Re: Lester & Vaseline?
posted at 10/24/2013 10:39 AM EDT
In response to S5's comment:
In response to clouts' comment:
Not sure about the eye roll comment....
It's being talked about on the STL radio shows this morning. I assume it will be newsworthy throughout the day. I hope it's not true, and I don't believe it is. But, it does look a little funky, agree?
Larry Brown works for WHO??
It looks to me like much ado about nothing.
1) If you look at Lester's glove, the stitching and cord surrounding the fingers and thumb are lighter in color than is the leather around it. That's the part Lester was touching.
2) The shadows in the video make it impossible to see if there is anything foreign in that area.
3) Vaseline is an opaque substance which would make it nearly impossible to see if it WERE there.
4) It's impossible to determine texture from a video.
This strikes me as a case of someone saying something, so it MUST be true.
If you have any doubts about the credibility of Larry Brown you might want to look at this
which is part of the same string of articles on the WS. And pay special attention to the very last paragraph. Brown is obviously willing to say anything to demonize the Red Sox.
Brown has "sore loser" stapled to his forehead.
Ok, this is odd. I'm a Sox fan, thought it was something to discuss on a discussion board. Didn't expect a Patriot-fan like reaction, but it is what it is. Regarding the color/texture, it looked shiney and has the same color as this:
I am in no way saying he doctored the ball. It seemed newsworthy, but I shoulda' known not to dare question anything. Enjoy folks....