Eventually Lester responded to the controversy--and said it was just rosin.
"The picture does look bad, but it's rosin,'' Lester said in USAToday. "My next start, in Game 5, I'll go out there and do the exact same thing, and hopefully have the same outcome in the game.
"Last night (with a game-time temperature of 50 degrees) was really not a night you want to use Vaseline. You want a grip on the ball, not throwing it off the backstop.''Is he telling the truth? Cardinals manager Mike Matheny thinks so. When he spoke on the matter he was quick to recognize that while the accusation did come from someone within the organization it was not from anyone on the team and involved with the World Series.
Folks need something to talk about since the game was a blowout there wasn't much else to do other than find some trash--or create it.