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That doesn't mean you can't make it so. You could maybe make it all right to forearm a quarterback when he's throwing a pass and totally at your mercy. That doesn't mean you should, or that you can't make a rule against that. See how hard that is?
I know Pedro said he hit 90% of the batters he hit were done so intentionally. I don't know what he believes but I doubt that to be true. Here's a video of the infamous hbp he had against Sanders. After he does it, he looks to the sky in disbelief. It's like he couldn't believe he had done it. That one wasn't intentional. I'm sure he hit guys intentionally at times but 90% of the time seems excessive.
And as I think I've adequately refuted, throwing at batters is not necessary to the act of pitching.
Is that an actual thing?
He didn't. Baker came out from behind the plate to get in between Youkilis and Carrasco and then reached into his ballbag (sorry, there's no other word for it that I know), threw a fresh baseball to Carrasco, and ejected him as the ball was settling into his glove.
That's pretty funny.
Maybe he wanted to give Carrasco a parting gift?
Baseball is fine. It doesn't need changing. Except calling the high strike. Call the high strike.
This would be a very significant change.
Automatic ejecting for an HBP is probably the worst suggested rule change I've heard this year.
Is that an actual thing? How dangerous can a kid throwing 50-60 MPH be? I must have gotten hit 20 times a year in little league. I don't think I ever got so much as a bruise.
I think the issue is more about the pitchers than the hitters.
NO, I'm not really suggesting you should automatically throw out a pitcher for an HBP, without even allowing for location or intent.
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