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Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby urbanbreez » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:02 pm

I like to think that I've seen and played enough baseball in my lifetime to understand most of the rules, written or otherwise, in the game. The A-rod and Braden exchange shed light on one alleged unwritten rule that I've never heard or seen before. Has me wondering, what are the other lesser known "rules" floating around out there?

Thoughts?


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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:20 pm

LOL

"The guy was tasting himself too long to apologize," Braden quipped
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:23 am

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^ THAT guy is supposed to back down to people now? 8-o
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby smoovethug » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:31 am

I've never heard of this one but I guess I can see where he's coming from. I mean that is his 'home' on that day for as long as he's out there. It's a little different for A-Rod being a third baseman where runners routinely pass his bag on their way around the diamond but you almost have to go out of your way to run on the mound. I wonder if Braden would have had this same reaction if he was on the road though as it wouldn't really be 'HIS' mound in that case.
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:35 am

Grounded Polo wrote:Image

^ THAT guy is supposed to back down to people now? 8-o


Staunch.
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:54 am

http://player.theplatform.com/ps/player/pds/Yvf0tjflu4?pid=t7mn1O_NESlHieObKkG5qUAE4urHx5Ea

Dallas: "There will be repercussions if he does it again" lolololololololololololololololololololol :-b :-b
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby mweir145 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:55 am

ARod's moved on from slapping baseballs out of gloves and yelling "mine" at 3B during popups, I see.

Definitely the most bush league player in the game today.
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:06 am

Meh. :-S
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby gogogadget » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:36 am

i haven't clicked on any of these links and i havent viewed any of the videos, so I dont know where on the mound he stepped...but, it is bad etiquette to step on the mound if you are not the pitcher. Exceptions for coaches and catchers and anyone talking to the pitcher.

If he stepped on the back edge, then whatever. But if you actually run over the top of the mound, not only does it not make any sense, its a blatant trespassing.

Kind of like in high school when outfielders were asked to not run through the infield grass.
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Re: Baseball Etiquette: gentleman's understanding or nonsense?

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:41 am

if Jack Wilson runs across the mound and Dallas barks at him, this is a non-story. Typical ESPN trying to create controversy where there is none. :-t
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