The 25th Anniversary of Joe Niekro's Nail File
Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:22 AM
- I never realized he was caught by St. Paul native Tim Tschida
- I wonder what the fallout would be today for being caught cheating in this way today? In general, I think their is heightened reaction to "cheating" of any kind, as evidenced by the furor surrounding Sammy Sosa's corked bat incident. But this was just so goofy and semi-lovable. I don't remember much indigtation about it. I wonder if there would be today.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:34 AM
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:35 PM
1. I was at that game, sitting in the top deck at The Big A behind home plate. I could see something fly out of his hand from that distance.
2. Technically, he wasn't caught altering the ball. He was ejected for having the file (a foreign object) while on the mound. He was given the automatic 10 day suspension for violating that rule, not for altering baseballs. BTW...the Twins ended up winning that game, beating Mike Witt.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:18 PM