According to Kevin Kennedy of Fox Sports, the reason why LaRussa didn’t push the issue with the pine tar is because 5 or 6 of his own pitchers did the same thing. Kennedy went on to say that infielders use pine tar on their gloves to get a better grip too.
Did Eckstein, Rolen and Pujols use pine tar on their gloves in the post season this year? Is that why LaRussa didn’t push the issue?
If so, should a Cardinal win of the World Series forever have an asterisk next to it?
What does this say about previous World Series titles? How many other players have been cheating? How far back do you go and put asterisks next to the Championships?
If everyone does it even though it is "cheating", should MLB change its rules and let everyone have an equal chance? I personally think that is the fairest thing to do–get rid of a rule that obviously many players aren’t abiding by. Level the playing field by letting all defensive players and pitchers use pine tar on their hands/gloves if they choose to do so.