ESPN.com's Jayson Stark has penned a lengthy and comprehensive article on the origins and usefulness of 'glove-talking' in baseball. You know, when the pitcher and catcher shield their mouths from the opposition by covering their faces with their gloves. Apparently, Red Sox icon Curt Schilling is the true inventor of the practice—from way back in the 1993 World Series when he was pitching for the Phillies. After extensive investigative reporting worthy of Woodward and Bernstein, Stark concludes that during Game 5 of the series, Schilling was convinced that the Toronto Blue Jays were spying on his mound conferences—most particularly the stealthy Ricky Henderson. So, he covered his mouth with his glove, got Henderson and shut out the Jays. The rest is hardball history.