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Here's an update on former Atlanta Brave Evan Gattis

Three games into the 2015 campaign, I wrote about Evan Gattis and his horrible start as a new member of the Houston Astros.

They’ve now played 42 games, and I figure I should update you on how he’s playing. 317 more words


Brewers' reliever Will Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has been suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta. 106 more words


MLB gives 8-game suspension to Brewers' Smith

Milwaukee Brewers’ left-hander Will Smith has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his right arm during Thursday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves. 267 more words


Stick With Me, Baby, And I'll Stick With You

Two trains of thought here. One is that foreign substances—particularly of the tacky (as opposed to viscous) variety—are commonplace among the ranks of pitchers, used to increase grip on the baseball. 599 more words

Milwaukee Brewers

"You Put Snot On the Ball?"

Rick Vaughn: What’s that shit on your chest?
Eddie Harris: Crisco. Bardol. Vagisil. Any one of them will give you another two to three inches drop on your curve ball.

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Quote of the Day: Freddie Freeman inadvertently illustrates the silliness of the foreign substance rules

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about Will Smith’s foreign substance:

Every pitcher does it. As a hitter you want them to do it so they have a better grip, so we don’t get hit in the head.

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MLB Power Rankings: Marlins falling, Phillies rising

Here is a look at Major League Baseball with analysis from Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman and Nationals writer Chase Hughes:


30. Marlins – 718 more words

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