June 12, 2024


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It's time to stop arguing and abolish the unwritten rules of baseball - The Athlete

It’s time to stop arguing and abolish the unwritten rules of baseball – The Athlete

The baseball player defended his team’s tactics, saying, “We’re not sentimental about it,” and “not to be disrespected in any way.” In another context, these may have been the words of a club CEO talking about his team’s bloodless approach to hitting a player in salary arbitration. But no, this was a manager, Giants’ Gabi Kapler, talking about his team’s decision to keep pressing the opponent by nine runs.

Kapler’s blanket rejection of Tuesday night’s unwritten baseball rules was a logical extension of how modern front desks think, sometimes dismissing sentiment as they seek every possible advantage. Kapler plays in a different arena, competing in actual games rather than spreadsheet exercises. The danger of revenge against opponents is real. But with the development of the game, the giants at the front of the curve.

The unwritten rules are the remnants of an outdated system that disproportionately exposes non-white players to criticism. The line between competitive enthusiasm and bad sportsmanship is in the eye of the beholder. Did Fernando Tates Jr. cross the line in August 2020 when he hit 3-0 in a Grand Slam in the eighth game of a match Padres Led seven runs? Did the Giants cross it in front of Padres on Tuesday night when Stephen Duggar He stole a base by 10 games in the second half and Mauricio Dupont Did one song go nine games ahead in sixth place? Padres took an even greater insult to the latter.

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