Fox Replay Operator Contacts SbB About Rivera

Today I was contacted by a Fox-TV replay operator who worked the Angels-Yankees game yesterday, and has examined every possible angle of the Mariano Rivera spitting episode.

Video of Mariano Rivera Spitting On A Baseball

(Notice how Rivera held the ball at the precise moment he spit? Why so?)

Because he didn’t want to speak for Fox, the gentleman asked that he not be identified. He also prefaced his comment to me by saying he was not a Yankees or Angels fan. His comment on the case after the jump. Read more…

Video: Mariano Rivera Spits On Baseball In ALCS

Screengrab, via, of Mariano Rivera spitting on a baseball before he delivered it to the plate yesterday in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Angels.

Video of Mariano Rivera Spitting On A Baseball

Some will argue optical illusion, but what makes it clear to me is the way Rivera is holding the ball. Why else would he be gripping the ball in that manner, between his thumb and forefinger?

Did Mariana Rivera spit on the baseball?

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