Baseball Fans Are Furious After Yankees Pitcher Is Allowed To Stay In Game After Getting Caught With Foreign Substance

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The New York Yankees have always been the darlings of Major League Baseball.

The Yankees have won 26 World Series titles. They’re the league’s most popular franchise, and they generate the most revenue.

So it’s always a little bit suspicious when it appears that the Bronx Bombers get a little bit of help of the league or its umpires.

Take, for instance, a study that showed that the Yankees had more juiced baseballs, by far, than any other team in the league during Aaron Judge’s quest for the home run record a year ago.

Suspicious, right?

As it turns out, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Last season, Major League Baseball issued a memo to all its teams about cracking down on the use of foreign substances by pitchers to try to improve grip and spin rate.

“If an umpire’s inspection reveals that the pitcher’s hand is unquestionably sticky or shows unmistakable signs of the presence of a foreign substance, the umpire will conclude that the pitcher was applying a foreign substance to the baseball for the purpose of gaining an unfair competitive advantage. In such a case the pitcher is ejected and suspended automatically,” the memo read according to Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated.

Pretty straightforward, right?

Well, it appears that’s not the case.

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German was pitching a perfect game through three innings against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli then asked umpires to check German for a foreign substance. The umpires obliged and appeared to find something on German. But rather than ejecting the Yankees twirler, he was just asked to wash his hands before returning to the mound.

Meanwhile, Baldelli was ejected.

The Yankees went on win the game 6-1, and fans could not believe German was allowed to re-enter the game.

Must be nice to be the New York Yankees.