New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole, ironically, had zero firm grip on his woefully vague answer for the baseball universe’s big sticky question, “Have you ever used banned foreign substances as a pitcher?” during a press conference this week. And who could blame him? He is the (astronomically) highest-paid pitcher in baseball. But he’s not the spokesman for anyone besides himself. And yet, he’s just like everyone else. ESPN’s Jeff Passan said as much, as well, then went on to say he estimates maybe ninety percent of the game uses something extra sticky and illegal to throw a better pitch every time they step on the rubber.
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