Go to end of page
Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.
If you’re here to argue with me
Here’s why: Cole started that fight just as surely as the slowest driver on the Interstate started the 12-car pileup behind him. That guy scooting along at 52 miles an hour avoided the crash, doesn’t even know it happened, but it’s his fault. He’s the one screwing up, causing a chain reaction that resulted in 12 cars piling up while he goes about his business, blissfully unaware of his role in the whole thing.
The next time someone gets a ticket for doing 52 on the interstate will be the first time.
I hate to agree with Doyel, but it is odd that the instigator of the whole thing gets off without a penalty.
I don't personally think what Cole did was suspension-worthy, but it seems like MLB does generally suspend the main participants involved in rhubarbs in the past, regardless of how much at fault they were.
Many freeways have posted minimum speeds, and it's because of safety issues. Whether they're enforced or not is another issue, but they're posted.
Cole's probably said something rather innocuous
But if everyone is driving 65-70, it's much safer to match their speed than drive 50.
There is no reason on earth that cars manufactured for the American public need to have the ability to go faster than 65. Well, other than to sell cars and to collect revenue via fines.
mlb suspended russell Martin for his comments after the game, no?
For what it's worth, the best recent estimate I've seen is that the removal of federal speed limits in 1995 generated about 12,000 extra traffic deaths over the next 10 years.
This doesn't mean that speed limits are designed for safety, of course, but greater safety seems to be at least a side effect, even with modern cars.
Wow, there's no bias there at all. I'll just assume the best about one guy and assume the worst about the other. Done.
There is no reason on earth that cars manufactured for the American public need to have the ability to go faster than 65.
Interesting study that appears to ignore growth in actual miles driven so it can overstate the number of extra deaths. My first clue should have been the political essay the authors wrote in the summary that ranges off topic to discuss pollution/gas consumption and make a laughable productivity claim. Science is dispassionate theory/study/data analysis, they didn't need to do that, makes it look like they had an agenda, and cherry picked data to support it.
You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.
Login to Join (1 members)
Page rendered in 0.3917 seconds, 74 querie(s) executed