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RBA
04-07-2008, 10:25 AM
http://deadspin.com/assets/resources/2008/04/peavyhandsmudge.jpg



http://deadspin.com/assets/resources/2008/04/peavysmudgeEXTREMECLOSEUP.jpg

Hmm, only on the thumb, index and middle fingers. I wonder what those figures are used for?

rotnoid
04-07-2008, 10:28 AM
He has been pretty filthy of late. Pardon the pun.

KronoRed
04-07-2008, 05:09 PM
I knew those west coasters were up to no good.

westofyou
04-07-2008, 05:11 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/books/review/Olney-t.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=kaat&st=nyt&oref=slogin


Players, understandably, always looked for that edge. Recently, the longtime pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat recounted how he would use a homemade substance of resin and turpentine on his pitching hand — something that was against the rules — to get a better grip on the ball. An umpire once saw the stuff on Kaat’s hand, approached the mound and said: “Lefty, you’re putting a foreign substance on the ball. That’s illegal.” Kaat replied: “That’s not a foreign substance. It’s made in North Carolina.”