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(Sports Illustrated)   Noah Syndergaard: "Baseball's unwritten rules are pretty stupid." He should probably write that down somewhere   (si.com) divider line
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2021-05-13 7:11:12 AM  
This guy needs to fix the spelling of his name.  It pisses me off every time I see it in writing.
 
2021-05-13 7:25:11 AM  
A rhetorical statement there.
 
2021-05-13 7:28:47 AM  
There has been a ton of coverage on Mets so far this year. I bet they win the pennant.
 
2021-05-13 7:55:11 AM  
Yeah... not trying to drag politics into this, but unwritten rules and "norms" get ignored as soon as somebody figures out they can benefit by doing so.

But in the case of baseball, maybe that means that it doesn't matter? I would think that if it would help, the stats junkie crowd would have figured it out by now.
 
2021-05-13 8:58:57 AM  
If players want to taunt each other on social media like 14-year-old drama queens, go ahead, I guess.
 
2021-05-13 9:05:13 AM  
Some unwritten rules are stupid.

That doesn't mean the concept of unwritten rules is stupid.

Some laws are stupid. That doesn't mean we shouldn't have laws.

Unwritten rules are critical to establishing and maintaining a society.
 
2021-05-13 9:33:23 AM  
I disagree pretty strongly with what he's saying. So in the unlikely event I ever see him in person and I happen to be carrying a baseball, next one's goin' in his ear.
 
2021-05-13 9:50:53 AM  

IAmRight: Some unwritten rules are stupid.

That doesn't mean the concept of unwritten rules is stupid.

Some laws are stupid. That doesn't mean we shouldn't have laws.

Unwritten rules are critical to establishing and maintaining a society.


Write the good ones down, end [most of] the problem[s].
 
2021-05-13 10:02:58 AM  
good thing for him there aren't unwritten rules about glowing up.

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2021-05-13 10:45:27 AM  
Try starting a game once in a while, Noah.
 
2021-05-13 11:01:35 AM  
Thanks to Manfred, the written rules are even more stupid.
 
2021-05-13 11:02:40 AM  

sephjnr: IAmRight: Some unwritten rules are stupid.

That doesn't mean the concept of unwritten rules is stupid.

Some laws are stupid. That doesn't mean we shouldn't have laws.

Unwritten rules are critical to establishing and maintaining a society.

Write the good ones down, end [most of] the problem[s].


Writing them down would be going too far.

Unwritten rules are courtesies, sportsmanship, etc. They exist to govern actions in a way that reduces friction, but requiring punishment from authority would be stupid.

Imagine if every time you made a mistake that benefited someone else, they spent the next 30 seconds dancing around you while all your co-workers, and the public as a whole, watched. It'd make you feel even more like sh*t, right?

Now imagine feeling that way and your teammates not only say "sure, the guy went out of his way to make you feel more like sh*t at a pretty low point for you, but if you don't like feeling like sh*t, then don't ever make a mistake at your job, ever."

It's an unrealistic thing to ask of anyone to never make a mistake.

So you instead just get people being assholes more often and inventing new forms of assholery. And assholes tend to be very poor at working together, thereby ruining the organizations they're a part of.

So hey, celebrate success, but maybe recognize the other person is also a person and you don't need to try to embarrass them.

/now, if they talked sh*t before, then it's fair game
//maybe have people declare the level of asshole they're OK with
 
2021-05-13 11:05:18 AM  
Oh, and writing it down would result in other issues. Like...say there's a rule about how long you can take to get around the bases after a HR or else you're out. Then someone twists an ankle going around first and is hobbling around the bases, not showboating at all, and gets ruled out because stupid umps want to rule by the letter of the law, not the intent.
 
2021-05-13 11:19:02 AM  

sephjnr: IAmRight: Some unwritten rules are stupid.

That doesn't mean the concept of unwritten rules is stupid.

Some laws are stupid. That doesn't mean we shouldn't have laws.

Unwritten rules are critical to establishing and maintaining a society.

Write the good ones down, end [most of] the problem[s].


The fewer rules in the hands of Angel Hernandez and Joe West, the better.
 
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