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It's not a defense it's true. You pay your money you take your chances.
I'm in the U.S.A. and could care less what Canada does. Sovereignty, not just for upstart nations anymore.

Eric Bronson & Moe Berg speak of beaning and throwing at the head,
two things I, nor Don, mentioned. No comment on the Commie stuff.
I find it amusing that it's O.K. to charge the mound with a bat in your book.
I mean really, such a savage act.

Most importantly I was referring to Danny's post, when I quoted Don, who would not agree with Danny's viewpoint. Not that either is correct or just or whatever else gets you off. Simply offering a different view, Don's. I know from experience how upsetting that is around here, new ideas and different ways of looking at things. What my response to Danny has anything to do with you I dunno. Perhaps it's really all about you and I didn't get the memo.

This thread asks a simple question, one you answered 13 minutes after I posted it.
Your position has been noted, as well as your attempt to define my position and zing me, by wise cracking "Guess I'm not wondering which guy you are...". Then attempting to back out by writing, "I just don't care enough to wonder."

I know, you know, everybody knows that was a shot. True it wasn't winging a baseball at upwards of 95 MPH at someone from 60 feet away, but a shot none the less. Thank you for reminding me why I refrain from posting in forums and to just say No to posting or bothering to log on. I'm out, have fun.
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Don's comments about "knocking down" a player are ambiguous. Pitching inside and inducing a player to hit the deck is a legitimate part of the game. Deliberately hitting another player (which as you note Don doesn't explicitly say; however, the comments ABOUT Don, such as a walk being a "waste of three pitches" do clearly implay) is something else altogether. Charging the mound with a bat isn't "OK" in the sense that vigilante justice isn't a good societal norm; however, I do think it's what a pitcher deserves following an assault and battery, which is what an intentional beaning is. Canada's legal system, like the USA's, is modeled after the English system and as such isn't entirely "foreign."

Nothing wrong with quoting different viewpoints; that's what I was doing by including the views of a different professional player and a professional manager. I thought it provided some balance, as opposed to having the only comments about the acceptability of throwing at a player (if, indeed, that's what Drysdale meant; I'll grant you that it was ambiguous) be provided by a pitcher, particularly one who had a reputation for doing just that. That'd be a bit like having Mike Tyson talk about the acceptability of biting off a chunk of your opponent's ear while boxing. Everyone's entitled to his opinion; that doesn't mean that an experienced competitor speaks for everyone.

I guess I could cut & paste your middle paragraph, but I don't want to plagiarize you. In quoting Bronson, Berg, and Dark, I, too, was "simply offering a different view." I know from experience how upsetting that is around here.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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