Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Mariano Rivera Saga
When I first heard about the Mariano Rivera "spitball" video I thought I was going to see something pretty condeming. The way it was explained to me was that Mariano was caught on video first looking around to see if umpires were watching him, and then once he feels comfortable that no one is looking, he spits on some sand paper, then takes the sand paper and rubs down the ball, then he takes a vial that clearly reads "HGH" on it, and injects himself, pops a couple amphetamine pills, then he pulls out a cellphone and calls a bookie to place a bet on the game, and then finally he throws a pitch. Then, when I saw the video, I was extremely dissapointed. It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, minus Carl Pavano's Yankee contract. The claim was baseless, and MLB agrees. Rivera pretty much laughed it off. That's because the whole thing is laughable. This is just another reason why you should never believe the hype.