Through all the joy and excitement about Mike Fiers' no-hitter, this picture was making the rounds on Friday night:
The Dodgers' broadcast appears to have found a very greasy spot in Mike Fiers glove. Which could be easily pinetar, sweat, or some unknown substance. The list of possibilities goes on. Los Angeles didn't raise a fuss, or did the umpires.
Fiers addressed the issue on Sunday, saying:
"I mean, you can try to pick out a lot of things through a lot of games," Fiers said Saturday. "I don't know what they are talking about. It could be a different lighting or camera angle or a lot of things. I don't know."
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said:
"I think if you talk about stuff like that, it seems like you're whining," Mattingly said. "I think a lot of guys use it. It's kind of accepted unless it's just blatantly obvious that somebody's doing it. I had no idea during the game; nobody said anything to us."
I don't think this affects the legacy of Fiers' no-hitter, but teams may look at his glove a little closer going forward.