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Mike Fiers denies the use of illegal substance during no-hitter

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It's all smoke and mirrors.

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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.