Rules are Rules

Ted Lyons, Chicago White Sox, pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox. In 1 hour and 7 minutes. Today it would take 1 hour and 7 minutes for the ninth innings as networks and MLB want to advertise more. Some managers would take him out in the 7th or 8th inning when he reached a certain pitch count, no-hitter or not.

Also, a San Diego player hit a grand slam home run on a 3-0 count when they had a lead. So the pitcher threw behind the next hitter. That is against the unwritten rules like do not steal bases with a big lead and do not bunt to break up a no-hitter. The way to stop these things is to not fall behind with a big lead. If I were King of baseball, and a pitcher threw at a batter after one of these issues, I would suspend the pitcher and the manager with no pay for a few games and fine the general manager and president. Maybe put those four in the batter’s box and have someone who throws over 100 mph take a couple shots at them.

And I would be suspending players and managers if the players slid out of the baseline at second base to hit the relay man and barreled into a catcher when they were in a vulnerable position. Old school baseball is old school and ruins player’s careers.

Managers work today with pitch counts and were using pitchers for one batter. They forget that Nolan Ryan one time threw 235 pitches in a 13 inning game. The baseball teams ruin more pitcher’s arms than any time in history. Tommy John surgery is a constant threat. Can’t the doctors and researchers find some ways to eliminate many of the problems?

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