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Saturday, May 20, 2017

ESPN Olney:The stupidity of retaliation

Major League Baseball is in an era of enlightenment, in which organizations are filled with bright minds of men and women who won’t accept the status quo without examination. The phrase That’s the way it’s always been done is routinely ignored, thankfully, and more informed decisions are made….

But somehow, as the sport has evolved, the practice of retaliation—through the use of a baseball thrown at a prone human target—is still in play, left over like a horse and buggy in the middle of an interstate highway. There could be no better example of this than what happened between the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays…..

What followed was a lot of Toronto runs. Three in the first, and six more before Teheran’s ugly three-inning pitching line was completed.

So what was the point of the retaliation?

I agree, but I don’t understand what Buster means by “prone”

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 20, 2017 at 11:20 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bat flip, stick-it-in-his-ear

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   1. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 20, 2017 at 07:28 PM (#5460166)
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