There’s really nothing to see here. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to check out the story and video, but there’s nothing really insightful that anyone can add that we haven’t already heard. Michael Pineda is an idiot, but you already knew that. Tons of baseball players try this, but you already knew that also.
Suspension for 7-10 days, his numbers might go down a little, but, after a few starts, he’ll probably use it again and be smarter about where to hide it. It’s pretty insane that Sportscenter is going HAM with this story — actually, no it’s not, Sportscenter always beats everything into the ground, especially if it involves Red Sox-Yankees. But is it really necessary for ESPN to have Doug Glanville do a 5 minutes Sportscenter piece on how to use pine tar? I’m gonna go with NO.