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Toronto Blue Jays starter Alec Manoah’s mind racks over who is the biggest cheater in MLB history.

While a guest on NBA player Serge Ibaka’s show “How Hungry Are You?” The striker asked this very question and Manuah was quick to answer it.

“Geret Cole,” he replied.

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Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees pitches in the third inning during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in New York, New York.

Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees pitches in the third inning during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in New York, New York.
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Not knowing the history of the New York Yankees, Ibaka asked Manoah why he chose that name.

“He cheated,” Manoah said. “He used a lot of sticky stuff to improve his pitches. And he got called out for it.”

The crackdown on stickies began during the 2021 campaign. They’ve been banned by the league for some time, but pitchers will find ways to slip them into their hands to help create more movement and better control.

And when MLB issued this ordinance for checking pitchers during outings, many fingers were pointed at Cole, among other pitchers, for suspecting him of using it.

In fact, it was recently suspected For using something during starts against the Cleveland Guardians early in the 2022 campaign, where he appeared to touch a spot on his butt after every pitch. But he was never reprimanded for a violation and did not face a violation for the remainder of the season.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) waits for the score for a replay against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in New York.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) waits for the score for a replay against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in New York.
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Cole was a member of the Houston Astros, who turned out to have cheated infamously during the 2017 season, the year the team won the World Series. Cole joined the Astros in 2018 and played two All-Star seasons with them in which they were also accused of cheating, although only 2017 was documented as such.

So while this team used trash cans to signal hitters, leading them to a World Series title, Manoah singled out middle east rival Cole, which could make him have some fun next season.

But there has actually been some beef between Manoah and Cole in the past.

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After Manoah hit 2022 AL MVP Aaron Judge with a pitch in August, Cole jumped out of the dugout and appeared to call for his ejection. Manoah had some words for Cole after the game.

“I made a throw, and it obviously hit the judge,” Manooh said. “Obviously I looked at him and said, Man, I’m not trying to do that. I think he understood that. I think if Gerrit wants to do something, he can walk by the Odie sign (in front of the Yankees dugout) next time.”

Cole said, “It was just one dusting too much for my taste.”

Alek Manoah #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches to the Seattle Mariners during halftime in Game 1 of their AL Wild Card Series at Rogers Center on October 7, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Alek Manoah #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches to the Seattle Mariners during halftime in Game 1 of their AL Wild Card Series at Rogers Center on October 7, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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While many pitchers struggled with adhesive bans, Cole finished second in Cy Young voting during the 2021 campaign, possessing a 3.23 ERA over 181.1 innings pitched with 243 strikeouts.

Meanwhile, Manoah has solidified himself as one of the best young pitchers in MLB, throwing 196.2 innings in 2022 with a 2.24 ERA in his All-Star debut.

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With Cole in the midst of his long contract in New York and Manoah aspiring to Toronto, these two will see plenty of each other on diamonds for years to come.

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