In an interview with SiriusXM, Leo Mazzone said former great Braves pitcher John Smoltz used to put pine tar on baseballs while he pitched.
"One time Smoltzy had it on his shoes and I said, 'John, you can't keep bending over and touching your shoes all the time. Let's put it someplace else!' (he laughs)."
Mazzone said: "I know that in my little ball bag I had firm grip and all kinds of goodies to take care of a baseball to get a little more movement on it. (laughs)."
In the 1990s, he coached one of the best rotations of all-time -- Smoltz, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and, at various points, Steve Avery, Denny Neagle and others.
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