Found June 21, 2012 on FOXSports.com:
PLAYERS: Joel Peralta
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games Thursday by Major League Baseball after he was found to have pine tar on his glove.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was ejected in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals for having a foreign substance on his glove. Peralta entered at the start of the eighth, but as he was warming up the umpires gathered at the mound and examined his glove. An umpire walked with the glove off the field and Peralta was ejected...

Rays' Peralta gets tossed for having pine tar on glove

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Joel Peralta faces a suspension after being caught with pine tar in his glove and getting kicked out of Tuesday's game. Peralta didn't have much of an explanation for the pine tar, of which umpiring crew chief Tim Tschida said there was "a significant amount" in the glove. "That's my BP glove, I'm out there every day...

Joel Peralta suspended eight games

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Rays reliever Joel Peralta has been suspended eight games for having a foreign substance on his glove. Peralta was ejected from Tuesday's game between the Rays and the Nationals before even throwing a pitch after Nationals manager Davey Johnson requested that the umpires check Peralta's glove for a foreign substance...

Rays' Joel Peralta Appeals Eight Game Suspension for Pine Tar Incident

Major League Baseball handed Rays' reliever Joel Peralta an eight-game suspension on Thursday. Peralta has chosen to appeal the decsion handed down by MLB commissioner Bud Selig. On Tuesday night Nationals manager Davey Johnson asked umpires to check Peralta's glove for a foreign substance. Turns out that there was pine tar on Peralta's glove, which is a violation of...

Nationals rat out former player for greasing his glove, get him tossed

Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was ejected in the Rays’ 5-4 victory Tuesday night after Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson asked the umpires to check his glove while the pitcher was warming up in the eighth inning. A quick check by umpire Tim Tschida revealed a “significant amount” of pine tar. Ideally the substance would [...]

Tampa Bay Rays to appeal 8-game suspension of RP Joel Peralta

The MLB handed down an 8-game suspension of RP Joel Peralta today stemming from his pine tar incident on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals this week. The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they will be appealing the suspension, but I have to ask, why? Will the team win the suspension? No. Why prolong the eventuality? The ejection of Peralta from Tuesday night’s game...

Peralta gives up key double in loss to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspended Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta served up a tiebreaking, two-run double to Danny Espinosa in the sixth inning Thursday night, sending the Washington Nationals over the Rays 5-2. Earlier in the day, Peralta learned that he had been penalized by Major League Baseball for eight games after being caught with pine tar in his glove Tuesday night. Peralta is...

Nationals 5, Rays 2

Suspended Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta served up a tiebreaking, two-run double to Danny Espinosa in the sixth inning Thursday night, sending the Washington Nationals over the Rays 5-2. Earlier in the day, Peralta learned that he had been penalized by Major League Baseball for eight games after being caught with pine tar in his glove Tuesday night. Peralta is appealing the decision...

Joel Peralta's Pine Tar Ejection Angers Joe Maddon, Who Calls Nationals' Move 'Bogus,' 'Insider Trading' (Video)

Joe Maddon is never shy about backing his players, or about sticking up for baseball's unwritten rules. So when Nationals manager Davey Johnson asked umpires to check Joel Peralta's glove for pine tar in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game, it drew the ire of the Rays skipper. Peralta was tossed by crew chief Tim Tschida after he was discovered to have a "significant...

Joe Maddon Takes a Shot at Davey Johnson

Angry manager The Tampa Bay Rays were in Washington D.C. Tuesday to take on the Nationals. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Joel Peralta was on the mound for the Rays. Nationals manager Davey Johnson requested that the umpires check Peralta’s glove for foreign substances. The umps found pine tar on the glove and Peralta was ejected. Rays manager Joe Maddon wasn’t too happy...

DMV: Joe Maddon Declares Davey Johnson Guilty Of ‘Pussy Move’

Nats lose fourth straight, this time to Tampa Bay with Wang on the hill, and ex-Nats RP Joel Peralta was ejected in the eighth for having pine tar on his glove, after Davey Johnson called attention to it. Joe Maddon took exception, of course, and this is now an interesting series. [WaPo, Nats Journal] Here’s extended video of Peralta’s strange ejection. [Deadspin] The Nats pitchers...

Joe Maddon questions Davey Johnson’s manhood after Rays reliever is ejected for pine tar

In the top of the 8th inning of the Tampa Bay game against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected after umpires found significant amounts of pine tar in his glove. The inspection was requested by the Nationals, which were aware of Peralta’s penchant for the sticky substance from his tenure with the team in 2010. Rays manager wasn’t pleased...
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