"True...but shagging fly balls is done to improve your playing skills. Jumping around in a pile of men, patting each other on the fanny,.....that's just a creepy, pointless way to get injured."
How does shagging fly balls in batting practice improve your playing skills? Especially when you consider who's shagging the balls, Kershaw got hurt and Mariano Rivera out for season. Why would they need to shag balls?
"Personally, if I did something good on the field - I would prefer my reward not including the intimate touch of other men. Thanks."
I think you would have to play the game to understand, baseball is one of the sports where celebration is at a minimum. Just look at Football, they celebrate after every good catch or tackle and when they actually score god help us. Then there’s basketball they celebrate even after shooting a free throw, the shooter actually takes a little break to receive high fives before shooting the second free throw. Baseball is all business where if you so much as look at a umpire for over 2 seconds he takes it as a show of disrespect and throws you out of the game. Players have to be allowed to celebrate because it builds camaraderie and momentum.
I agree with you on pretty much everything you said. It's good to see them celebrate. They just need to not get too excited lol.
Morales is heavy. He jumped on home plate. It was his fault. You don't jump on something that you can slide on.
I tackle my friends once in while. We don't get hurt. Baseball is becoming so much of a business. It's good to see them having fun and build chemistry.
But, of course, I'd be destroyed if we lose a guy in celebration. But, he can also hurt himself while skating during winter..
I thought the exact same thing and I also replayed the celebration and noted that Victorino was not present. To me it shows disrespect for the team, and the players, In my opinion. I like The acquisition of Victorino so for me there's no grievance. I hope I just didn't see him in the replay and that will explain it. By the way Koreman thinks he speaks to most everybody here stating " anybody with a brain in there head could see it", I don't agree and I have my own opinion without anybody arrogantly put down. My two cents.