MLB Totally Cool With Substance Under K-Rod's Cap
When an author of a book about cheating in baseball noticed Angel closer Francisco Rodriguez going to his cap an inordinate amount of times on Opening Day, he wrote about it on his blog and got photos, and his allegations against K-Rod made it to the front office of Major League Baseball. Where it died. Yesterday MLB called the Angels to tell them that there would be no investigation of K-Rod's cap because there was "nothing to investigate".
"Bob Watson called and said there's nothing to it, nothing to investigate," General Manager Bill Stoneman said, referring to the executive who handles discipline for MLB. "That was it. It was a short conversation." The commissioner's office received several e-mails Thursday about author Derek Zumsteg's blog, which posted a series of television stills showing a white substance under the bill of Rodriguez's cap and of the pitcher repeatedly tugging at his cap. - LAT 4/7/07