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Rogers cheating!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moland Spring, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    Kenny Rogers, the oracle of morals and decency, cheats by putting pinetar on his hand. He wasn't suspended, though it says he should be in the rules. Then he lies in the press conference, saying no one told him about it, when LaRussa clearly did. He calls it "a clump of dirt."
    Did the umps just tell him to simply clean it off? Lame.
    Why, oh why, are players still allowed to cheat in Major League Baseball?
    Isn't somebody going to report on this? Please...
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    That was not dirt.
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Oh, but baseball loves cheaters. John McGraw, Gaylord Perry, Albert Belle, Joe Niekro ...
  4. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Either Rogers had the same mysterious dirt on his hand for every playoff start or he cheated. And if he's cheating by putting it on his hand, he probably has it other places -- like under the brim of his cap and in his glove.
  5. rgd

    rgd Guest

    La Russa didn't tell Rogers about it and the umps didn't tell him to clean it off. He washed it off after he came off the field in the top of the first. The Fox cameras showed someone in the dugout who appeared to be telling Rogers what was shown on television, and that seems to be when Rogers cleaned his hand. It was not until after the bottom of the first when La Russa talked to the umps and the home plate ump talked to Rogers after the top of the second, but he had already washed off whatever was on his hand.

    Rogers kept touching the back of his cap, seemingly on every pitch, so I wonder if he had something on his cap. I don't know much about on-field cheating in baseball, but it seems like players can do it in an assortment of ways.
  6. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    Also, let's do some first-guessing on beat writers. We all have been in this situation when something crazy happens on deadline on a game you expected to be just like any other.
    So, with like eight reporters there, what does the Freep do?
  7. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Baseball loves Albert Belle?
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Certainly would have a little more meat to it if St. Louis started hitting the guy after he cleaned his hand.

    They did not.
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Good point, I digress there.
  10. Hell, that inning was the only time they put two runners on base against Rogers.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Jason Grimsley did. Hey whatever happened to that guy?
  12. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Baseball also loves Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Barry Bonds, and Pete Rose...

    Carry on.
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