Originally posted by IdentityCrisis:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I'm okay with "don't disrespect your opposition" unwritten rules, even though I think some of them (like the Braden thing with the mound) are overly sensitive.
But what are COMPLETELY silly to me are the ones that dictate the competitive elements. Like not bunting to break up a no-hitter? Don't swing at the first pitch after back-to-back HRs? Don't work the count when your team's up or down by a lot? Are you serious? Just in case everyone forgot, the opposing player's JOB is to beat the living crap out of their opponents and do everything possible to rob them of satisfaction or joy. This is sports!!!
I agree with this. I don't like the ones that dictate competitive elements (although they come into play less often, and I do like the no hitter one because I think it is out of spite that players bunt)
How about this one in any sport:
Let's say an NBA team has held the opposition to ZERO points with 10 seconds remaining in the game. Should the opposition let them do something that's rare and probably have never been done before and not score in the last 10 seconds or should they try to score 1 point in the cheapest way possible to not have their name in the record books?
To me, a no hitter or a perfect game against is a disgrace on the opposition and the fact that their sorry arses cannot get a hit.
Also, I don't think they should consider bunts as hits because, technically, the batter isn't really swinging. They should record it a different way. Maybe have a b***h-hit stat.
[ Edited by Joecool on May 13, 2010 at 3:03 PM ]