Jon Lester had something on his glove during his Game 1 start in the World Series against the Cardinals Wednesday night. Throughout the day Thursday the Internet speculated what exactly was that glob of green goo on his webbing?
Talking to the media on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park before Game 2, Lester said it was rosin — something he typically uses.
Lester: 'it was just rosin. All I ever used, all I will use…" About the green; "I don't know what that is. It looks like a giant booger."—
Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2013
Boston manager John Farrell said essentially same thing, noting Lester “sweats like a pig” and needs the rosin for a grip.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny downplayed the issue, too, during his press conference.
Matheny on Lester:"this was not instigated by us. We just play the game…right now it's a dead issue. We move on."—
Erik Boland (@eboland11) October 24, 2013
Case closed? MLB certainly thinks so, as it issued a statement earlier in the day it wouldn’t pursue any action into investigating the glove.
Fans, however, on either side probably aren’t going to soon forget the controversy of Lester’s glove as the Series continues.