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#161 TheLeviathan

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:43 AM

 

It's precisely because MLB self polices so well that this is extremely unusual and we're even talking about it.

 

No, baseball has less brawls because, at heart, it's not a violent sport.  The NBA is a lesser violent sport than the NHL but still involves much more physical contact than baseball.  You tend to have more violent altercations happen in sports where violence/physicality is engrained in the game.  In baseball, there need be no violence at all really.  As demonstrated by many levels of baseball where it is played without any issues.

 

Look, you're welcome to like self-policing for entertainment.  But it is demonstrably ineffective and self-fulfilling.

 

Meanwhile with some rule changes the NHL has all but made the enforcer (read: self-policer) a thing of the past.  And the game is better for it.

Edited by TheLeviathan, 19 May 2016 - 07:44 AM.


#162 jimmer

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:24 PM

A memorabilia store manager had to cancel an autograph signing by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor after "it got too big, too fast."

 

Store manager Brett Kravitz told ESPN on Saturday afternoon that the June 4 event, in which Odor would sign photos of his punch to Jose Bautista's face for a premium, would no longer take place. Odor's representatives expressed that the timing of the event wasn't good, considering that Odor is still appealing his eight-game suspension for his role in the fight.

 

The timing wasn't good because of the appeal? Really? Unbelievable! Because THAT is why it would be inappropriate. Obviously, they agreed to do it with the details they had and the fact it was originally scheduled, 

 

Goes on to say, ',Kravitz said two inscriptions Odor might have signed were "Don't Mess With Texas," a popular inscription on the famous Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura punch photo from 1993, and "Bat Flip Will Get You A Fat Lip," a reference to Bautista's famous bat flip last season.'

 

You'll notice the second saying they were thinking of using.  Funny, nothing about the slide.

 

http://espn.go.com/m...-due-bad-timing

Edited by jimmer, 21 May 2016 - 07:33 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:11 AM

"...I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas."

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:05 AM

A memorabilia store manager had to cancel an autograph signing by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor after "it got too big, too fast."
 
Store manager Brett Kravitz told ESPN on Saturday afternoon that the June 4 event, in which Odor would sign photos of his punch to Jose Bautista's face for a premium, would no longer take place. Odor's representatives expressed that the timing of the event wasn't good, considering that Odor is still appealing his eight-game suspension for his role in the fight.
 
The timing wasn't good because of the appeal? Really? Unbelievable! Because THAT is why it would be inappropriate. Obviously, they agreed to do it with the details they had and the fact it was originally scheduled, 
 
Goes on to say, ',Kravitz said two inscriptions Odor might have signed were "Don't Mess With Texas," a popular inscription on the famous Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura punch photo from 1993, and "Bat Flip Will Get You A Fat Lip," a reference to Bautista's famous bat flip last season.'
 
You'll notice the second saying they were thinking of using.  Funny, nothing about the slide.
 
http://espn.go.com/m...-due-bad-timing


Well, there's the smoking gun. Case closed.

Sports memorabilia store guy's possible second choice of phrase for an autograph session that won't happen.
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 10:34 AM

http://deadspin.com/...time-1776921090