Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MLB Reviewed Rivera Spitgate Tape

And you're not going to believe this, but they didn't find any evidence that Mo spit on the ball. Joel Sherman with the scoop:
The initial reaction by the league had been that the video plus still pictures they have of the incident were inconclusive if Rivera actually spit on or near the ball. But after further review of what they had, the Commissioners Office determined that Rivera was not spitting directly on the ball.

On a couple of the still pictures in MLB's possession, it apparently looks as if Rivera is spitting near, but not on, the ball. Also, as even the league office is aware, Rivera is a player who spits constantly while in action.
Glad we solved that one. Now the Sherlock Holmeses over at Halos Heaven can move on to other pressing issues such as the Yankees' rampant steroid use, FOX's blatant favoritism towards them, and the fact the umpires are on the Yanks' payroll. (Not kidding, they have suggested all of those things in the past three days.)

3 comments:

  1. Well I'm glad that's settled! After the previous post and the insanity at Halos Heaven, it seems that every team has a large number of fans that are completely out of touch with reality. I guess I shouldn't feel too bad! I can't believe any of these so called fans are actually positive members of society. People like this should not be allowed to procreate.

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  2. Delta Suite takes my $$$10/20/09, 3:27 PM

    http://deadspin.com/5385945/spit-takes-debunking-the-mariano-rivera-loogie-accusations/gallery/

    He didn't do it!

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  3. yes there's one guy on yahoo answers who regularly suggests mlb umpires are covertly pro-east coast yada yada. when the bosox got swept i dont recall hearing his blablabla

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