mweir145 wrote:knapplc wrote:mweir145 wrote:knapplc wrote:Thanks for the Youtube clip, mweir.
After watching that, it's clear that anyone bashing ARod for this is simply looking for some way to bash ARod or the Yankees, or is a Blue Jays fan.
He tried to distract the fielder. Attempts to distract your opponent are part of baseball. End of story.
Did you see the example of the umpire calling out a college player earlier this year for doing the same thing as ARod did under the interference rule?
It isn't anywhere near as clear cut as you seem to be suggesting.
So what? Rules are interpreted differently by different umpire crews around MLB EVERY DAY. So what if some college ump called a guy out for this? When has a MLB player been called out for doing this?
This happens in baseball at some level EVERY SINGLE DAY. It is a part of the game, just like any other attempt at deception.
This thread is only happening because it's ARod and/or the Yankees. If it's any other team or almost any other player it's a non-issue.
And knapplc...I don't hate ARod and I don't hate the Yankees. .
mweir145 wrote: The Yankees are my most hated team. I hope the Sox slaughter them this weekend.