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Pine tar on Blanton's last night??


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Joe Maddon thinks their might have been,

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081026&content_id=3646145&vkey=ps2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

The interesting thing is that I noticed that spot last night and commented to wife about it. She then asked me if it was Kenny Rogers who got caught 2 years ago? When we first met she knew very little about baseball and now she is busting out Kenny Rogers questions from the 2006 playoffs. I have never been more proud :clap3:

Edit: Ooops Wrong forum.. Mods please move (I really need to hire that full-time editor)

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For the record here is the spot in question

http://www.faniq.com/blog/Joe-Blanton-Had-Substance-On-Hat-During-Game-4-Of-The-World-Series-Blog-13133

Apparently this isn't the first time someone has asked this question.

ALCS against the Dodgers- http://thebiglead.com/?p=8361

In Oakland- http://slanchreport.com/2008/04/02/hey-joe-blanton-whats-that-on-the-brim-of-your-hat/

Very very interesting :scratchchinhmm::scratchchinhmm:

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I doubt he would smudge the stuff all over his cap if he was using it -- he would probably be a little less conspicuous about it.

I too doubt that he would put it directly on his hat. But if it was hidden somewhere else (say behind his belt buckle) and he had a habit of touching/adjusting his hat in the same spot than it could have rubbed off.

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I dunno about the pine tar thing, but the way Blanton jiggled and stumbled his way out of the batter's box on his HR was straight out of beer league softball. Hilarious.

Which reminds me, the Hangout really needs to start a beer league softball league. We'd have the highest averages and highest blood alcohol content of any league in existence. :D

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Everytime you get to second base, chug a beer and re-calculate your VORP, AVG w/ RISP and OPS.

I don't understand why, when you're trying to make a case for a guy cheating, you'd go out of your way to point out that he's been doing it all year, even when he was in Oakland and 5-12.

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Everytime you get to second base, chug a beer and re-calculate your VORP, AVG w/ RISP and OPS.

I don't understand why, when you're trying to make a case for a guy cheating, you'd go out of your way to point out that he's been doing it all year, even when he was in Oakland and 5-12.

Just pointing out that it wasn't the first time someone has questioned a substance on his hat.

Not trying to make a case either way, I just found it interesting that I wasn't the only one who noticed a spot on his hat last night and the story is picking up a little bit of steam.

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