Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tigers vs Orioles discussion last night

There was a bench clearing discussion last night after the Orioles' Bud Norris beaned the Tigers' Torii Hunter. Norris had just given up a two run homer to Ian Kinsler.

Hunter said something to Norris, but it was Norris who was ejected from the game. I am always reminded of the book, The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca, when these things happen. Obe of the rules is you can bean the next guy if you a pissed you gave up a homer. I didn't see Kinsler celebrate inappropriately so I think it wasn't justified.

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