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Baseball must deal with sticky situation

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While it hardly rises to the level of steroid use — something that Major League Baseball tolerated far longer than it should have — pitchers’ habit of using pine tar and other sticky substances to improve their grip on the ball is also a form of cheating that, until Wednesday’s incident involving Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda, the game had roundly ignored. It can no longer. In the aftermath of the latest Pine Tar Incident, several ...

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