In my rush to make an immature joke the other night in the wake of Dick Pole’s firing, I neglected to think hard about the possible reasons for his dismissal despite a more or less decent Reds’ pitching staff. Viva El Birdos is speculating a bit, however:
Isn’t it curious that the Reds fired pitching coach Dick Pole one day after the pine tar fiasco involving Bronson Arroyo? They chose now, w/ three games left in the season, to fire him? Interesting.
So, was Dick Pole involved in the ball-rubbing scandal? We’ll probably never know unless someone offers up a tip.