Omaha Red Sox wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Of course it is. Just as yours is. I'm not obligated to like watching him pitch, and I really don't mind that you do.
It wasn't my point that you don't like to watch him pitch.
But that was my only point from the beginning. Everything else is quite trivial really, but since you seem to want to argue about this...
It was my point that you didn't like his enthusiasm when he accomplishes something which is disappointing considering you're a baseball fan. We need more of this, not fans focused on their petty pet-peeves. Were you as vocal when Ozzie Smith did a flip on his way out to the field? Was that bad for the game? It's a competition. When you nail a 20 foot putt do you idly walk up and take the ball out of the cup without a word or gesture? I suppose I feel sorry for you if you do.
I'm perfectly fine with enthusiasm on the field of play in sports. However, this is baseball. There are certain unwritten "rules" a player must follow.
What do you think would happen if a hitter made a big show like Joba does after a home run? It's pretty simple, the next time he would come up he would get hit. Showing up an opposing player is just something you don't do. It's seen as "bush." Why is it okay when a pitcher does the same thing?
It doesn't matter what Joba's motivation behind doing his fist pumps is. It can still be easily construed as an attempt to show up the batter (and it has been by many). Despite this criticism, he has continued to do this. He should find a better way to channel his enthusiasm than the fist pumps, but again, it's only my opinion, and seemingly it's not a very popular one.