Leslie Forman wrote:Dresden wrote:As for LaRussa- I don't follow the Sox that closely, but I thought he was 100% correct in disciplining Mercedes for hitting when he was given the take sign. At some point, you have to put the team ahead of yourself. And Mercedes apparently couldn't see that.
Getting the team more runs isn't helping them?
This ain't tee ball. If these old idiots care so much, they should push for a mercy rule. Yet, they don't.
This is an old argument, but it's been an unwritten rule in baseball, as well as most other sports, that you don't run up the score when the game has been decided. You don't throw a bomb in football when your up by 4 TD's late in the game. You don't steal a base when you're up 10-0 in the 9th inning. And so on. It's bad sportsmanship, and La Russa was sticking up for that, which I applaud.