Alex Sanabia spits on a baseball after giving up a home run to Domonic Brown

The spitball is alive and well in MLB, apparently

5/21/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Blog Photo - Alex Sanabia spits on a baseball after giving up a home run to Domonic BrownLots of people are talking about the Phillies and Marlins, despite the fact that neither team is all that good.

The reason for the attention: Alex Sanabia.

As the camera was on him, filming his reaction to giving up a rome run to Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, the Marlins pitcher pretty clearly spit on the baseball before pitching to the next batter.

Realistically, he probably wasn't trying to do anything illegal. Still, it was clearly against Rule 8.02 (a)(2):

8.02: The pitcher shall not –[...](2) expectorate [spit] on the ball, either hand or his glove;

In case you haven't seen it yet, click here for the video. Also, here's an animated gif:

Blog Photo - Alex Sanabia spits on a baseball after giving up a home run to Domonic Brown

What do you think? Fair or foul? Should the MLB investigate this? Or just let it slide?
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5/21/13   |   Scott   |   51943 respect

Definitely foul but if Bud Selig didn't investigate Clay Buchholz or any other pitcher that has a pine tar patch on his cap, then I doubt Sanabia gets anything more then a slap on the wrist.  Let's face it.  Major League Baseball players are always looking for an advantage and this is no different then a player who corks a bat or uses PED's.

5/21/13   |   ML31   |   3671 respect

Where are all the so called defenders of the game chastising him as a "cheater" and a fraud?  That affects pitching a billion times more than anything on the banned substance list does....