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What's the big deal about pine tar, anyway?



What, if any, advantage does pine tar give a pitcher? And does using it constitute cheating?

Here are a couple of interesting reads on the subject:

-- From The Sporting NewsSticky situation: what, exactly, is cheating?

-- From The physics of baseball's most popular illegal pitches

-- And here's why "a longtime baseball man, who has experience as both a manager and an executive," told the Washington Post he wouldn't have inspected Joel Peralta's glove Tuesday night.

[Last modified: Friday, July 20, 2012 12:39am]


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