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Peralta is Learning that You Still Canít Cheat
FixMLB.org ^ | 6/22/12 | FixMLB

Posted on 06/22/2012 6:48:52 AM PDT by thurmant

There’s an old adage: “If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying.” Ever since organized baseball came into being people have been trying to cheat. Whether they were sharpening their cleats, scuffing a ball, or corking a bat, they were all trying to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents. Most of the people who have tried, have been caught and it has severely damaged their reputation and some never recovered.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; joelperalta

1 posted on 06/22/2012 6:48:59 AM PDT by thurmant
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To: thurmant
Sorry, no blog hits from ultra short, off point excerpts....
2 posted on 06/22/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: thurmant

Cheating IS baseball. Players have always done whatever they could to gain an advantage over the other team. This reads as though something novel has occurred. If there is a pitcher in the majors who has scuffed a ball, or thrown a grease or spit-ball to get a little more action into his pitches, I’d like to see him, because he’s one rare bird.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: Sudetenland

That was supposed to read “If there is a pitcher in the majors who HASN’T . . .”


4 posted on 06/22/2012 7:11:14 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: thurmant

Joel Peralta.

Excessive pine tar on a glove is kind of a judgement call in my opinion. Its a far cry from a corked bat which is an obvious cheat.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 7:12:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: thurmant
Most of the people who have tried, have been caught...

Really?!? How do we know that? If they didn't get caught, we never knew they tried to cheat. For all we know, 95% could be cheating and only 5% get caught.

6 posted on 06/22/2012 7:14:44 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar
And sometimes umpires are just plain wrong.

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7 posted on 06/22/2012 7:21:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sudetenland
Record books are full of players who earned their "doctor-its."

Click for baseball almanac.

Warning! If you are a baseball fanatic, you will be there a while.

8 posted on 06/22/2012 7:39:55 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: thurmant

Here is video of the famous George Brett Pine Tar incident:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=3180386


9 posted on 06/22/2012 8:00:53 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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