"I say, 'Everything's fine, except I haven't got a glove.' So Mize happens to throw one over near second base, and Kerr goes over to field it," says Rigney. "Then he says to me, 'You won't believe where your glove is.'
"I say, 'Who's got it?'
"He says, 'No one. It's under second base.'
"Stanky, that little so-and-so, had hidden it under the bag."
Like all new rules, 3.14 was regarded with skepticism at first, but it quickly gained acceptance. "I know, when the rule was changed nobody could believe it would work," says Houk. "They thought it would be a terrible thing. But now I think it would really look funny if you saw all those gloves lying around on the field. Actually, it's amazing to me that they didn't change the rule a long time before they did. It's one rule I'm glad was changed, because it's certainly one rule that's a good rule."