• Spitball! Alex Sanabia of Miami Marlins slobbers on ball, in plain view, after Domonic Brown homer

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated May 21, 2013
    A funny thing happened after Alex Sanabia of the Miami Marlins allowed a home run to Domonic Brown of the Philadelphia Phillies in the second inning Monday night: He didn't allow any more runs over his 6 1/3 innings of work and picked up his first victory since April 16. The Phillies did not seem terribly bothered that Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia spit on a baseball after allowing a home run Monday to Domonic Brown. Was it in part because Sanabia was aided by putting a foreign substance on the baseball? The question arises naturally because the Phillies broadcast clearly shows Sanabia spitting on a new ball as Brown circled the bases in Miami's 5-1 victory at Marlins Park. But later in the game, West did order Sanabia to discard another ball for improperly going to his mouth. As for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, he obviously was upset about losing to the Marlins. A look at the MLB.com GameDay rendering shows that the pitch an 88 mph sinker that didn’t really sink, according to PITCHf/x  wasn’t anywhere near the strike zone, and even the notoriously hacktastic Young wasn’t moved to swing:
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Top 10 spitball-related nicknames for Alex Sanabia of Miami Marlins

      It remains to be seen what Major League Baseball will do, if anything, to right-hander Alex Sanabia of the Miami Marlins for spitting on the ball Monday night. Umpires didn't seem to notice. The Philadelphia Phillies didn't seem to notice. Broadcasters …
      Source: yahoo.com
  • Manuel OK with Marlins' spitting incident

    The Phillies did not seem terribly bothered that Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia spit on a baseball after allowing a home run Monday to Domonic Brown. "He did?" Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "That's good. I didn't see it."
    Source: MLB.com
    • Watch: Marlins pitcher caught spitting on baseball

      Watch: Marlins pitcher caught spitting on baseball
      Source: CNNSI.com

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