Chicago White Sox and the rest of the Major League Baseball teams learned the new rules for “sticky stuff” Tuesday. Players who get caught will be suspended with pay for 10 games. It’s a weird thing because of the fact that we are approaching mid-season and they have decided to change it now. Carlos Rodon had some interesting things to say about this following the news.
Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox clearly believes the MLB is wrong.
Rodon disagrees that this is something players could be punished for when the 2017-2019 Houston Astros players didn’t even have problems with their sign-stealing scandal. This is something that is now going to be a topic of conversation for a long time now.
It’s one thing to slow down the use of Spider Tack and stuff like that, but making things like rosin or sunscreen illegal seems a little weird. There are a lot of pitchers who use this thing for grip and it’s something that can cause injury.
In fact, Tyler Glasnow was injured in Monday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox. Glasnow stepped outside and told media he truly believed that not using sunscreen played a role in his injury that would keep him out for a long time. Rodon is clearly not the only one to have done something about this news.
Rodon doesn’t go into anything with regards to name calling or anything expletive, but he makes his opinion known very clearly. He thinks that if Rob Manfred can sleep through the night knowing how he handled it all, including the Astros stuff, then all the power is in his hands. To be honest, you have to appreciate Rodon who gives his honest and unfiltered opinion. It’s obviously a hot topic around sport and it’s good to see him talk about it.
Rodon became a vocal leader in the White Sox clubhouse. He was about to be part of another organization that was fighting for a job before the White Sox took a chance. He made the most of it and now he’s in the conversation for the AL Cy Young Award. Hopefully no one on the White Sox (or any team) gets hurt because of this new rule. It’s going to take a while to perfect that and it’s nice to see Rodon step in and say something.