Friday, April 11, 2014

Pining for an Explanation

Amidst all the debate about whether Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was using a substance like pine tar to add some "life" to his pitches last night against the Red Sox, one item seems overlooked.
The first four letters of his last name are PINE. And while it is widely assumed that his name should be pronounced pin-yay-dah, what if it's really pronounced pine-da? Because I heard a lot of Boston accents last night saying that the Yankees are using "pine dah" when they pitch. Were they talking about the substance or the pitcher? Will he approach his next start with hands clean? Oooh, this could get messy.