That ain’t dirt. Chad Jennings has more.
Our old pal Peter Abraham tweeted:
Farrelll, Pedroia + Ortiz dismissed the pine tar thing. Either didn’t notice or didn’t care. “Everybody in the league does it,” Ortiz said.
Ortiz: “I can’t tell you how balls I foul off that have pine tar. It’s part of the game. You just take it.”
Farrell: “I can’t say it’s uncommon that guys will look to create a little bit of a grip. Typically you’re not trying to be as blatant.”