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Legit accusation here, but it's not Vaseline.
Cold weather, you're not trying to make the ball more slippery, it's the opposite.
Vagisil? Crisco? Bardol?
He was greasing the ball and nobody on the other team or the umpire noticed something fishy/green/sticky with the ball at any point?
The umpire, maybe, but why would anyone on the Cardinals notice anything?
I'd think a hitter would notice a pitch coming at him with a green splotch on one side of the ball.
John Lester used Vaseline on his glove
Tyler Melling, a pitcher who plays ball in the Cards’ minor league system,
Or very thick, Shredder.
I wonder if catchers have ever doctored the ball before returning it.
I remember Posada was accused of scuffing balls for Jason Grimsley. Or something like that.
After the second inning of his strong four-inning stint against the Seattle yesterday, the Mariners' manager, Lou Piniella, went to the home-plate umpire, John Hirschbeck, and accused Grimsley of doctoring the ball. Grimsley's pitches, Piniella maintained, were sinking and moving too much to be a product of natural forces.
Piniella noted, as well, that when the fifth and sixth innings ended with strikeouts, the Yankees' catcher Jorge Posada walked off the field with the ball and flipped it into the stands -- in other words, in Piniella's mind, Posada was laundering evidence.
If there was ANYTHING to ##### about during the game, rest assured the Cardinals would have seized upon the opportunity.
Billiard balls are 1/2 to 2/3 the circumference of a baseball, and probably 2 to 3 times as heavy.
I've seen the video. I've not seen anything even approaching conclusive.
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