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.