ESPN Announcer Suggests Dodgers Are Cheating With Walker Buehler’s Blister (PIC + VIDEO)
Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler has been dealing with a blister issue that limited him to just 3 starts in the month of September. The team has done everything that they can to keep it under control making it possible to make his Wild Card start on Wednesday.
That blister was the main story for the ESPN broadcast, which had the crew zooming in on the unsightly blister for a very disturbing closer look
But in the middle of the ESPN broadcast, Eduardo Perez went to the rulebook to essentially accuse Walker Buehler of using an illegal substance on his blister to keep it closed.
Here is the rule that he is referencing, courtesy of the MLB rulebook:
“The pitcher may not attach anything to either hand, any finger or either wrist (e.g., Band-Aid,tape, Super Glue, bracelet, etc.). The umpire shall determine if such attachment is indeed a foreign substance for the purpose of Rule 6.02(c)(7), but in no case may the pitcher be allowed to pitch with such attachment to his hand, finger or wrist.”
Perez seems to believe the Dodgers were circumventing the rules with the way Buehler’s hand looked.
Whatever the case may be, the Dodgers still went on to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers and take a 1-0 series lead.