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    Mariano Rivera spitball?

    What do you think? The whole looking around before it has me intrigued.

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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    NO!

    He has been throwing the same pitch with the same results for over a decade with nobody ever suspecting him of throwing a spitball.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Doubtful. I'm fairly sure he'da been caught over the past 13 years because teams break down every little thing they can to try and gain an edge. Some team would've come out and said he's cheating.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    NO!

    He has been throwing the same pitch with the same results for over a decade with nobody ever suspecting him of throwing a spitball.
    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Doubtful. I'm fairly sure he'da been caught over the past 13 years because teams break down every little thing they can to try and gain an edge. Some team would've come out and said he's cheating.
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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Yankee fans say no...others say yes...Hmmmmm



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Doubtful. I'm fairly sure he'da been caught over the past 13 years because teams break down every little thing they can to try and gain an edge. Some team would've come out and said he's cheating.
    I'm not arguing or telling you, you are wrong, but 13 years really doesn't pertain to this.
    It's just a video that looks a little incriminating. Kind of like that Kenny Rogers deal a few years ago in the playoffs with the tar on the hand.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Ok DQ them for cheating



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    For one, he misses the ball pretty far to the right... Secondly, spit wouldn't help a cutter at all. For an effective cutter you want the ball to stay on your middle finger as long as possible, not slide off.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Who cares about something like this when A-Rod is playing grab *** with Derek Jeter in the dugout???




    Dude's got a nice firm grip.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    For one, he misses the ball pretty far to the right
    How on Earth could you say that from that one camera angle?



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    How on Earth could you say that from that one camera angle?
    he stayed at the holiday inn express last night



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    How on Earth could you say that from that one camera angle?
    Watch after it passes the ball



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Watch after it passes the ball

    There is absolutly no camera angle that will give you the true trajectory of the the ball



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Yankee fans say no...others say yes...Hmmmmm
    Teams have 10+ YEARS of video on him from ALL angles. Thousands of people have watched this video from players to coaches to managers to front office people, yet all of those people have been missing this happening for more than 10 years. Ok. Makes sense.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera spitball?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Teams have 10+ YEARS of video on him from ALL angles. Thousands of people have watched this video from players to coaches to managers to front office people, yet all of those people have been missing this happening for more than 10 years. Ok. Makes sense.
    I personally am not thinking about the 10 years past, I'm just looking at what is on the video here. I imagine its just one really bad camera angle, but it does look intriguing. Back to my statement about Kenny Rogers though (take away the a-hole point of view of him). Kenny probably had 5 more years, 3 times the innings, and a perfect game, when people suspected him.



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