Originally Posted by Rocky Soprano
And doing nothing accomplishes what?
If warnings were issued prior to the game, then you don't have your start pitcher do it but as soon as you go into the pen you do.
The best way to get back at them is to win but I don't see anything wrong with putting one if Young's back. If anything it tells them that the Sox are not going to put up with that crap.
If its a tight game, giving them a free runner is a bad idea. If its not close or there is a base open, go for it.
These guys walk up to the plate with padding everywhere. Taking a curveball of the butt or back proves nothing to me, especially if you have to wait until the 7th or 8th. These umps today have suck quick triggers, it doesn't seem worth the risk. I'd rather see it taken care of on the bases, and more importantly on the scoreboard.