Mariano Rivera’s “Spitball”

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Jersey in MLB
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I don't want to touch this one, but I will. Mariano Rivera spit near a baseball yesterday. Angels fans are up in arms, saying he throws a spitball. This. Is. Moronic. There's a video that clearly depicts Mo spitting near the ball. I can't deny that. But the video is at a very awkward angle, and is entirely inconclusive. The depth perception of the video is downright awful, and it's impossible to tell if he's spitting on the ball, or just spitting. But watch the video for yourself (I've embedded it below), and notice how Rivera makes no attempt to hide his spit. He just does it, out in the open. You know, right in front of the third and second base umpires. You'd think they'd stop him if he actually did anything wrong. Oh, and lest we forget that there was an Angels player on second ...

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