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    Major League Baseball distributed a memo to clubs Friday informing them that rules regarding the use of foreign substances by pitchers will continue to be strictly monitored and enforced during the 2022 season. In addition to checks of their glove, hat and belt by umpires, pitchers will now be subject

  • #2
    Which Sox Hurler last year blew his stack and tossed his belt from the dugout? I think it was Lynn. I'm sure he's happier now. Not.

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    • #3
      Yeah it was Lynn.
      Nellie had more doubles than strikeouts every year from 1950 to 1963, and more triples (12) than strikeouts (11) in 1951 (682 plate appearances.)

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      • #4
        As I recall Lynn was pissed because things did not go well during the inning that was just completed and the Ump waited until he was in the dugout to decide to check him out.

        I think this extra scrutiny is in reaction to how few Pitchers got caught (I think it was two, maybe three) and how spin rates went back up (so SOMETHING must have been hidden somewhere!!).

        I'm guessing there won't be a significant increase in "catching" anyone. I think spin rates went back up as players and coaches figured out natural ways to increase spin rate since they were now deprived of the "help."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dumpjerry View Post
          As I recall Lynn was pissed because things did not go well during the inning that was just completed and the Ump waited until he was in the dugout to decide to check him out.

          I think this extra scrutiny is in reaction to how few Pitchers got caught (I think it was two, maybe three) and how spin rates went back up (so SOMETHING must have been hidden somewhere!!).

          I'm guessing there won't be a significant increase in "catching" anyone. I think spin rates went back up as players and coaches figured out natural ways to increase spin rate since they were now deprived of the "help."
          Lynn said that he wanted to get treatment between innings and the fact that the umpire waited resulted in him not thinking he could get that done.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lipman 1 View Post

            Lynn said that he wanted to get treatment between innings and the fact that the umpire waited resulted in him not thinking he could get that done.
            And he tossed the belt out rather than get back out of the dugout so the trainer could keep working on him.
            Nellie had more doubles than strikeouts every year from 1950 to 1963, and more triples (12) than strikeouts (11) in 1951 (682 plate appearances.)

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