Skip to comments.Peralta is Learning that You Still Canít Cheat
Posted on 06/22/2012 6:48:52 AM PDT by thurmant
Theres an old adage: If you arent cheating, you arent 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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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.
That was supposed to read “If there is a pitcher in the majors who HASN’T . . .”
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.
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.
Warning! If you are a baseball fanatic, you will be there a while.
Here is video of the famous George Brett Pine Tar incident:
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