The controversial dirty-ball case is insane in major league baseball and the situation involving Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and Philadelphia Phyllis manager Joe Girardi was proved Tuesday night.
In the middle of the fourth inning, Scherzer asked Girardi head referee Alfonso Marquez to check if his hair contained a banned substance.
Visually insulted, Scherzer did not appreciate such a check during a round.
“I’m really an idiot who uses anything when everyone’s focused on it,” Scherzer replied after the meeting, as stated on the MLB.com website.
Since Monday, the main league has been intensifying its efforts to ensure that pitchers do not use adhesives to improve their grip on baseball. If convicted, an artilleryman can be deported and suspended for 10 days.
During Tuesday’s meeting between the Nationals and the Phyllis, who won 3-2 at the hands of Washington, Girardi was sent on his way following an exchange of words with the opposing team.
Earlier on Tuesday, Phyllis’ manager, however, vowed that he would never ask the referee to examine the opponent’s pitcher, saying it was foolish to do so.
“I’ve seen Max often since 2010 and apparently he’s a future Hall of Fame member. I’ve never seen him wipe his head like he did tonight. [mardi], Defended Girardi after the game. It was suspicious in my eyes. He did it to me four times. I do not want to offend anyone. I want to do the best for our team. ”
The problem is that if the referees start examining the gunners in the middle of the set, the manager who wants to break the rhythm of the opposing pitcher can now use this trick.
Lower the pants
In the case of Scherzer, referee Marquez checked the pitcher’s hat, glove and sleeves after the first and third innings, finding nothing.
When Girardi called for a new inspection, it was outrageous. And Scherzer began removing the belt from his pants, proving he had nothing to hide.
“I’m not angry, though, Scherzer said. I’m trying to show that there’s absolutely nothing against me. You can look wherever you want, and I will take off my clothes if you want to see.”
Like Scherzer, Oakland athletics pitcher Sergio Romo also began pulling on his pants Tuesday night as referees wanted to check if he was hiding illegal material when his team won the Texas Rangers. In short, this is a real circus.