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The Hair of Clay Buchholz

While watching the Royals game on the Saturday after the cancellation of the Friday game due to the Boston Marathon incident, I noticed that Clay Buchholz' long hair in the back was wet looking in the very first inning. I thought this was strange since he couldn't have worked up a sweat yet at that point, and it wasn't raining in Boston.


I kept watching him, and in between pitches to the Royals, he rubbed his fingers of his pitching hand through his long, stringy, wet hair in the back of his head. Every pitch, he would do this.

So the question I have is: what did Clay Buchholz put in the back of his hair to make wet looking, and why did he keep rubbing the fingers of his pitching hand through it? My speculation is that it was some kind of oil or vaseline/grease-type substance that made his off-speed pitches (change, curve, slider, etc.) move better on a cold day.

This is clearly an unfair advantage for Buchholz against batters and vs. other pitchers, and I believe it might explain some of his gaudy 2013 numbers so far. Buchholz is cheating and I'm glad he is being exposed.

FYI, Jack Morris and other Toronto announcers are now accusing Buchholz of cheating, and it is on ESPN:
http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/26942/morris-knows-buchholz-threw-spitter

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