Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Baseball's Unwritten Rules

ESPN's Tim Kurkijian has assembled a compendium of baseball's unwritten rules that if violated might get a player hit by a pitch.  Here are a few:

1.  Don't jog too slowly around the bases after hitting a home run.
2.  Don't flip your bat and showboat at home plate after hitting a home run.
3.  Don't steal a base if you it is late in the game and your team is winning by six or more runs
4.  If your team is winning by a large margin and the count is 3-0, do not swing
5.  Don't bunt to break-up a no-hitter.
6.  Don't dawdle before entering the batter's box
7.  Don't run across the mound on your way back to your dugout after making an out
8.  Don't wear too much bling