Did Max Scherzer (39, New York Mets), who was disciplined after being ejected for using a foreign substance during a recent game, deserve to be unfair?
David Cohn, who is in charge of the commentary for ESPN, an American sports channel, tested how sticky his hands could be under the same conditions as Scherzer’s on the 24th (hereafter Korean time).
First, Cohn touched the rosin bearing the MLB logo with his hand and then wiped it off with alcohol. This is the same condition as Scherzer.
If you look at the video, you can see that Con’s fingers, which were slightly sticky with rosin, become much more sticky after washing them with alcohol.
At the time, Scherzer washed his hands with alcohol in front of several people, including major league officials, after being pointed out by the umpire in the second inning that his hands were sticky.
Afterwards, Scherzer was instructed to change gloves by the referee in the third inning, and was ordered to leave in the fourth inning, pointing out that his hands were more sticky.메이저놀이터
At the time, Scherzer strongly protested against the sticky substance, saying it was only rosin. However, Scherzer’s protest was not accepted.
In the end, Scherzer was ejected from the match and was suspended for 10 games. His 10-game suspension was upheld when Scherzer dropped the appeal.
This ESPN video alone does not confirm Scherzer’s innocence and the referee’s error. But at least we confirmed that alcohol makes your fingers stickier.
Therefore, there is a good chance that the reason Scherzer’s fingers became more sticky than before the referees pointed out was the alcohol used as directed by the referees.