MLB Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench on sticky baseball controversy: ‘A little pine tar never hurt’

Corridor of Reputation catcher Johnny Bench urged CNBC that the headlines about pitchers the consume of pine tar or different sticky substances on baseballs mustn’t come as a shock to followers. 

“Yes, they consume pine tar, for sure they consume pine tar, all americans has mature pine tar since I was a rookie in 1967,” acknowledged the feeble Cincinnati Reds catcher.

“Assemble no longer compile angry, these are the issues that the pitcher wants to form,” Bench acknowledged. “A miniature of pine tar never wound, come on. Withhold on to it. Receive that grip going, child.”

Bench added that the seam of the baseball has shrunk since his pitching days — the consume of a sticky substance on the ball offers the pitcher something to grip on to, he acknowledged.

MLB officials are pondering a crackdown, as Main League pitchers dominate bigger than ever. The league has considered six no-hitters already this season, on lunge to wreck the legend of eight, location in 1884.

Insiders enlighten one field will be what’s hidden on pitchers’ hands, like pine tar or a sticky glue called “Spider Tack.” Final week the league suspended four minor league pitchers for illegally the consume of international substances on baseballs.  

Bench, on the other hand, pointed to subpar hitting at some stage in a Thursday evening interview on  “The News with Shepard Smith.”