PHOENIX, AZ - For decades, athletes have adhered to the old adage “If you ain’t cheatin’ you ain’t tryin,." In fact, it’s been baseball’s favorite cliché for years.
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for ten games this week for having pine tar on his neck and in his hand. But listen to this; Pineda’s apology went like this: “I try to put it on my neck, just a little bit. I put on too much and everybody sees it. It was my mistake.”
So basically he’s sorry for putting on too much but not for using it? Interesting choice of words for an apology, especially when you got caught just a couple of weeks ago doing the same thing.
You have to love baseball players because they just never give up!
The only thing missing for Pineda was a pie in the face as he walked off the field.
Like cheating, that’s another one of those longstanding baseball traditions!
That’s Fouhy on Sports!