1. To stick or not to stick  Bluebird Banter
  2. Gerrit Cole comes unstuck as another scandal threatens the MLB  The Globe and Mail
  3. MLB needs more clarity on sticky stuff, not more scapegoats  Sportsnet.ca
  4. LEADING OFF: Cole vs Donaldson gets sticky, Texas cuts Davis  Yahoo Canada Sports
  5. Reaction to Gerrit Cole's comments about foreign substance use | SportsCenter  ESPN
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Baseball must be the only sport that will make a significant rule change, well, not a rule change but a change to how a rule is enforced, midseason. And, beyond that, they haven’t defined how the...Baseball must be the only sport that will make a significant rule change, well, not a rule change but a change to how a rule is enforced, midseason. And, beyond that, they haven’t defined how the...

To stick or not to stick - Bluebird Banter

While Gerrit Cole's answer was the one that went viral, he’s not the only pitcher asking himself: "What can I use?" In the absence of clear regulations and consistent enforcement, players, teams and umpires are all left to improvise on the sticky stuff.While Gerrit Cole's answer was the one that went viral, he’s not the only pitcher asking himself: "What can I use?" In the absence of clear regulations and consistent enforcement, players, teams and umpires are all left to improvise on the sticky stuff.

MLB needs more clarity on sticky stuff, not more scapegoats - Sportsnet.ca

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ STICKY SITUATION Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has found himself in a sticky situation. Days after Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson off-handedly alleged that Cole had been using foreign substances to sharpen his stuff, the pair will go head to head with Cole on the mound for New York at Minnesota. The pitches Cole threw in his previous outing didn’t rotate as much as usual, and Donaldson casually wondered aloud last week whether Cole had suddenA look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ STICKY SITUATION Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has found himself in a sticky situation. Days after Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson off-handedly alleged that Cole had been using foreign substances to sharpen his stuff, the pair will go head to head with Cole on the mound for New York at Minnesota. The pitches Cole threw in his previous outing didn’t rotate as much as usual, and Donaldson casually wondered aloud last week whether Cole had sudden

LEADING OFF: Cole vs Donaldson gets sticky, Texas cuts Davis

The use of sticky substances has been common for years, and the practice has gotten worse as pitchers look to improve their spin rates. Now, MLB has t...The use of sticky substances has been common for years, and the practice has gotten worse as pitchers look to improve their spin rates. Now, MLB has t...

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Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about baseball’s sticky issue lately. Rumors of "crackdowns" and mentions of "foreign substances" and "cheating" have been common on social media. But what’s it really all about? Let’s take a look.Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about baseball’s sticky issue lately. Rumors of

Baseball's sticky situation: What to know about MLB's 'crisis' with pitchers and foreign substances | Sporting News

Everything you wanted to know about sticky stuff but were afraid to ask. The Giants might be giants. The Mets might be good. The Pirates need to remember first things, first.Everything you wanted to know about sticky stuff but were afraid to ask. The Giants might be giants. The Mets might be good. The Pirates need to remember first things, first.

Outside the Confines: A sticky situation - Bleed Cubbie Blue

The pitches Gerrit Cole threw in his last start weren't rotating as much, and the Yankees ace said the spin rate dropoff was due to mechanical flaws.

Sticky situation? Gerrit Cole says spin rate drop due to mechanics - MLB | NBC Sports

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3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Wednesday 6/9/21:In the midst of a sticky controversy, Gerrit Cole takes the mound with a great matchup on tap. Who else should we be looking at?? Read it now on numberFire!3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Wednesday 6/9/21: In the midst of a sticky controversy, Gerrit Cole takes the mound with a great matchup on tap. Who else should we be looking at? Read it now on numberFire, your #1 source for data-driven sports analysis and insight.

3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Wednesday 6/9/21

While pitchers are not blameless in this mess, they shouldn’t be alone in public scorn.While pitchers are not blameless in this mess, they shouldn’t be alone in public scorn.

