In The Loop: MLB's rough night of enforcing foreign substance checks

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In The Loop: MLB's rough night enforcing foreign substances originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

In our look around the sports world, MLB couldn't have gotten off to a rockier start in trying to enforce their new foreign substance rule.

The interaction in the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies game got heated when Phillies manager Joe Girardi asked for a mid-inning check of Nats starter Max Scherzer, and let's just say it went anything but smooth.

Now at this point, you're thinking, 'It can't get any worse, can it?' Oh yes, yes it can.

Oakland A's pitcher Sergio Romo topped Scherzer's reaction when he angrily dropped his pants in front of the umpire as he went through a routine check for banned foreign substances.

So after all this insanity that occurred in just one night of baseball, one of the MLB's best pitchers, Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw spoke out supporting Scherzer saying that there needs to be consequences on managers if they call for checks and umpires find nothing.