While MLB has advanced and evolved enough that is far from the game that was played several decades ago, it still has some customs, traditions, and “unwritten” rules that old-school managers and coaches like to respect.
Excessive celebrations are frowned upon by some, and trying to score runs in a game with a big difference (i.e., virtually decided) is often criticized because it can be viewed as a lack of respect or humiliation to the rival.
Be that as it may, some of those rules need to disappear once and for all.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler sided with his player with the mics on after the game, but when it happened, he was seen talking to Dubon: apparently he didn’t like it either.
MLB legend Rod Carew, who knew a thing or two about hitting, bunting, and how baseball should be played, went to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter.
Let The Man Bunt!
“Let the man bunt!,” he wrote on his official account, quoting the video of the play.
Let the man bunt! https://t.co/6BSqlkxqPr
— Rod Carew (@RodCarew_29) April 13, 2022
MLB teams pay players because of the numbers they put up.
So, if a player sees an opportunity to boost his stats, why shouldn’t he pursue it?
If the other team feels disrespected, be more competent at baseball, score some runs, and don’t let the opposition score that many times.
It’s as simple as that: a player should be thinking about his team, increasing its odds to win the game, and better earning opportunities for himself and his family.
Nothing else matters, certainly not some silly, outdated rules that are not even written.