Found April 24, 2014 on FF Locker Room:
In case you live under a rock, last night New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox for having pine tar on his neck. The reason I put the word cheating in quotes is because I think how you feel about Pineda really has more to do with what team you root for than what he actually did.Let’s face it, we have Boston Red Sox fans screaming and pointing fingers like Pineda had a steroid needle coming out his butt. What Pineda did is no different than what Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz have and likely will continue to do. When assigned the job of throwing the ball 95 mph towards another human being, you’re likely going to want to have a nice grip on the baseball. I’m not going to defend what Pineda did because rules are rules. He broke them, deserved to be ejected and deserves any punishment that comes thereafter. Where I do have a problem is when internet gangsters start casting aspersions as if Pineda was caught giving away US Milit...

Watch: Yankees’ Pineda gets ejected for illegal substance

Of all the ball parks to attempt to cheat in, why, Michael Pineda, would you try to pull this JV maneuver in Fenway Park? Just two weeks ago on April 10th, Yankee’s pitcher Pineda was criticized for using a tar-like substance on his throwing hand in his start against the Red Sox. He wasn’t penalized because the substance had visibly cleared up, and the case was dropped. Or so...

Joe Girardi is upset about ESPN following Michael Pineda

During Wednesday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game on ESPN, Michael Pineda of the Yankees was ejected for having a large glob of pine tar on his neck. It was the second time that Pineda had a pine tar incident against the Red Sox this year, and the common sentiment among baseball fans and analysts is that Pineda should have done a better job at mucking up the ball if he was going to...

Michael Pineda Suspended 10 Games For Being Really, Really Bad At Cheating

Yankees starter Michael Pineda will have some time off to think about how he can better hide his illegal tactics on the mound moving forward. The pitcher was handed a 10-game suspension by Major League Baseball on Thursday, one day after Pineda was caught using pine tar against the Red Sox for the second time in two weeks. Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for sticky substance on...

Michael Pineda On Pine Tar Incident: ‘It Won’t Happen Again’ (Video)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for using pine tar. The 25-year-old pitcher put the foreign substance on his neck, and when Red Sox manager John Farrell spotted it, he asked umpire Gerry Davis to check it out. After examining the situation, the umpire ejected Pineda. Check out the...

Joe Girardi angrily pushes ESPN camera that was spying on Michael Pineda (Video)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is frustrated with ESPN for some of their camera work after Michael Pineda was ejected for having pine tar on his neck Wednesday night. After Pineda was given the boot, he stopped in the tunnel heading toward the clubhouse to talk with team trainer Steve Donohue and pitching coach […]

John Farrell, Boston Red Sox React To Michael Pineda’s Pine Tar Ejection

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s overall stance on Michael Pineda’s pine tar use can best be summarized with a resounding, “C’mon, man.” Pineda, who was questioned for allegedly using pine tar in his start against Boston on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game for having pine tar on his neck — which is illegal. Red Sox manager John...

Pineda Ejected and LacKKKKKKKKKKKey Dominates in Sox Win!

The Red Sox came into the game really needing a win after getting beat up by the Yanks in the first game of the series.  Lackey was on the mound for the Sox hoping to rebound from his previous two poor starts.  Michael Pineda was on the mound for the Yanks and the drama concerning substances would show itself again and send him packing in the 2nd inning. Michael Pineda dominated...

Michael Pineda ejected from Yankees-Red Sox game for pine tar on neck

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park for having pine tar on his neck. The incident occurred in the second inning after Boston manager John Farrell asked umpires to check Pineda for a foreign substance. Home plate umpire Gerry Davis noticed a smear on the right side of Pineda’s neck, rubbed the substance on his fingers...

Michael Pineda was ejected for cheating with pine tar against the Red Sox

Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda is a cheater. Pineda was caught with something on his hand the last time he pitched against the Boston Red Sox but Boston manager John Farrell chose not to protest the substance and Pineda was allowed to pitch. Wednesday night didn’t go quite as well for Pineda.

Michael Pineda suspended ten games for pine tar incident

Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda has earned a ten game suspension after his ejection on Wednesday for having pine tar on his neck. There’s no immediate word on whether or not Pineda will appeal the suspension. This is funny to me, because using a foreign substance on the ball is something that seems to be widely accepted throughout the game. However, being as obvious as...

Pin Notes: Ryan to Rehab Phelps to Start for Pineda

Today’s Pin Notes: Utility infielder Brendan Ryan will officially begin his rehab assignment Sunday with the High-A Tampa Yankees. Ryan has been working in extended spring training games since last Saturday. He will need about 50 at-bats and play in a few back-to-back games before he is activated. When asked about how long Ryan would need to be ready, manager Joe Girardi replied...

Was Tazawa ‘Too Obvious’ With His Pitching Pine Tar In 2013?

  Now I’m being told that Michael Pineda’s biggest crime Wednesday night is that he was too obvious with where he put his…

#FlashbackFriday: The Yankees vs. Pine Tar

The Yankees throughout their history seem to have a run-in with a sticky substance. That sticky substance is known as Pine Tar. It seems to either get the Yanks in trouble or cause trouble with other teams. As a matter of fact, the most famous infamous moment between the two was The Pine Tar Incident and the outburst of legendary Royals hitter George Brett back on June 24, 1983:...

Yankees’ Pitcher Michael Pineda Tossed For Breaking Rule That Everyone Breaks

The Big Leagues Although he could have hidden it just a little better.

Notes From The Week: Pujols Joins 500 Club, Pineda Pine Tars Again and The Transfer Rule Is Changed

Good afternoon, baseball fans. Never a dull moment in the MLB! We are approaching the one month mark of the 2014 season and it's already been very exciting. Let's get into the happenings this week.Albert Pujols Joins 500 Club - Earlier this week, famed Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 499th and 500th career home runs in National Park off Nats pitcher Taylor Jordan. Pujols...
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