Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
That's a great article. Had the Nationals been doing that in the 8th inning then maybe the Cubs would have had a point in being angry but if you're up by five in the 5th you can still lose the game.
They would have had no point in being angry at any point in the game. These are adult professionals, the other team's job is to keep scoring runs on you no matter what. It's your job to stop them, legally.
In baseball, it ain't over 'till it's over, so no lead is big enough, really. You just gotta man up and retire your opposition, within the rules. I would never want an opponent to take it easy on me, it would be insulting.