White Sox starter Lance Lynn calls for end to use of sticky substances: 'Gone too far'

MLB is trying to confront its latest cheating scandal.
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(670 The Score) MLB is attempting to confront its latest cheating scandal that's widespread throughout the game, as many pitchers use sticky and illegal substances to create a greater spin rate on their pitches.

While many hitters are now expressing their frustration in a season dominated by those on the mound, a notable veteran pitcher joined the outcry as well. White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn believes the use of banned sticky substances must stop, he said on MLB Network Radio on Thursday morning.

"I've seen some stuff lately that I never saw early on in my career," Lynn said. "It's gotten too far to be honest with you. I think everybody would agree with that. I think there's obviously a way that everybody can go about it where there's an even playing field all around where guys aren't using these glues or whatever they're called.

"I haven't been on a team that has told people to do things and/or gave people things to use and/or even seen some of this stuff that people are talking about. But I know it's out there. Everybody knows it's out there.

"It's gone too far. When you're doing research in the offseason and applying different things to your fingers to try to see which one gives you the best spin rate, that's taking it too far in my opinion.

"We need to stop the craziness, in all honesty. There's some stuff that's gone too far."

Lynn, 34, is 7-1 with a 1.23 ERA in 11 starts this season, his first with the White Sox. Lynn doesn't worry about incorporating spin rate into his work, he told MLB Network Radio.