a shiny schmear of pine tar or a similar substance was obvious on the game broadcast.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:39 PM - 10 comments

New York Yankees' pitcher Michael Pineda has been ejected from the game vs Boston for having an illegal substance on his person. There was an obvious stain on the side of Pineda's neck. Red Sox manager John Farrell requested the umpire to take a look, he did, and ejected Pineda. this raises the question why Pineda would be so dumb. A substance was observed on his hand during a previous start against Boston in New York, so it had to be evident that Boston might be looking for it. Further, the substance tonight was in a highly visible spot. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. No shame on John Farrell this time.

posted by Howard_T at 08:05 PM on April 23

He broke the one golden rule in baseball: don't be blatant about breaking the rules that everyone breaks.

posted by etagloh at 09:14 PM on April 23

I have no problem with him using pine tar even if its against the rules, but after the last time you'd think he'd be a little more careful about it. He deserves to be caught in this case.

I mean, yes yes, they always deserve to be caught if they're breaking the rules, but when they're lazy about it, they earn the ejection.

posted by Joey Michaels at 10:23 PM on April 23

Chris Resop would hide it in a place no umpire would check.

posted by rcade at 10:27 PM on April 23

The strike zone?

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:51 PM on April 23

He deserves to be caught in this case.

This was obviously a ploy to get "him getting caught" out of the way. Now he has a genuine opportunity to be more sneaky about it.

posted by phaedon at 02:55 AM on April 24

Now he has a genuine opportunity to be more sneaky about it.

posted by BornIcon at 07:58 AM on April 24

I have no problem with him using pine tar even if its against the rules

As a Sox fan I have to agree with that statement, but I felt the fact he was a mess in the first inning, then came out in the second with a stain on his neck you could see from space and started pitching well was pushing it.

posted by yerfatma at 08:05 AM on April 24

Pineda got a 10-day suspension for playing doctor.

posted by rcade at 05:09 PM on April 24

Red Sox manager John Farrell was asked prior to last night's game whether or not he expected Pineda to use pine tar again. He said something to the effect that he thought Pineda would be a little more careful. Ya think???

posted by Howard_T at 05:18 PM on April 24

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