ESPN Asked Americans If They Thought Using Pine Tar to Get a Better Grip is Cheating. The Results Won't Surprise You.

Friday April 25th, 2014

In the wake of the Michael Pineda pine tar incident, ESPN's SportsNation did a quick poll to find out whether Americans thought that the use of pine tar is cheating. The results came as a surprise to no one:

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Gee I wonder if it's any coincidence that most people who don't have a problem with the Yankees pitcher using pine tar also happen to be in Yankees country. Hmmm.

You can take the poll yourself right here.


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