Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda got kicked out of a game against the Red Sox yesterday, for using PINE TAR to get a better grip on his pitches.  And the funny part was how OBVIOUS it was, because you could see a big smear of it on his NECK.

 

 

Pineda did the same thing two weeks ago in a game against the Red Sox.  But that time he had the pine tar on the palm of his hand.  And the Red Sox didn't ask the umpires to check it out.  (See that video here.)

 

 

There's a mandatory ten-game suspension for pitchers who use a foreign substance on the ball.  Which means he'll miss two starts. (Search for "Pineda's Ejection."  The umpire checks him out at :57, and sees the pine tar at 1:09.)

 

 

(By the way, Pineda is Dominican.  Which only matters because a white pitcher wouldn't even have a CHANCE of hiding dark pine tar on their skin.  Apparently a LOT of pitchers do it though.  And some use sun block.)