In a turn of events that evoked memories of Game 2 of the 2006 World Series against the Detroit Tigers, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester was spotted last night with a foreign substance on his glove. The substance in question was first eyeballed by Cardinals’ minor league pitcher Tyler Melling who tweeted about it. He has since spoken with the organization and deleted the tweet.
Since then, the only defenses that have been mounted for Lester are the statement by Major League Baseball and that Melling, a High A ball pitcher who is coming off a bad year, is a horrible player and isn’t worth listening to. Classic ad hominem.