Cheating in the Big Leagues

Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda caught red-handed cheating, but he's not the first one to do it in plain sight.
1:47 | 04/24/14

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Next tonight a picture of something so obvious it has everyone saying how did you not see that? The big league pitcher from the yankees caught red handed cheating. ABC's Ryan smith shows us he's not the first ball player to break the rules in plain sight. Reporter: Michael Pineda suspended for ten games for getting himself in a sticky situation last night. Look at his neck. That's pine tar against the rules. And he's ejected. That looks like pine tar. Was it pine tar? Yeah it's pine tar. As yogi bear said this is like deja Vu all over again. The last time these teams met cameras and fans spotted what appeared to be pine tar on his hand. No one called him on it. Figure out a way to maximize their performance. Part of the culture of baseball. Reporter: Mike Lombardi showed us how sticky hands means more control. Perfect. Reporter: You can see the difference before and after. Without pine tar, this curve-ball is shaky, outside the strike zone. With it, it drops fast and hard, nearly impossible to hit. In 1983 Kansas City royal George Brett hits a towering home run sparking controversy with too much pine tar on his back. And look at that, an emery board helping him doctor baseballs. And -- Ryan smith, ABC news, new York. Back here, the dear devil diving off the highest building in the world.

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