high and tight, low and away
|RedSox at Orioles 31/3/14|
by Keith Allison
via Wikimedia Commons
Instead of issuing meaningless fines to Ortiz and others for violating the meager efforts to speed up the pace of play, punish the team. Call a strike. Call the batter out. I've long advocated: you step out, you're out. Teammates will turn on a player who is putting himself above the team.
Put some teeth into this effort. Otherwise, you'll get the naked defiance displayed today by Ortiz and then the inevitable drifting back into bad habits.