Hit or Miss?

So I believe it was game three of the World Series when Blanton hit A-Rod with a baseball. And he did so intentionally. This was the third time in the series that A-Rod had been hit and it was getting kind of redundant and obvious.

Here’s my thing: I love baseball and I know what the pitcher’s job is. However, is it entirely necessary to hit another player to get him off the plate?! I mean, pitch inside, do what you need to do, but just pelting a guy in the back (or almost the face) is a little classless in my opinion.
However, contrary to what I thought the guys I was with seem to think otherwise. That apparently, this is “a part of the game.” Really? Reaaaally?

So now I hand it to you: is hitting another player a part of the game? And I’m only taking about baseball here, not football or hockey or any of that.
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2 Replies to “Hit or Miss?”

  1. Kirbilicous,Yes, it is part of the game. But it isn't always proactive for the pitcher. That hit on A-Rod woke him up and probably pissed him off. Not quite what Blanton wanted to do. And while it does take the bat out of his hand, it does put a solid baserunner on first. But pitchers want to tell the hitters that the inside is there, which I think is more of conjecture from fans and analysts, than affects the players. All players have been hit hundreds of times. I played baseball for 15 years, I got hit about 100 times and it never once changed my approach. Well that is my opinion.BillyPS, I'm sad I missed you while you were in town.

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