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Hauler

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Aren't they still doing pat downs of the pitchers randomly and whenever the opposing team wants?
Yes. But it's usually glove/hat.
I'd have to watch Cole's previous behavior to see if the ass rub is part of his normal repertoire. If it is, maybe he just had dirty hands and this is nothing.
 

Willthiswork

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Yes. But it's usually glove/hat.
I'd have to watch Cole's previous behavior to see if the ass rub is part of his normal repertoire. If it is, maybe he just had dirty hands and this is nothing.
I've seen them checking belt line as well so a smack on the ass isn't a stretch.
Considering that all baseballs are rubbed with mud, if you're sweating your hands are going to be dirty.

This isn't defending him. Just saying that if the team isn't paying attention and the umps don't check then it's their own fault if someone has figured out how to use swamp ass as an advantage.
 

Hauler

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I've seen them checking belt line as well so a smack on the ass isn't a stretch.
Considering that all baseballs are rubbed with mud, if you're sweating your hands are going to be dirty.

This isn't defending him. Just saying that if the team isn't paying attention and the umps don't check then it's their own fault if someone has figured out how to use swamp ass as an advantage.
His struggles coincide with MLB's crackdown on ball doctoring.
So do his reduced spin rates.

I checked his spin rates for this game and they looked in line with what he had done in his recent starts.
 

Hauler

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Kershaw passed Don Sutton to become the all time Dodgers leader in Ks with 2,697

He's led the league in strikeouts 3x (248 in 2011; 232 in 2013; 301 in 2015), and currently ranks 14th all time; 4th most for active pitchers behind Scherzer, Verlander and Greinke.


View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1520603452837179393


This is also a good time to note how crazy Nolan Ryan's totals were. At 5714 total Ks for Nolan, Kershaw is almost halfway there.
 

Robbie Hart

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Fuck sake

never watched mike trout hit

He definitely changed my mind. Was always a naysayer, shit talking him like a cunt

just blasted an hr against the Rays and I just shoved my shoe deep in my mouth
 

Willthiswork

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Fuck sake

never watched mike trout hit

He definitely changed my mind. Was always a naysayer, shit talking him like a cunt

just blasted an hr against the Rays and I just shoved my shoe deep in my mouth
He's a fucking monster.

I'm not a huge fan of the Yankees overpaying for guys, Jacoby Ellsbury and such... But I wanted them to offer him the fucking stadium.
 

Hauler

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Fuck sake

never watched mike trout hit

He definitely changed my mind. Was always a naysayer, shit talking him like a cunt

just blasted an hr against the Rays and I just shoved my shoe deep in my mouth
Best all around player in the game.
It sucks he's on the west coast and half the country is sleeping during his games.