(Or click on link above.)
Did Kenny Rogers have an illegal substance on his hand in the 1st inning -- or was it just dirt, like he claims?
Or is the REAL dirt simply the sensationalistic suspicions being thrown around by analysts and fans?
Who cares? It was gone by the 2nd, and
(Hell, I think it would be even cooler if he DID use some help; nothing says "crafty veteran pitcher" like being able to use an illegal substance to take 10 years off his mileage.)A lot is being made of the inconsistencies between Rogers' explanations and what appears to be, uh, reality. (The gist: He says he washed it off on his own; others say he was told to wash it off by umps.)
Even though I can appreciate the suspicions,
Question: Am I crazy for playing down his cheating? Or does his post-1st inning shut-out innings make the "scandal" moot-ish?