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Grow up Manny Machado, the World is Not Out to Get You

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 @ 02:06 PM EDT - by Tomas Laverty -

Tom Laverty, frequent contributor to the MLB section, lives and teaches English in Detroit.


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LouSchiavone
LouSchiavone

There are too many crybabies, cheaters, punks, thugs et. al. playing the game today.  The money is outrageous and the respect for the game and its history is suffering a momentous decline.  Where have you gone Mariano Rivera?

bigdocz
bigdocz

Throwing at a batter is probably the most cowardly act we regularly see in all sports. The batter has no defense. Not everyone has the quick reflexes needed to get out of the way, and serious injuries can, and do, occurs from batters being hit by pitches, intentional or otherwise.  It is not "gutsy" for a pitcher to throw inside on purpose. It is dangerous and cowardly with little or no repercussion to the pitcher. If a batter is hurt bya pitch, the pitcher should be suspended for the entire time the batter is unable to play. The number of games missed should be more equal. If the batter misses 10 game, the pitcher should not get away with just two starts. A formula could be worked out.

youGotThatWrongMate
youGotThatWrongMate

Uhhh, you meant Derek Norris.


Bud Norris is a pitcher on Machado's own team.

tlaverty
tlaverty moderator

@TimLeonard Hi Tim. Thanks for reading. I originally had it right but during research looked at an incorrect number. I changed it to his debut age, which was 20.034. 

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