Going back down to the minors is the toughest thing to handle in baseball.
Greaseball, greaseball, greaseball, that's all I throw him (Rod Carew), and he still hits them. He's the only player in baseball who consistently hits my grease. He sees the ball so well, I guess he can pick out the dry side.
I'd always have it (grease( in at least two places, in case the umpires would ask me to wipe one off. I never wanted to be caught out there with anything though, it wouldn't be professional.
I reckon I tried everything on the old apple, but salt and pepper and chocolate sauce topping.
I've got a kid six years old. He likes sports, but I definitely won't let him pitch. There would be too many things against him.
Primarily, every rule change over the past ten years has been against the pitchers - lowering the mound and the designated hitter.
The league will be a little drier (his retirement as it relates to his greaseball) now folks.
The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.
Wait until Tommy (Lasorda) meets the Lord and finds out that He's wearing pinstripes.