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Started by Darryl, January 03, 2021, 01:23:58 PM
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Quote from: Nik on April 14, 2022, 10:50:16 AMThen I'd say there's a bit of a difference just in terms of consequences. Getting crosschecked in the face is not a natural thing that occurs within the context of a hockey game outside of the accepted level of player on player violence in the game. Conversely any of these guys playing pro baseball has been hit by a baseball almost certainly dozens of times, usually with no ill intent on anyone's part. It's such a common part of the game that you get taught, effectively, to minimize the damage of it by turning your butt or back to it. 9 times out of 10 it stings a bit, or leaves a bruise, and you move on. Getting plunked in the butt isn't a major or consequential penalty for doing something seen by some as disrespectful even if you don't agree with that interpretation.
Quote from: bustaheims on April 14, 2022, 07:55:30 AMQuote from: herman on April 13, 2022, 10:02:02 AMSeems like there's a generation of athlete/athlete adjacent people who are very sensitive sore losers and need to bundle themselves up in unwritten rules to protect their emotions or else there will be violent retaliation.I'm torn on this one. On one hand, I don't have an issue with teams running up the score. You never give up an opportunity to hit the ball and hit it hard. On the other hand, bunting for a hit feels like scratching and clawing for runs, which you don't need to do when you're up by 9.
Quote from: herman on April 13, 2022, 10:02:02 AMSeems like there's a generation of athlete/athlete adjacent people who are very sensitive sore losers and need to bundle themselves up in unwritten rules to protect their emotions or else there will be violent retaliation.
Quote from: L K on April 21, 2022, 04:10:34 PMI dislike everything about Trevor Bauer but man is MLB being petty with their administrative leave extensions in his case. Either step up and suspend the guy or let him play.
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Quote from: Bender on May 19, 2022, 02:24:21 PMQuote from: herman on May 18, 2022, 08:09:02 PMhttps://twitter.com/brendankutynj/status/1527015950872084480But... Why?
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