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Old 08-17-2018, 11:20 AM
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I encourage you to read this piece on ESPN about throwing at batters. "This illustrates a couple of things. First, many notions in baseball really do have ancient origins, particularly the bad ones. Second, you don't have to be bound by them."
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:03 PM
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A player throwing a baseball at another player because the other player played too well against him is immature... and against the rules, btw. It is no different than a QB throwing a football at a LB who has sacked him 3 times in the game already, or a basketball player throwing the basketball at another player who has blocked his shot 3-4 already in the game. This unwritten rule should not be written down; on the contrary, it should be forgotten.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:39 PM
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A player throwing a baseball at another player because the other player played too well against him is immature... and against the rules, btw. It is no different than a QB throwing a football at a LB who has sacked him 3 times in the game already, or a basketball player throwing the basketball at another player who has blocked his shot 3-4 already in the game. This unwritten rule should not be written down; on the contrary, it should be forgotten.
The difference between the examples and the baseball is that the baseball can seriously injure you. But yes, you’re right. It’s dumb and a concept that has hit its expiration date.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:33 PM
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The difference between the examples and the baseball is that the baseball can seriously injure you. But yes, you’re right. It’s dumb and a concept that has hit its expiration date.
I think a better example would be hard-fouling a guy in basketball when he's dominating the way the Pistons did to MJ. Very dangerous and something the league addressed. Lo and behold, it's much less of an issue these days.

Baseball just needs to grow up and mature, so to speak. Urena should have been suspended without pay for 15-20 games (3-4 starts), not 6. Without drastic changes, this garbage will continue.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:18 PM
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Urena should have been suspended without pay for 15-20 games (3-4 starts), not 6. Without drastic changes, this garbage will continue.
My thought exactly. Urena misses 1 start. So what?? Like you,I believe if pitchers knew this kind of garbage could cost them 2 or 3 key starts (on a contending playoff team, that is), it would become much less of an issue.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:03 AM
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From ESPN

Players to Hit 20 HR in a Season Before Turning 21:
Ronald Acuña Jr.
Mel Ott*
Frank Robinson*
Tony Conigliaro 2x
Al Kaline*
Eddie Mathews*
Orlando Cepeda*
Mickey Mantle*
Ken Griffey Jr.*
Giancarlo Stanton
Bryce Harper 2x
Ted Williams*
Alex Rodriguez
Willie Mays*

*In Hall of Fame
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Acuna has of course done this in a whopping 75 games. I think we may be looking at the next Trout-level star in the making.
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:07 AM
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If that list from ESPN is correct that's some nice company.


Of the actives on that list I'd take Acuna over the others to play on my team.
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