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13 minutes ago, Yardball85 said:

What?  He's tossing the ball back and forth into his glove . Any of us who have played baseball have had similar little ticks we do to relax.  This is a non story.

It’s the little grab of the thumb of the glove that he’s highlighting. Does look a little sus.

I’m with CoC here. If it is a foreign substance everyone is doing it.

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3 hours ago, Todd-O said:


his fingers definitely stick in the video from earlier this year

 

 

In this video, the guy even admits 95% of the league does this same thing. He must be starved for content.

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19 minutes ago, gold21030 said:

In this video, the guy even admits 95% of the league does this same thing. He must be starved for content.

He's got no idea that 95% of the league that does this.  No one knows.  That's just wild speculation.  

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There probably is something on his glove to be honest. But the league doesn’t seem to know what to do about it (look at the Trevor Bauer situation,) and/or is rightfully terrified of anymore bad press, so nothing will come of this. 
 

 

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3 minutes ago, joelala said:

There probably is something on his glove to be honest. But the league doesn’t seem to know what to do about it (look at the Trevor Bauer situation,) and/or is rightfully terrified of anymore bad press, so nothing will come of this. 
 

 

If "there's probably something on his glove" why hasn't another manager demanded the umpires check his glove?  

 

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3 minutes ago, BRobinsonfan said:

If "there's probably something on his glove" why hasn't another manager demanded the umpires check his glove?  

 

Because his guys are doing the same thing.

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54 minutes ago, gold21030 said:

In this video, the guy even admits 95% of the league does this same thing. He must be starved for content.

Means is in the news thanks to his no hitter (plus overall great start) and this guy is trying to take advantage to increase engagement on his YouTube channel. 

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I'm convinced.

The key is that EVERY TIME Means pitches, and from what I've seen IN EVERY INNING he pitches, he goes out to the mound wearing a baseball glove. He's a pitcher, not an infielder. Why does he wear a glove if he's not using it to hide foreign substances that he can apply to the ball?

He also uses DIFFERENT GLOVES in different games. Some are black, and some are brown. Obviously, that's because he uses different foreign substances at different times, and his choice of gloves varies according to the glove color, design and material that will make that game's foreign substance invisible.

There just isn't an innocent explanation here.

I wish the umpires would spend more time and effort looking into players cheating, even if means they're no longer able to maintain the near-perfection in calling balls and strikes that we've been seeing. Anyone in the American League who's having a good season and isn't on the NYYs or RS, or named Mike Trout, is a suspect and should be closely watched. 

 

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2 minutes ago, spiritof66 said:

I'm convinced.

The key is that EVERY TIME Means pitches, and from what I've seen IN EVERY INNING he pitches, he goes out to the mound wearing a baseball glove. He's a pitcher, not an infielder. Why does he wear a glove if he's not using it to hide foreign substances that he can apply to the ball?

He also uses DIFFERENT GLOVES in different games. Some are black, and some are brown. Obviously, that's because he uses different foreign substances at different times, and his choice of gloves varies according to the glove color, design and material that will make that game's foreign substance invisible.

There just isn't an innocent explanation here.

I wish the umpires would spend more time and effort looking into players cheating, even if means they're no longer able to maintain the near-perfection in calling balls and strikes that we've been seeing. Anyone in the American League who's having a good season and isn't on the NYYs or RS, or named Mike Trout, is a suspect and should be closely watched. 

 

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8 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

He's got no idea that 95% of the league that does this.  No one knows.  That's just wild speculation.  

Oh, I 100% agree. Nothing has been confirmed from the rumors as far as I know.

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