Dating a baseball player reasons

These nuances between the American and National Leagues are all a part of the intricacies of the code.

With regards to the actual act of plunking the batter, there are many messages and meanings to consider.

The same is true for a base runner who tries to trick the infielder by yelling or lunging at him to get him to drop a fly ball. Baseball players have memories like elephants and will get even, even if that means waiting weeks, months or into the next season.

For starters, it is generally understood that when retaliating, it is a no-no to throw above the shoulders.

There is a fine line between “chin music,” and a rising fast ball to the head which leaves the batter no chance to duck out of the way.

If you want to smile and gaze at the ball with love and affection as it clears the fence, then you better not think about digging in the next time you come to bat… Exceptions to this rule might include a guy like Sammy Sosa, who jumps like a ballerina as he tosses his bat and then blows his trademark kiss as he is about to round first.

Pitchers know that this is just Sammy being Sammy, no disrespect.

You see, if they did, then that would be acknowledging that a code actually exists at all.

Ross Bernstein, the author of 40 sports books, brings it all to life with the help of some 100 current and former Major Leaguers who he interviewed for the project. It is a system of intimidation, retribution and retaliation between pitchers and hitters; all in an effort to keep the game on an even playing field.

Other innuendos which may require retaliation include such things as a hard slide to break up a double play at second base; or a batter celebrating too much after hitting the ball out of the park and then taking his sweet time to trot around the bases.

This is considered very disrespectful to the pitcher and will be dealt with the next time the batter comes to the plate.

The code forbids it unless he is knocked unconscious or bleeding bad enough to warrant some medical attention.

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