After decades of playing, coaching, and watching baseball, this has to be one of the craziest and most unsportsmanlike plays I have ever seen. Regardless of the backstory during the game or the history between teams, tackling an unsuspected runner is never justifiable. If you feel the need to retaliate against the other team, at the most brush them off the plate (in college if you obviously hit someone intentionally you will get ejected). If you are a young player looking to play at the next level, acting like this on the field will definitely get you a reputation with coaches and they will pass over you and move on to recruiting other players. Always keep your cool, and if you ever find yourself in a situation where you do get upset, make sure you don’t go overboard and jeopardize your future career.


What do you think about the play?

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  1. March 26, 2013 at 9:04 am — Reply

    Someone needs to explain to the young man, the difference between a foul line and a sideline with hash marks. Wrong sport, dude! That was personal.

  2. August 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    When I read the title I was expecting a post about some old Ty Cobb play. This one is a terrible play by the pitcher, but definitely not the worst ever.

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