That's true, but it could also be a ritual-type thing. Nomar has his left glove-right glove-left glove-right glove-toe tap-toe-tap routine and David Wright does his left glove-right glove-shirt to mouth-helmet thing. Maybe this is just KRod's thing and the white "smudge" is left over rosin?
Like I said, it's tough to say until he is called out on it during a game.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he was alerted to the site on Wednesday, but he said the team didn't contact MLB about Rodriguez.
Pat Courtney, a spokesman for Major League Baseball, said the office found out about the allegation Thursday and Bob Watson, in charge of discipline, is checking on it. Watson will review video of the games and could talk to umpires and players. Courtney said if evidence shows that Rodriguez did put a substance on the baseball, he could face up to a 10-game suspension.
Rodriguez allowed one run on two hits in Wednesday's game and got the save. He was perfect in the ninth inning on Monday night, including a strikeout.
Big whoop....there's a stain on his hat.....lots of pitchers go to the cap....
And lots of pitchers doctor the ball. Coincidence?
A lot of pitchers do it, but he was dumb enough or unlucky enough to get caught. It's not a witch hunt, he just got unlucky to be caught doing it after MLB took a semi-hardlined stance after the Kenny Rogers incident.
Well, there is CLEARLY a white stain on the underside of his brim where he kept going with his thumb. I don't know that they can nail him AFTER a game [that would be stupid] but they should certainly keep an eye on him in his future outings.