The recent confrontation between Milwaukee and Pittsburgh precipitated by the Pittsburgh pitcher mouthing off unnecessarily resulted in dysfunctional commissioner Allan Huber "Bud" Selig suspending five players but not the one who initiated the brawl.
More and more I hear media types advocating for more hot dogging, particularly for Latin players, as if that is an integral part of their cultures. Even if it is, they are playing in our culture where I'd like to delude myself that hot dogging is anathema.
I think that boxer Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali popularized hot dogging and mocking opponents in the 1960s and it has spread throughout our team sports. Too many NFL players are preening jackasses and NBA players taunting thugs.
That's what media clowns want baseball players to be?
Baseball players should behave properly:
Don't hot dog.
Don't dog it.
Don't show off.
The Major Baseball League (MBL) should enforce behavior rules. Individual players should not try to impose violent vigilante justice for violations of unwritten protocols.
This stuff should finally be written down and not left to the imagination. It's about time.
Brian McCann is an asshole and Yanks should not sign him. Monday, November 25, 2013