ATLANTA -- Brewers reliever Will Smith is not trying to dodge justice in his appeal of the eight-game suspension Major League Baseball handed down Friday. He knows, technically, that he broke a longstanding rule that prohibits pitchers from using foreign substances. He admits it.
Smith just thinks his particular crime doesn't fit that kind of time.
John Donovan is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.