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Joe Blanton's Cap

That’s what Joe Maddon wanted to know last night. Apparently, wicked movement on pitches and dark spots on the bills of baseball caps don’t go together very well.

“We did notice,” Maddon said after the game. “It was rather dark. I did bring it to [the umpires'] attention. Quite frankly, I did. I asked them to watch it and be vigilant about it. Nothing happened, obviously, but I was concerned about that early on.”

Blanton indicated the spot was merely dirt from the balls getting on his hands, which would then touch the bill of his cap.