Yeah, the umpires check hats and other bits and pieces at the end of innings now but yes all this sticky stuff the pitchers use and RPMs is very suss. Gerrit Cole dramatically improved when at Houston and now has 300 million is his pocket at the Yanks based on what the did at the Astros. Not that that helped him versus your Redsox a week or so ago. Trevor Bauer (not that you would trust that bloke) basically admitted that many pitchers use the sticky stuff to help.Gee I tell you what Houston, there’s still a few people suggesting Valdez is a bit dodgy. After every pitch he goes to his left temple and the back of his neck. A few commentators (Boston ones admittedly) brought it up again the other day.
Good luck in the WS !