View single post by srossi
 Posted: Thu Aug 19th, 2010 04:42 pm
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He's a horrible ump and this is the most egregious case of a double warning gone wrong, but how about just fucking getting rid of this horrible rule?  It's only about 10 years old.  I can't remember all that many beanball wars before MLB decided that they needed to step in for no reason and start warning everyone on every inside pitch.  If the ump thinks it's flagrant, eject the pitcher who actually threw the pitch.  If not, don't.  No reason to start warning everyone.  That just punishes the team that was thrown at because now none of their pitchers can come inside.  Unless, of course, the umpire is Eric Cooper and then everyone can go headhunting and still not be ejected because the warning is just lip service.  Just ridiculous.  Not sure why MLB feels the need to crack down on bullshit that's never been in an issue in over 100 years, but they cna't make sure that batters get back in the box in under 10 minutes between pitches.

This thread was great before AA ruined it.