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They think Mike Trout has an image problem but then try to suck the life out of every player that plays with any semblance of verve...    Baseball politics in a nutshell.

Last week the Philles were up 13-1 against the braves and won 13-8. STFU and play the game.

I love baseball but sometimes I don’t understand what’s wrong with this sport. It’s infuriating this is actually something. 

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The score was 10-3 in the 8th inning.  Why isn’t the pitcher on the losing side just throwing strikes instead of messing around in that at bat in the first place getting himself into a 3-0 count?

It’s fine for the pitcher to “compete” and try to work the corners being careful but it isn’t fine for the hitter to compete?

If you don’t want a 3-0 pitch to get hammered, then don’t get yourself into a 3-0 count.

Stupid.

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13 minutes ago, Junkballer said:

Bunting to break up a no-hitter is another one.  A bunt hit is still a hit and if they're down they need men on base.  It aint over till its over.

I blame the infielders for a hitter bunting for a base hit.  The reality is the infielders are likely exploiting this “unwritten rule” (to not bunt for a base hit to break up a no hitter) by playing a step and a half deeper defensively.

Play defense to not tempt the hitter to bunt, or at the very least where the bunt has to be absolutely freaking perfect to be successful.

If the hitter can still then execute an absolutely perfect bunt against that pitcher, that is as legitimate a hit as any other hit.

If you play back and “give them the bunt” and the hitter takes it, that’s your defense trying to exploit the situation, not the hitter exploiting the situation.

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There is no unwritten rule of not swinging at 3-0 pitch when you have a big lead.  This is something created by a pussy who got their feelings hurt when they failed to execute the pitch.  Just another example of the continued pussonification of a great sport.

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38 minutes ago, yk9001 said:

I just can't understand for the life of me why baseball can't attract young fans...

Um, every sport has issues with running up the score. 

Swinging 3-0 is a pretty dick move; the only caveat is that baseball comebacks are possible.

I feel like the people complaining about the unwritten rules are ironically the old people, whereas young fans like the fights. The players obviously like them, and they're younger than most of us.

I think people are confusing old people with tradition. Barbie dolls have been around a long time, but that doesn't mean they're for old people.

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9 minutes ago, Randy Gradishar said:

Um, every sport has issues with running up the score. 

Swinging 3-0 is a pretty dick move; the only caveat is that baseball comebacks are possible.

I feel like the people complaining about the unwritten rules are ironically the old people, whereas young fans like the fights. The players obviously like them, and they're younger than most of us.

I think people are confusing old people with tradition. Barbie dolls have been around a long time, but that doesn't mean they're for old people.

Let me know the last time an NBA player had to apologize.  or in the NFL.

Or someone in those sports did the equivalent of throwing a fastball behind the next batter's head.

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Swinging 3-0 is a pretty dick move;

is nonsensical.  Need to go back to troll school and take a remedial course.

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9 minutes ago, Randy Gradishar said:

Um, every sport has issues with running up the score. 

Swinging 3-0 is a pretty dick move; the only caveat is that baseball comebacks are possible.

I feel like the people complaining about the unwritten rules are ironically the old people, whereas young fans like the fights. The players obviously like them, and they're younger than most of us.

I think people are confusing old people with tradition. Barbie dolls have been around a long time, but that doesn't mean they're for old people.

No, it is not.

Based on this logic, every Ranger batter should be provided a favorable count because if the Padres pitcher retires them easily, that would also be a dick move.  Play the game....if you can't throw a strike in a set of three pitches, that is a pitcher problem, not an unwritten rule problem.  This is the major leagues, the best athletes competing at the highest level, let them compete and play the game as intended.  This is no different than the occasional lop-sided games that occur.....no one is getting their panties wadded up over such a score differential with them.  It happens.  The Rangers need to grow a pair, pull their pants up and take it to the Padres the next game.  That's what men should do, not cry about it on fucking twatter.

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2 minutes ago, yk9001 said:

Let me know the last time an NBA player had to apologize.  or in the NFL.

Or someone in those sports did the equivalent of throwing a fastball behind the next batter's head.

And this

Swinging 3-0 is a pretty dick move;

is nonsensical.  Need to go back to troll school and take a remedial course.

Saban for getting Tua hurt? Or is college an old people sport?

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