I love Yadier Molina. How could you not? But this might be the most blatant form of cheating that is just laughed off in the history of baseball. Don’t get me wrong, I apply to the school of “if you ain’t cheatin’ you ain’t tryin'” but I fully believe if you get caught you need to be reprimanded because you suck at it. It’s only wrong if you get caught.
Everyone says the substance in question was on the ball, but I don’t think that’s the case. You’d need gobs of pine tar to make a ball stick like that. It’s more likely Molina had something on his chest protector in order to make pitches he blocks not bounce far away from him. Considering he likely gets a new chest protector whenever he wants, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was loading that bad boy up with Gorilla glue in between innings. It’s a new one on me, so have to tip the cap to the savvy veteran catcher.