Inside the Mind of Ditti: Hypocrisy On Display

Mike Venditti
May 30, 2017 - 10:49 am
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Here we go...once again...

A pitcher held a grudge for three years and he's the hero.

Why?

That's easy...hypocrisy.

The hypocrisy surrounding the fans and non-fans of baseball has been mind-boggling from the start.  Whether it's the "change baseball for me" crowd, the "baseball is boring" guy or the old world thought unwritten rules buffoon.  The hypocrisy is blatant.

Manny Machado's slide into Dustin Pedroia, Jose Bautista's post-season batflip and Bryce Harper enjoying his own playoff home runs (THREE YEARS AGO) isn't the problem, the retaliation is.

People scream from the rooftops when Harper, Bautista or anybody else hams a homer or slow trots around the bases. 

"YOU'RE SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE FOR KIDS!"

Sure...fine...if that's what you want to believe, go right ahead believing it.  Just be consistent about worrying about the children.

Of course not all people who hate home run celebrations (fun) in baseball are going to fit into the category I am about to talk about...but a lot seem to.

A lot of those people yelling and screaming about the example set for the children over bat flips are very quick to turn around and glorify throwing at a guy and throwing punches.

Explain to me how throwing a 94-MPH fastball at a person and fighting said person is setting a better example for children than batflips and slow trots.

I'm waiting.

It's hypocrisy.  Undeniable hypocrisy.

Folks never seem to see the showmanship of players on their favorite team and definitely ignore the pitcher showing up batters.  That's what leads to guys like Hunter Strickland being the "good guy" for throwing a baseball at somebody.

Unwritten rules are garbage.  They are bad for the game and they do nothing but lead to distractions from what's really happening on the field.  If folks want fights, they can watch hockey, boxing or MMA.

I'd rather watch grown men have fun playing a child's game for millions of dollars. 

-Ditti

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