“Manager Joe Maddon heard Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton’s explanation that the curious dark splotch on the bill of his cap during Game 4 was “just dirt from the ball.” And, the day after raising the issue, Maddon said he wasn’t buying it. “Umm, I don’t think so,” Maddon said Monday. “That’s very unusual. How many guys have that mark on their hat?” — St. Petersburg Times
Um, Joe? How incredibly stupid would Blanton be to have an illegal substance RIGHT ON THE FRONT OF THE BILL OF HIS CAP?
And if you’re so skeptical, demand the umpires examine the hat.