Ghiroli: Blame for MLB's sticky substance controversy falls first on the league – The Athletic

Says ‘I don’t quite know how to answer’ yes-or-no question on whether he’s used a foreign substanceSays ‘I don’t quite know how to answer’ yes-or-no question on whether he’s used a foreign substance

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has no answer for whether he’s used a foreign substance

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New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, leads the majors with a 0.62 ERA this season.

ESPN MLB insider defends Mets’ Jacob deGrom amid cheating allegations - nj.com

Gene Clemons takes a look at the race for the AL and NL Cy Young Awards and who could be some longshot candidates to win the award.Gene Clemons takes a look at the race for the AL and NL Cy Young Awards and who could be some longshot candidates to win the award.

Cy Young award watch, odds, longshots: Will Jacob deGrom run away with NL Cy Young? Yankees’ Gerrit Cole still the favorite – The Athletic

Gene Clemons takes a look at the race for the AL and NL Cy Young Awards and who could be some longshot candidates to win the award.Gene Clemons takes a look at the race for the AL and NL Cy Young Awards and who could be some longshot candidates to win the award.

Cy Young award watch, odds, longshots: Will Jacob deGrom run away with NL Cy Young? Yankees’ Gerrit Cole still the favorite – The Athletic

MINNEAPOLIS – Nothing personal. According to Josh Donaldson, a former AL MVP who created a stir last week when he insinuated Gerrit Cole was among the many pitchers the sport using illegal sticky subsMINNEAPOLIS – Nothing personal. According to Josh Donaldson, a former AL MVP who created a stir last week when he insinuated Gerrit Cole was among the many pitchers the sport using illegal sticky subs

Josh Donaldson puts his spin on Gerrit Cole's sticky-substance issue | Newsday

New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole was asked about using banned substances and his answer was a complete and total disasterGerrit Cole was put on the spot when it came to using substances while pitching and his answer has caused quite the stir among MLB fans.  Here we are in J...

Gerrit Cole totally botches chance to deny using sticky substances

Don’t let the names of Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer fool you. MLB’s latest scandal extends far beyond them.Don’t let the names of Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer fool you. MLB’s latest scandal extends far beyond them.

MLB pitch doctoring scandal: Blame Rob Manfred, not players - Sports Illustrated

The Yanks starter was asked by a reporter if he had ever used Spider-Tack, a substance used by powerlifters to enhance grip, while pitching as discussions about foreign substances on baseballs continues around the league. The Yanks starter was asked by a reporter if he had ever used Spider-Tack, a substance used by powerlifters to enhance grip, while pitching as discussions about foreign substances on baseballs continues around the league.

Yankees Gerrit Cole Addresses Whether He’s Used Foreign Substances To Help With Grip: ‘I Don’t Know How To Quite Answer That To Be Honest’ – CBS New York

Gerrit Cole effectively admitted on Tuesday to using banned substances while pitching.Gerrit Cole effectively admitted on Tuesday to using banned substances while pitching.

Gerrit Cole effectively admits to using banned substances | Yardbarker

It's been less than a week since Major League Baseball made known that it will begin to crack down on …

The Looming Crackdown On Foreign Substances - MLB Trade Rumors

The attention on baseball’s sticky stuff has skyrocketed the last few weeks. Do you have questions about all of this? Here are some answers.The attention on baseball’s sticky stuff has skyrocketed the last few weeks. Do you have questions about all of this? Here are some answers.

Questions and answers surrounding MLB's sticky stuff problem

New York Yankees $300 million man Gerrit Cole is a great pitcher, and a terrible liar, as he struggled to find the words to answer a question about cheating.New York Yankees $300 million man Gerrit Cole is a great pitcher, and a terrible improviser., as he struggled to find the words to answer a question about cheating.

Gerrit Cole Can't Answer Ken Davidoff's Cheating Question

Gerrit Cole deflected when asked if he's ever used Spider Tack on baseballs.Gerrit Cole deflected when asked if he's ever used Spider Tack on baseballs.

