October 26, 2006

Verducci vs. Rogers

Ouch. Now that's a smackdown. Yes, of course he was cheating. And, as Simmons pointed out the other day, Rogers bears all the markings (late-career resurgence, increase in velocity, extreme rage) of a steroid guy.

I'd been wondering why we don't hear anything anymore about pitchers scuffing the ball. We've come a long way since the glory days of Gaylord Perry's spit, Mike Scott's emery board, and (of course) Joe Niekro's sandpaper.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 26, 2006 10:04 PM

RIP Niekro.

Posted by: Jeff S at October 29, 2006 12:07 AM
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