I can not stand the Cardinals and this just adds more to my fire. The reason that Smoltz had trouble throwing with "non-rubbed" baseballs and Arroyo didnt was because, according to Dave Duncan, Arroyo had pine tar on his cap. Read this if you can stomach it:
Even one of their first three comments said the following:
Very unprofessional comments coming from very classless people.There were 5 other pitchers in the game. None of them had any trouble with the balls.