Its not what you think it is. MLB pitchers are making an appeal to the MLB officials. What they are asking? To be able to use certain substances to help them with their grips. Much like when you will open a sportsbook, you will want to have all of the tools to help you reach your maximum potential. For bookies, it’s a good sportsbook management software. For pitchers, its sticky substances.
Its public knowledge, at least in sportsbook pay per head circles, that pitchers have long been using various substances to help them with their grips. A lot of traditional baseball fans believe this to be an “easy solution”, and say that pitchers “way back” did not do this. The MLB seems to echo this sentiment, as they are now going to punish players who will be using these banned substances.
MLB Pitchers Appeal
Gerrit Cole, a Yankees pitcher, makes $36 million a year. He is the latest pitcher to appeal that the MLB repeals this new rule on using foreign substances. He insists that its very hard to grip the ball, which is basically why practically every single player on the field has had something at one point to help them.
And this transition is happening mid-season, which is throwing off a lot of players from their momentum. So, as a pay per head bookie, you need to focus your attention on players whose performances are widely affected by this ban. Cole is the latest player to complain, and while it is uncertain if there will be changes, expect that players will not be at their 100%, as they will be making huge adjustments to grip issues.