Sano's Ejection Highlights the Need for an End to Baseball's "Unwritten Rules"doug mientkiewicz miguel sano minnesota twins
Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:31 PM
"Mientkiewicz went on to say that, “Hit him in the back, I won’t like it, but it’s part of the game. Throw at his head and it messes with his future and I have a problem with it. It’s an embarrassment to the game of baseball."
What do you think Twins Daily, am I making too big of a deal out of this mishap or do you think this "unwritten rule" is as ridiculous as I do?
Miguel Sano: Minnesota Twins Fortunate Prospect Was Ejected, Not Hurt
Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:40 PM
"Unwritten rules" would had been if the Miracle retaliated and threw at one of their batters. They didn't... The ump should have thrown the Miracle pitcher out at the spot. He didn't. Sano did his job (instead of charging the pitcher - another "unwritten rule") and spoke with his bat. Then he mentioned that to his opponent's bench while circling the bases.
The umpire ejected the wronged parties in the event...
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:19 AM
Throwing at someone because they outplayed you earlier is immature. Unfortunately, there is a lot of immaturity in the world.
It goes beyond immaturity. It's reckless endangerment. Todd Bertuzzi wasn't being immature when he tackled a guy from behind without the puck and drove his head into the ice. He was a trying to injure him. He was rightly suspended for the rest of the season and prosecuted for assault. I use an obvious case to prove a point. And this is not as severe. But it's the same principle. If you try to hurt someone, you should be ejected and suspended.
If that was in the major leagues, the pitcher would have been ejected, fined and suspended. Instead, the hitter is ejected before he can touch home plate. Then his manager is ejected. Then his pitcher is ejected for retaliating. Meanwhile, the guy who caused the whole thing is still pitching. Bush league.