Umpires Demand Brewers Pitcher Change Glove Despite Fact He Used It Previous Night

May 1, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Thyago Vieira (49) delivers.
May 1, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Thyago Vieira (49) delivers. / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

If you like messy baseball, this week's three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the surprising Milwaukee Brewers is the series for you.

On Tuesday, tensions between the two teams erupted into a bench-clearing brawl that led to four suspensions. Somehow, the Brewers found time to pull out an 8–2 victory—turning the tables on the Rays after they shut out Milwaukee 1–0 Monday.

In Wednesday's series finale, the hijinks continued. Late in the game, umpires asked Brewers pitcher Thyago Vieira to change his glove—seemingly oblivious to the fact that Vieira had used the same glove in the previous night's game.

Milwaukee's announcers on Bally Sports Wisconsin speculated that the change was due to the coloring of the removed glove, and chuckled at the fact that Vieira replaced it with a garish yellow one.

Seemingly unfazed by the change, Vieira hurled a scoreless ninth inning in a 7–1 Brewers win.


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