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Old 08-10-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
Clockwork Orange
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Default When did it become OK to show up the opposing pitcher?

Seriously. There used to be an unwritten rule that you hit the ball, and even if you know it's long gone, you drop your bat and get moving around the bases. Any pausing to watch your shot would earn you one in the ribs in your next at bat. These days I see guys standing there admiring their work, flipping their bats up in the air and when they do get moving, they walk a few steps before beginning their home run trot with no retribution.

One thing I've always liked about baseball was that showboating and self-promotion were always frowned upon. Has the pussification of the game gone so far that hitters are now allowed to pose at the plate?

Does anyone find this acceptable? I sure don't, but then I've been accused of being old fashioned before.
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