- glen bLv 51 year ago
they don't anymore too easy to be caught and suspended
- Blue SkyLv 71 year ago
It gives pitchers a better grip on the ball, and that allows them to have better control over the balls movement.
- Anonymous1 year ago
It’s cheating. They should not do it. I don’t believe that many pitchers throw a spit ball.
- 1 year ago
To gain an edge over the hitters.
In the old days, when it was much more common to throw it and before it was outlawed, pitchers threw it to physically make the ball do unpredictable behavior.
Since it's been outlawed, the extreme few who use it will obviously use it for the above reason, but now it's more used to mess with a hitter's mind. Even if the pitch *isn't* always thrown by a suspected spitballer, the hitter is leery that it could be coming in at any given time.
That's a psychological edge the pitcher gets. Gaylord Perry was the master of that.
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- TedExLv 71 year ago
It is illegal, however it isn't illegal if you aren't caught
- CarsonLv 61 year ago
It's against the rules.
Most use to put vaseline under the bill of their cap, adjust It and put It in a seam.
It makes the ball do unexpected movements therefore harder to hit.
- PearlLv 71 year ago
cause they want to for sorne reason