Dodgers brush off possibility of pine tar use during Fiers' no-hitter
Players like Carl Crawford and manager Don Mattingly downplayed photos that surfaced showing a shiny substance in the Astros pitcher’s glove.
“I don’t want to take anything away from his night,” Crawford told the Los Angeles Times.
Mattingly said: "It’s pretty much accepted unless it’s blatantly obvious that somebody’s doing” something illegal. “I think it sounds like you’re whining if you look at it, talk about it.”
Plus there was this:
#Dodgers players not bothered by images of shiny substance in Fiers' glove. "We just sucked," one player said.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) August 22, 2015
Ultimately, it just comes down to what Mattingly said. Unless it’s really blatant like this, you don’t really bother with it.
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