Found October 24, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Everybody sweats. Some just do it more than others. Jon Lester was tremendous in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday, but the performance wasn’t without controversy, as a Cardinals minor leaguer questioned on Twitter whether the pitcher was using a foreign substance located inside of his glove. Lester said Thursday that the lime green substance was rosin, which Red Sox manager John Farrell insists is a necessity when you’re a sweaty mess like the Boston ace. “From my perspective, if you know Jon Lester, he sweats like a pig and he needs resin,” Farrell said. “And you know what, he keeps it in his glove. Other guys will keep it on their arm. Other guys will keep it on their pant leg. So that’s my response to the allegations. The one thing that seemed very odd is that it shows up in a lime green color. I don’t know how that can happen.” Major League Baseball has since released a statement saying that there is no evidence that suggests Lester violated the rules, and the Re...
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