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Post by Geezaldinho Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:51 am

I just watched the video of Jeter faking getting hit by a pitch. Should baseball institute a penalty if you get caught? Is a suspension in order?

During the world cup, several of you were irate over soccer players taking dives or faking injury, but at least there if you get caught you can get a red or yellow for simulation.Is this any better? it it a case for replay? Should he be fined or suspended?
or was he just playing the game the way it has always been played?

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Post by DaTruRochin Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:04 am

Baseball and "cheating" is kind of synonymous isn't it... I mean from watering down base paths to slow down fast teams, using cameras/telescopes to steal signs, tipping pitches, corking bats, steroids, excess pine tar, spit balls, scuffing balls with sandpaper, etc. etc. it seems like finding a new way to get an edge is just the nature of the game...
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Post by blacksheep Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:30 am

I am sick of all the flopping and acting going on in sports. Just play the game. The ump had already called it a hit by pitch before Jeter went into his little charade. Take your base and forget all the acting.
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Post by VillaGorilla Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:22 am

Geezaldinho wrote:Should baseball institute a penalty if you get caught? Is a suspension in order?

I always lean towards letting the players handle it themselves. To me, this falls into the "unwritten rules of baseball" category. In soccer, there is the one center ref covering the whole pitch and he is bound to miss things and not be there at every moment of physical contact. This is why there is rightly bookable penalties for simulation. In baseball the home plate ump is all of sixteen inches from the batter with his eyes dead-on the baseball. If he misses a call, it is rare, and in this situtation, sure, you might sell it a little bit, but anything excessive can be handled by the players. A 90+ heater at your person (or a teammate's person) is more disincentive than a minor suspension.
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Post by mattywizz Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:14 am

I think it is funny that because it was Jeter the act was 'gamesmanship.' Could you imagine the backlash had it been...ARod?
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Post by MesaPilot1 Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:57 am

Whats the big deal about this, me my gf says she has to fake it all the time with me jocolor

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Post by Geezaldinho Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:21 pm

But not for anywhere near as long as Jeter did. Razz
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