So a little controversy has been brewing today over some video captured during last night’s ALCS game that has been posted on YouTube.
In the video Yankees closer Mariano Rivera appears to look around to see if anyone’s watching and then unleashes the most unholy of loogies on the baseball. Now granted, we never actually get to see where the spit lands, but the evidence sure does appear damning.
It’s impossible for me to believe that his entire 15-year dominance of Major League hitters has merely been the result of some performance enhancing saliva. So I don’t think he’s a habitual hawker. But if he did resort to cheating last night I’m gonna have to say “bad form!” Though it pains me to do so.
UPDATE: It didn’t take long for MLB to sound off on this. The league issued a statement absolving Rivera of any wrongdoing, claiming that the video was inconclusive.