A spitball is, essentially, nothing. It will get you thrown out of the game in which you are playing. It will bring you a bit of scrutiny from the umps the next few times you go out and play. It will probably make it on Sports Center. No big whoop.
Someone in the Marlins organization needs to sit down with Alex Sanabia and go through a comprehensive list of things that ARE ILLEGAL in baseball. Start with betting on games in which you are playing and proceed through steroids and throwing at a man's crotch when he hasn't had children with his wife yet. And then go from there...
This incident with Tyron Smith is interesting in that it opens up for debate what exactly happens when a professional athlete becomes a millionaire. Does it lead to stress and a dedication to play hard or does it go beyond all of that and make his family insane with greed?
If the parents have threatened him physically and have threatened the life of his girlfriend, wouldn't that automatically mean that they should be in custody and have charges filed against them? Wouldn't that mean that they will never see another dime of Smith's money?
Kudos to him for trying to reconcile things, but, really, he should cut these people out of his life in financial matters. If they want to be in his life, fine, but it can't be about money.