Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/8/13
The Guru Contributing Writer The mystery of Clay Buchholz and his shiny forearm continues. Can his success be attributed to his use of the old time baseball trick of throwing a spitter? Well, technically speaking, it was not a spitball. Turns out it was a bullfrog. Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan reports that the substance Buchholz was using on his arm was not just rosin, as Buchholz claimed, but a sunscreen called BullFrog. It was during Buchholz's start in Toronto May 1 that Blue Jays broadcaster and former pitcher Dirk Hayhurst created an international incident when he tweeted that Clay had "slick'em painted up his arm" and was "loading the ball." Jays TV color analyst Jack Morris agreed and Dennis Eckersley told Jack to "zip it." I believe that may be the retired baseball player equivalent to throwing down the jockstrap gauntlet. Is it a big deal? According to Passan's sources, "90 percent" of MLB players are using it as a way to get a better grip on the baseball. Apparently the Bu...
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