Yes, it does look strange when Clay Buchholz pours water over his head and walks to the mound with dripping hair.
And when he reaches to touch his locks, it does look suspicious.
But is he cheating? And if he was, would he be that brazen about it?
The answer is probably no, he’s not cheating. What he is is 6-0 with a 1.01 ERA, and now people are looking at everything.
The allegation was made by Toronto television analyst Dirk Hayhurst, a former major league pitcher who told radio station Sportsnet 590 The Fan that Buchholz was “absolutely” cheating during his start Wednesday night against the Blue Jays.
The station’s website provided screenshots of Buchholz wiping two fingers on his right hand across his left forearm, which appeared to be partially covered with a white substance. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.