MLB GIVING PAID VACATIONS TO PITCHERS CAUGHT CHEATING
Major League Baseball announced new rules and punishments on Tuesday for any player caught using foreign substances to manipulate the baseball. An automatic ejection and 10-game paid suspension were among the punishments, and umpires will frequently check pitchers for “sticky” substances.
This crackdown stemmed from the massive increase we’ve seen in spin rate the past couple seasons, and even in the time that teams received a heads up about the new rules, spin rates have declined a bit.
DAWG SAYS: THAT’S NOT A SUSPENSION THAT IS A VACATION, GREAT IDEA BASEBALL.