On Wednesday night, Yankees starter Michael Pineda was ejected for having an obvious streak of pine tar on his neck, two weeks after he pitched (quite well) against the Red Sox with pine tar on his inner palm. Some of you were confused and took to Twitter to seek answers, which will I hereby attempt to provide.
Our first question comes from Kevin:
What is going on with this Red Sox - Yankees game— Kevin Aldrich (@KevAldrich3) April 23, 2014
Great question. You should check out Ben's write-up of the incident to see what you missed. Long story short: Michael Pineda was careless about breaking a rule and was tossed from the game.
Thanks for writing! Next up is Pat:
The Red Sox are bush league— Pat Dolan (@PDolan6) April 24, 2014
That's not even a question, Pat! Nice try. Maybe Vincent can do better:
Classic bull shit bush league crap from the red sox as usual. When all your pitchers use pine tar and Vaseline how can you do that?— Vincent Pepe (@VinPepe) April 24, 2014
That's not exactly the type of language we like to use at Big Vaseline, Vincent. But to your specific concerns, you just go to the ump and ask them to check. Glad to hear from you. Whatcha got, Katia?
the Red Sox are a bunch of hippocrates— katia cassetta (@katiaacassettaa) April 24, 2014
Again, not a question! But philosophically relevant. The Red Sox may, in fact, be "a bunch" of the father of western medicine. Probably his nuts, you'd think? What else bunches up? Not toes. They're not his toes.
You made us think, at least. What about you, Mike?
@SportsCenter Farrell is a pussy bet he didn't care when buchholz and lester would caught for the same shit? Red Sox suck.— Mike D'Amelio (@MikeeDamelio) April 24, 2014
It doesn't really help if you answer your own question, but in this case it's probably okay, as I can't make heads or tails of what you're asking.
Anyone else? Okay for one more, let's go to a pro! Matt Yallof of Major League Baseball, take us home:
You betcha. We'd be hippocrates if we didn't.