Rule 8.02 The pitcher shall not --
(b) Have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. For such infraction of this section (b) the penalty shall be immediate ejection from the game. In addition, the pitcher shall be suspended automatically for 10 games.
In my opinion, Rogers shouldn't have pitched the 2nd inning. Nor should he pitch in game 6 if needed. I don't know, isn't having foreign substance on your palm on national TV enough?
Either way, Rogers is dealing, and the Cards are being impatient. Weaver's been dancing on a knives edge all night, but credit him for bearing down...
Update [2006-10-22 22:55:43 by lboros]: there is a precedent for ejecting pitchers in the postseason for having illegal substances on the mound: in game 3 of the NLCS, jay howell of the dodgers got caught with pine tar on his glove. he was pitching on a cold rainy day (much like rogers tonight). howell, the dodgers' closer, was ejected and suspended for the next 2 games of the nlcs. link here.
espn: [sotto voce] something was obviously on his hand but lets look at[/sotto voce] HOW PHENOMENAL KENNY ROGERS HAS BEEN!!!111"
and now i'm subjected to a bbtn panel comprised of dusty baker, john kruk and steve phillips? bitch PLEASE.