Arroyo Accused Of Cheating. Can You Believe It?

I’m watching the St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Cincinnati Reds right now before switching over to the Detroit Tigers-Minnesota Twins game at noon, and a conversation grabbed my attention.

The two Reds broadcasters – Thom Brennaman and Chris Welsh – are pretty upset over an accusation made by Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan last night. Duncan told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo was using pine tar to get a better grip on baseballs during his start Wednesday.

Welsh just said that Duncan’s comments have cast a cloud over Arroyo, which is somewhat ironic.

Arroyo, if you remember, cast a shadow upon himself when he told USA Today in a front-page story that he uses supplements that could trigger a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.