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This is kinda nuts. Cole just sat silently, seemingly stunned by the question before stammering about "customs and practices."This is kinda nuts. Cole just sat silently, seemingly stunned by the question before stammering …

Gerrit Cole Doesn't "Quite Know How to Answer" When Asked Directly If He's Used Spider Tack in a Game

Cole faces questions as MLB pushes for doctored baseball cutdown; Boone will maintain his demeanor in the dugout; Age the main factor for Volpe being passed for promotion; Injury updates for Voit and Wilson.Cole faces questions as MLB pushes for doctored baseball cutdown; Boone will maintain his demeanor in the dugout; Age the main factor for Volpe being passed for promotion; Injury updates for Voit and Wilson.

New York Yankees News: Gerrit Cole faces doctoring questions - Pinstripe Alley

MLB officials plan to empower umpires to enforce rules about players using sticky substances on baseballs, and the league could explore increasing suspensions. MLB officials plan to empower umpires to enforce rules about players using sticky substances on baseballs, and the league could explore increasing suspensions.

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David Samson weighed in on the hot-button issue in MLBDavid Samson weighed in on the hot-button issue in MLB

Samson: How Yankees' Gerrit Cole should've responded to question about foreign substances - CBSSports.com

Could MLB be making a fuss with CBA talks looming? You better believe itCould MLB be making a fuss with CBA talks looming? You better believe it

Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer and baseball’s sticky situation

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Gerrit Cole increased his spin rate dramatically with the Astros and that continued with...Gerrit Cole increased his spin rate dramatically with the Astros and that continued with...

Gerrit Cole has strange answer when questioned about using sticky stuff

“I don’t know quite how to answer that,” Gerrit Cole said when asked if he uses a sticky paste called Spider Tack to increase his spin rate.“I don’t know quite how to answer that,” Gerrit Cole said when asked if he uses a sticky paste called Spider Tack to increase his spin rate.

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The Yankees’ ace channeled The Tap Dance Kid on Tuesday at Target Field, appearing biblically uncomfortable during a Zoom news conference.The Yankees’ ace channeled The Tap Dance Kid on Tuesday at Target Field, appearing biblically uncomfortable during a Zoom news conference.

Gerrit Cole's Spider Tack answer his lowest Yankees moment

Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole didnt exactly make a strong case for himself when asked whether hes used foreign substances to improve his grip of baseballs.Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole didnt exactly make a strong case for himself when asked whether hes used foreign substances to improve his grip of baseballs.

Yankees' Gerrit Cole stumbles through answer on use of foreign substances

Yankees' pitcher Gerrit Cole gave a verbal filibuster to a question on if he'd used SpiderTack, but his decision not to answer has some merit.Yankees' pitcher Gerrit Cole gave a verbal filibuster to a question on if he'd used SpiderTack, but his decision not to answer has some merit.

Gerrit Cole's "I don't quite know how to answer that" response had some logic

New York Yankees fans have taken to social media to try and defend Gerrit Cole, but folks all over Twitter are blasting him and the clubNew York Yankees fans are working overtime trying to defend starting pitcher Gerrit Cole for his latest comments and Twitter is having a field day over it....

Twitter absolutely destroys Yankees fans who are defending Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole is sticking to his story that he has greater worries than opponents’ accusations of wrongdoing.Gerrit Cole is sticking to his story that he has greater worries than opponents’ accusations of wrongdoing.

Yankees' Gerrit Cole on sticky substance, MLB cheating saga

McNeil has been out since May 16 with a hamstring strain.McNeil has been out since May 16 with a hamstring strain.

Gerrit Cole sidesteps substance accusations, blames spin rate drop on mechanics - The Boston Globe

MINNEAPOLIS — The pitches Gerrit Cole threw in his last start weren’t rotating as much, and the New York Yankees ace said the spin rate dropoff was due to mechanical flaws — sidestepping a recent accusation that he cut back on tacky substances amid a Major League Baseball crackdown. “I attribute it to just not […]

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