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Umpires send Joel Peralta’s confiscated glove to MLB offices in New York

Jun 20, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

Chris Cuccione AP

Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected from last night’s game after Nationals manager Davey Johnson called the umpires’ attention to pine tar on his glove and now the confiscated glove is on its way from Washington to New York.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the umpires shipped Peralta’s glove to the MLB offices for further examination, which means a suspension is probably looming.

According to Kilgore an official ruling is unlikely until tomorrow, but the precedent for a “foreign substance” is 10 games. In the meantime Peralta will be available out of the Rays’ bullpen tonight, which should make for some interesting drama if manager Joe Maddon calls him into the game.

  1. mybrunoblog - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    League office will compare the glove to the George Brett bat and go from there.

  2. runyetirun - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    The only problem is, the glove is currently sitting in the mini-fridge of the DHL guy.

    • Ben - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      And somehow the pine tar is going to decompose into artificial testosterone in the meantime.

    • ditto65 - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      I thought it was in a tupperware container on his basement desk.

    • sabatimus - Jun 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Well played, beat me to it by a long shot.

  3. eshine76 - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I doubt FedEx was open after the game. How was the glove stored in the umpire’s hotel room? Are they prepared to properly ensure that the glove is not tampered with? Depending on the temperature in the room, it could drastically change the amount of pine tar on the glove to 12x what is present on a normal player’s glove.

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    I’m sure he’s PINING to hear the results!

  5. 24pointlead - Jun 20, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    What a way to tarnish your reputation
    They will probably require him to use a white glove (forever after known as white gloving Peralta) (this was for you horse breeder types)

    • sabatimus - Jun 20, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      Did you mean varnish?

  6. natsattack - Jun 20, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    White gloves are illegal, it looks too much like the ball.

  7. daveod1817 - Jun 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Wow and Joe Madden says Davey Johnson was a coward to ask the umpire to check the glove.
    I guess we are ok with a player cheating and are suppose to look the other way. Shows alittle bit about the character of Joe and Oena too.

    Look at last weeks play where a player fellover the wall and got up and showed the ump the ball.
    He knew damn well he did not catch the ball but this low life fooled the ump. Just what we need for the kids watching the game. IT IS OK TO CHEAT.

  8. bobhamiltonchicago - Jun 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Anyone shown to be cheating should receive a very harsh penalty. This includes cheating discovered after the game is over. Players should be required to report themselves, even though the player himself may not be sure the play was made or not.

  9. skinzfan28 - Jun 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Uh oh…. Tar-Gate… Target?

  10. dawglb - Jun 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    So, Rizzo, is telling on a former player “chicken $hit….”? The Nats are a disgrace.

  11. greyghost113 - Jun 20, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Cheaters never win.

  12. dchillin - Jun 20, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Joe Madden is “a wierd wuss.” Good ole’ Davey!

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