Gerrit Cole didn’t have a good answer to a question from the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff in his Zoom press conference on Tuesday afternoon, mostly because there wasn’t a good answer available for the Yankees’ ace. The veteran columnist point-blank asked him: “Have you ever used Spider Tack while pitching?”
If he said “yes” he’s possibly setting himself up for a suspension, as MLB prepares to crack down on pitchers who use illegal substances to increase spin rates on their pitches. If he said “no” he would almost certainly be lying (there’s no proof of that yet, but lots of evidence and testimony that says he has). And the truth almost always comes out in situations like these.