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that's nitpicking, i'nit?
What Would Brian McCann Do???
Why don't we just remove the human element completely and just load up a sim from High Heat 2000 to decide all of the games?
Can you imagine the reaction if he'd tried for an inside the park HR and was thrown out at home? Too aggressive! No baseball sense!
Since Puig didn't subsequently score, did his initial celebration cost the Dodgers a run (by costing Puig an IPHR)? That would seem to me the only valid criticism (and I have no idea whether it's arguable).
that's nitpicking, i'nit?
so puig, to me, bumps against the line but doesn't cross into 'idiot' territory primarily because he quickly compensated for his momentary lapse.
Yeah, if all you care about in these games is being "entertained," you probably don't care and these words likely don't speak to you.
What's the basis for this belief? What about Puig's on-field attitude makes you think he won't put in the work to get better?
As an athletic competition where all 50 players have placed team victory over personal whim and display.
I can get that anywhere, most frequently from any of the many athletic competitions my children are engaged in. When you're talking about a game between two teams I don't even like, entertain me.
And it wasn't the pose that was entertaining. It was the "whoops, it may not go out." "Holy #### look how fast he is that he still made to third standing up" that was entertaining. If a random fan watches that and feels nothing but scorn, 'tis a pity for them.
So if you have no rooting interest, you aren't critical of things a player does, or am I mis-understanding you?
Yeah, if all you care about in these games is being "entertained," you probably don't care and these words likely don't speak to you. But there's a different and better way to view these games than as mere "entertainment."
It's not that. I think Yasiel Puig should have run as soon as he hit the ball. All players should. That habit is what's best for him and the Dodgers.
But as a fan of neither the Dodgers nor the Cardinals, however, I'm not invested in whether Yasiel Puig is doing what's best for him and the Dodgers. I want to be entertained. And I found that particular play more entertaining because of how it played out.
I watch them because they're athletic competition at the highest level, and in the playoffs because they determine champions and the "best." They're entertaining and fun, but not only entertaining and fun.
But there's a different and better way to view these games than as mere "entertainment."
There is literally no other reason to watch.
..Just becaue you're God doesn't mean you should abuse "literally"
No, but I get to decide who can hit the curveball and who can't.
Men act like they've been there before.
I take this as a challenge!
Bryce Harper comparisons aside, each time I hear the magnitude of criticism on Puig, I wonder if there would be the same criticism if his name with Jimmy Smith.
There is definitely this underlying sentiment in much of the media, "Who does HE think he is?"
hypocrite that I am, I find myself getting irritated with my kid for not showing more emotion on the mound when he gets screwed by the umpire on a missed strike pitch. "Dad, I'm pissed on the inside - ######## at the ump isn't going to help!")
You really encourage him to show his displeasure with the ump?
I choose not to be one of those coaches who refuses allow them to be people.
Keep your composure and lose your humanity
If they ask where the pitch was from the mound I am shocked that you have never had a problem with umps over this.
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