Let’s stop this suspicious nonsense, please.
Pitchers need to grip the ball, so they use rosin and sunscreen or pine tar or whatever. The days of “doctoring” the ball are over. Pitchers don’t know how to do it. The stuff pitchers now possess is filthy. They don’t need a spitter or a grease ball for movement. They have movement.
So, why can’t we just get past this stuff?
A Cardinals minor league pitcher tweets a picture of Jon Lester going to some lime green substance in his glove in Game 1 of the World Series and suddenly Lester is a cheater. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.