It’s just funny begin a Pittsburgh Pirate’s fan.
Just when you think your team isn’t bad, they go on a slide and prove that thought wrong.
In the middle of this chaos was blowing a five run led to Arizona in humorous fashion.
Of course when the Pirates and Diamondbacks square off it included someone getting hit by a pitch. You all know of the Andrew McCutchen and Paul Goldschmidt beanings that started all this mess.
Now it escalated after Josh Harrison took a pitch and left the game. Joe Musgrove the Pirates starter then hit Chris Owings in retaliation, intentionally.
Yes protect your teammate, but then move on and focus on the game.
Yet it didn’t happen, Sean Rodriguez was hit in the ninth inning.
The umpires just let them play on all of these beanballs. Which is fine, handle it how you want it is the umpires game.
I just want to see an end to this. Its school yard crap. If you hit someone by accident ok, take first and move on. Don’t try to pitch way inside and hit someone so they get hurt.
If you must protect a teammate fine as well. Hit one batter and move on. It needs to go no further than that. Having these beanball wars that go on series after series is stupid.
These beanballs don’t accomplish much anyway. Why do people think giving up a free walk at the expense of honor helps? You get no separate stat for honor beanings, it’s one more hit by pitch for you and the hitter. The hitter makes out better than you do.
I just think the beanings need to stop for any reason. Hit the ball and score some runs that way if you want to be old school. Ban the DH and the save if you really want to go old school.