The discipline is in for Will Smith following his ejection last night for having a foreign substance on his arm. For cheating or for being too bleedin’ obvious about it, you pick.
The penalty: an eight-game suspension, according to Major League Baseball’s press release. You may recall that Michael Pineda received a 10-game suspension for pine tar last year. One can only assume that he was 25% more obvious about it than Smith was.
Smith’s suspension had been scheduled to begin tonight but he has elected to file an appeal. As such, the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
Baseball’s silliness about these kinds of infractions, however, will continue on unabated, it seems.