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  • Michael Pineda suspended 10 games by MLB after pine tar incident

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew1 hr ago

    No surprise here: New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball for "possessing a foreign substance on his person," which is the proper way of saying he slathered pine tar all over his neck and figured nobody would notice.

    Pineda was ejected from Wednesday's game between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox after home-plate umpire Gerry Davis inspected Pineda's neck at the urging of Red Sox manager John Farrell.

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    Thu, Apr 24
    4:10 PM PDT
    NY Yankees at Boston
    Preview Game
  • Adult swipes souvenir ball from young kid during Red Sox-Yankees game (Video)

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew4 hrs ago

    Dude, no. No, no, no, no.

    We can debate very many things in baseball — whether Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame, if WAR is a worthwhile stat, whether pine tar should be against the rules for pitchers — but here is one thing that we all should agree on: If a player at a baseball game tosses a ball to a kid, no adult should take it.

    Never. Ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever.

    Obviously the adult fan above at Thursday's Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game at Fenway Park didn't get that memo. Because when Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox tossed a ball to a young kid in the third inning, the "grown up" swooped in and snatched it. Booooooo!

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