Joe Girardi: Pitchers should be able to use grip-enhancing substance
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says pitchers should be allowed to use substances to enhance their grip on the ball.
"I believe there should be a substance behind the mound for every pitcher to use," Girardi told reporters Tuesday, according to WFUV's Anthony Pucik.
"Hitters know pitchers are all using something," Girardi added, according to the Wall Street Journal's Daniel Barbarisi.
On Sunday, Red Sox manager John Farrell shared similar thoughts, saying, "I would like to see an approved substance that pitchers can use, because, when we take a manufactured baseball, and rub it with dirt, it's going to create a slippery feeling to it."
- Dan Gartland