Their has been some uprising that many of the best pitchers in the league use illegal substances. We first started to speculate about this when we saw Gerrit Cole touch his hat and his fingers seemed to stick on to it. We already know that many pitchers use substances to some degree, but nobody really cares about it.
Brian "Bubba" Harkins was recently fired by the Angels for giving illegal substances to opposing pitchers. the former clubhouse attendant has come out and said that many pitchers including Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander have used his substances. He stated that Gerrit Cole texted him, "Hey Bubba, it's Gerrit Cole, I was wondering if you can help me out with this sticky situation," adding a winky face emoji after. He goes on to state that they don't see them until May and that he plays in the cold for a while and his current stuff doesn't work very well in the cold.
This shows that pitchers have used substances that are illegal. Everybody already speculates this but doesn't seem to pay much matter to the problem. This raises the question, "if everybody knows about this already, why is everybody worrying about it now." The great pitchers in baseball have a lot to keep on their mind now, and if their is a lawsuit filed, we might be in for a long off season.