Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.
I don't think it will come to this but excellent point - if Tim Tebow doesn't get any any NFL QB opportunities he could spark a bidding war for his college football TV services... "Wouldn't the world be a cleaner place if we gave blind people brooms instead of canes?" - Nick Thune... Why do people say "I shit myself" or "I almost shit myself"? Who else are you going to shit?... Speaking of shit - you know you've wondered about this - why does your crap sometimes float and sometimes sink?... Old Irish saying, "Many a time a man's mouth has broken his nose"... Wow I feel old - Bree Seanna Wall who played little Sophia on Deadwood is now 18-years old... I don't like the phrase "immoral fornicator". Have you ever heard anyone who would say that also say "moral fornicator"?... Chick-fil-A should sign Jason Collins as an endorser. Certain people's heads would explode... I am really surprised that this doesn't happen more in baseball... Is it really necessary at this point for people who advertise lunch or dinner buffets to add the words "all you can eat"?...
If I had been a pitcher, it would have happened all the time. Get your ass in the box and swing the damn bat. Adjusting batting gloves? HBP. Adjusting helmet? HBP.ReplyDelete
Of course, hitters should be able to retaliate against pitchers who are taking forever to deliver the ball. Remote control electric shock sounds good.
Even though that HBP video is from the Japanese league, the pitcher is actually a number one overall draft pick here.ReplyDelete
I would do that all the time. If you hit the guy - it doesn't count and you don't hurt yourself trying to stop your delivery. Of course as a batter - if I thought the pitcher was throwing at me or my teammates - I'd "accidently" let my bat slip out of my hands towards the mound on a swing. Surprised that doesn't happen more too. Last guy in MLB I can remember doing that was Trot Nixon against the Devil Rays.ReplyDelete
I really think baseball was better off when the players controlled the beanball/retaliation stuff.ReplyDelete
I've always thought of myself as Sal Maglie with no talent.
I wonder how much the DH has changed the unwritten rules? How much free agency? Tougher to headhunt a guy who might be your teammate next year.ReplyDelete
Some of the unwritten rules aren't unwritten any more, like beanballs. Once the powers that be insinuated themselves into the mix, the sport is worse off.ReplyDelete
That's a good point about free agency, though. With less loyalty to any one set of teammates, there may be less incentive to protect them. I wonder what the statistics on HBP say?