Olympic medalist mocks Yankees pitcher's pine tar moment
Apr 24, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; U.S. Women's hockey team player Meghan Duggan touches her neck in reference to New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda (not pictured) before throwing out the first pitch of the game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Photo: Image by Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Olympic hockey silver medalist Meghan Duggan took Thursday night to give a bit of commentary about a New York Yankees pitcher breaking the rules of baseball, and getting busted.
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday for putting pine tar on his neck when he pitched against the Boston Red Sox earlier this week. The rules state you can't put a foreign substance on the ball when you pitch, as it could affect the ball's flight to the plate.
The Red Sox honored Duggan and other Olympians who live in New England on Thursday night, and when Duggan threw out the first pitch of the game, she poked some fun at Pineda.
Hockey Olympian Meghan Duggan touches her neck in reference to Michael Pineda before throwing first pitch at NYY-BOS. pic.twitter.com/lWvTHwGLqs— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) April 25, 2014
Duggan helped Team USA to the silver medal in women's hockey in Sochi.