That is simply one of many funniest moments of the 12 months. On Tuesday afternoon the Rangers had been making an attempt to get one over on the Rockies by blocking the batter’s eye … then they obtained caught.
cannot cease laughing on the rangers relievers getting in hassle for standing within the batter’s eye, after which operating away like racoons caught rooting by way of the trash pic.twitter.com/Ikkfk58fZo
— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) August 24, 2022
That is the right description of what occurred right here. No protest, no argument — the relievers knew they had been breaking the foundations and ran off like youngsters with their palms within the cookie jar once they obtained barked at.
Personally, I believe we must always have extra of this in baseball — particularly in the case of two groups who’re functionally out of the postseason. Allow them to have some enjoyable, see how far they will stretch the foundations. I’m not saying they need to go full Astros, as a result of no one ought to go full Astros — however just a bit informal nefariousness by no means damage anybody.
Why not strive some stuff. Sneak out in entrance of the batter’s eye, disguise within the opposition dugout and shock the away crew, change the ball with a stress ball. Okay, that final one is foolish however you get the thought.