Wednesday, May 05, 2010

10 Unwritten Rules of Baseball

This is an interesting article that talks about all of the unwritten rules in baseball.

Last month, when A's pitcher Dallas Braden(notes) called out Alex Rodriguez(notes) for cutting across the Oakland Coliseum mound, the country was informed of a small slice of baseball's Code that had lain mostly dormant in recent memory.

It was only one of a litany of unwritten rules that covers major leaguers' actions, designed essentially to preserve a baseline level of respect between competitors. They constitute the moral fabric of the game.

I never heard of the cutting across the mound rule and I have been watching baseball for years. Some of the other ones on this list are pretty obscure for most people watching the game.

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