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Friday, June 16, 2006

America's Game

I don't like baseball. It's fine to play, fun to go to a game, but it's boring to watch. It barely qualifies as a team sport because most of the time it's just pitcher vs. batter.

Today, I ran across this piece of news. A rooky pitcher gets sent to the minor leagues because he didn't assault a batter. The manager told him to hit a batter with a baseball. Purposely hitting a guy with a 70+ MPH baseball sounds like aggravated assault to me. There are a bunch of sites out there that say "this is all part of baseball."

Well, you know what? Baseball sucks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, whole heartedly.

6/16/2006 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baseball rules.

You and Earl are both lame.

It wasn't assault and wouldn't have been. And a 70+ MPH fastball? This isn't little league.

6/16/2006 5:54 PM  
Blogger mattjustmull said...

I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that the pitcher would have "mens rea". That means that hitting someone with a pitch isn't assault unless the pitcher has intent. Obviously being told to bean the batter is intent.

6/17/2006 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Baseball sucks alot. But that can be said about most sports in my opinion. Sports just create opportunities for men to release aggression and instead of getting arrested for assault, it's "just part of the game".

6/17/2006 11:01 PM  
Blogger mattjustmull said...

Well, I feel that this is different than a hockey fight or a football hit. This was an order from a manager to injure a guy who can't fight back. On top of that the press didn't even flinch. There was no outcry. No other sport has anything like that.

6/23/2006 6:19 PM  

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