Sure it is, especially at the higher levels of the game. However, there is an etiquette to how and how not to do it.
Being walked or getting hits is one thing. Stealing bases when up a bunch or getting into rundowns so more runs can score it just running it up.
posted on 06/25/2005 11:44:23 AM PDT
(If the GOP can't come up with someone better than Tancredo, THEY ARE in a world of hurt.)
In my sport, karate, you don't go easier on an opponent because you're ahead on points or because your opponent looks hurt. Instead, you go harder because you can smell the blood in the water. I always knew I didn't like baseball, and now I know why.
posted on 06/25/2005 11:54:54 AM PDT
(Lives in state of disbelief)
I coached a Pinto(8-9 yr. old) team in '96. One team got the cream of the crop among the 9 year olds and the rest of us had to make do with what was left. Needless to say, the all-star team went unbeaten, then, to add insult to injury, the coach plucked the few talented players from the rest of the teams to go to All-Stars.
On the bright side, I had the nicest, most understanding parents in the league. A couple of dads helped out enormously as assistant coaches, and the mom's were all gorgeous hotties, including one who I ran into a few months later and asked me on a date. ;^)
posted on 06/25/2005 12:02:42 PM PDT
by ABG(anybody but Gore)
(Ketchup Boy is the George Costanza of the US Senate)
(i actually agree w/ya about stealin' bases after the trounce is firmly in place ;-)
posted on 06/25/2005 6:09:09 PM PDT
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