Baseball clearly is and has been full of cheaters. Gerrit Cole’s spin rate on his answer when asked whether he used spider tack is more proof of that. He even said sticky practices have been handed down from one generation to the next. Right now, MLB is in the midst of the most historically inept hitting season in history. And with spin on balls increasing at a rapid rate, bats are being missed completely, which has almost certainly contributed to nearly all the action being taken out of the sport.