I guess sometimes you got to find an edge. And as a Seattle Mariner’s fan I believe if you aren’t cheating you aren’t trying so I got to give it to our Japanese rookie Yusei Kikuchi for going WAY over the top and putting the most damn pine tar I’ve ever seen in my whole life on his hat against the Yankees last night.
Here’s a video of the pine tar under Kikuchi’s hat. pic.twitter.com/oFgT5700gR
— Andrew (@Andrew_Rotondi) May 9, 2019
I mean that’s a whole jar of pine tar. And look how obvious he is about it the whole game playing with his hat:
If every pitcher uses some substance for grip and no one cares then I'm gonna have fun finding where they store it. With Kikuchi, it couldn't be more obvious. Dude touches his hat before every single pitch. pic.twitter.com/myjgilBj5V
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) May 9, 2019
Kikuchi took a no hitter into the 6th inning. But seriously who cares. Do you think this really affected him THAT much? We’ve seen anywhere from superstars to fringe Major Leaguers cheat. And to be frankly honest, the Mariners won and that’s all I care about. As a Seattle Mariner fan I appreciate the effort here. If you aren’t cheating you aren’t trying. So all you Yankee fans who are complaining.. go to hell. We won.