Giants-Cardinals will get off to awkward begin earlier than first pitch initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Apparently, you’ll be able to’t use a glove in an MLB recreation that has a light-weight grey and crimson colour mixture.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks discovered that the onerous manner, actually proper as he was about to ship the sport’s first pitch to LaMonte Wade Jr. in opposition to the Giants on Friday at Busch Stadium.
Crew chief Greg Gibson walked in from second base, gesturing to his hand and telling the pitcher that the glove was not okay.
According to Rule 3.07 within the official MLB Rule Book, “the pitcher’s glove may not, exclusive of piping, be white, gray, nor in the judgement of an umpire distracting in any manner.”
Someone from the Cardinals’ dugout delivered one other glove to the mound that seemed to be extra straight crimson with slightly little bit of black and grey — however Gibson didn’t like that one, both.
Fed up and with the house crowd getting stressed, Cardinals pitching coach Mike Maddux lastly introduced out three extra totally different gloves for Gibson to ship to Hicks in order that he might decide one. This time, all of them met the umpire’s colour requirements.
And then the sport might get below manner.
At least everybody concerned appeared to have slightly little bit of enjoyable with the awkward scenario, as each Maddux and Gibson had been laughing.
Though, assuming the umpires had been watching Hicks heat up, maybe they might have advised him to alter gloves earlier than he was about to throw the primary pitch.
And apparently sufficient, Hicks’ unique glove regarded like the identical glove he used to pitch in opposition to the Giants at Oracle Park final week — and no person stopped him then.
It didn’t appear to have an effect on Hicks, although, because the Giants didn’t rating within the first inning.