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Hall calls Hamels a 'marked man' after incident

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08:16 AM ET 03.15 | Bill Hall and Cole Hamels now have a bit of history after the latter pitched the former inside. After the game, Hall called Hamels "a marked man," not in any sort of way that would imply physical harm but it looks like Hall might have taken a little extra delight off the hit he got in his next at-bat. Here's what Hall had to say in the clubhouse after the game: "I don't know if he was mad because he gave up a homer [to Carlos Lee in the previous at-bat] or if he was mad because the umpire gave me time. But I'm not going to let him speed-pitch me. Obviously, he threw a pitch in, and I'm not going to let him disrespect me either. He kind of said something that I didn't like too much. It's over with."

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March 15, 2011  08:43 AM ET
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Marked man for pitching inside? Dumb.

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These players are getting whinier by the day!

March 15, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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Marked man for pitching inside? Dumb.

Actually what's dumb is talking about it. Just shut the **** up and plunk their star in the next inning.

What problem?

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March 15, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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That's what I meant by dumb. Pitching inside is part of the game. Pretty soon baseball will be infused with MMA the way they talk.

agree, as long as the pitch in question wasn't up around the head.

March 15, 2011  08:51 AM ET

why can't he pitch inside? some ball players have such a delusional royalty about them, it's part of the game Billy Boy, maybe if you understood this you wouldn't be a journeyman and maybe would have lived up to your potential

****

March 15, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Hopefully Hamels actually hits him with a fastball in the face next time. "I am not going to let him disrespect me by pitching me in"? Shut up.

March 15, 2011  09:13 AM ET

The dreaded "disrespect". Bob Gibson, tells us how you feel about a batter and disrespect.

March 15, 2011  09:20 AM ET

I think the whole idea of throwing at someone at all is stupid. I mean, what give a man the right to act out his frustrations on another man because someone got the better of him at a moment in time. I remember as youngster seeing a batter throw his bat at a pitcher after being hit by a pitch... A pitcher can choose to throw at a guy if he wants, but a batter can't charge the mound? WTF!?! Getting hit by a pitch is not funny. Nor should it fall within the letter of gamesmanship in my opinion. Granted, accidents happen and when they do, pitchers just walk it off like nothing happened. Why is that ok?

March 15, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Having written all that I did, I can imagine the frustration that come with some batters showing up a pitcher after going yard, but I think grandstanding is problem in a lot of American sports. I can't tell you how irritated I get to see players jumping up and chest bumping and all the other assorted nonsense they do for having done their job... having done what they're paid to do.

What about when NFL players miss tackles because it's just cooler to run into people rather than wrap them up like you're supposed to? ...and basketball players slapping palms with the team after missed free throws? WTF is that all about? *Laughs* Having said this, watching Sammy Sosa do his little stutter step before touching them all might incline me to throw at him too, but still... I think it's stupid to arbitrarily decide to throw at someone, regardless of whether it's a tactic or out of frustration.

March 15, 2011  09:52 AM ET

Why the fuss? Next inning your pitcher drills a front line Phillie with a heater. A teams own hitters will let their pitchers know.

March 15, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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Players need to understand that pitching inside is part of the game and has been going on long before anyone of them even started playing. Imagine if Bob Gibson or Drysdale were pitching today?

If they were pitching today. A) They would be charged at least 10 times a year B) Would be kicked out of games multiple times and C) Would be suspended a couple of times.

:)

In other words, they wouldn't pitch the same way as they did then. Or they would cost their team.

March 15, 2011  10:04 AM ET

Dude...there's no crying in baseball. **** up.

March 15, 2011  10:23 AM ET

Tim Lincecum plunked Jeter in the allstar game to let him know he owns the inside.

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March 15, 2011  11:06 AM ET

Bill Hall got a hit?

March 15, 2011  12:10 PM ET
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I think the whole idea of throwing at someone at all is stupid. I mean, what give a man the right to act out his frustrations on another man because someone got the better of him at a moment in time. I remember as youngster seeing a batter throw his bat at a pitcher after being hit by a pitch... A pitcher can choose to throw at a guy if he wants, but a batter can't charge the mound? WTF!?! Getting hit by a pitch is not funny. Nor should it fall within the letter of gamesmanship in my opinion. Granted, accidents happen and when they do, pitchers just walk it off like nothing happened. Why is that ok?

I do believe the article said he pitched him inside. Nothing about hitting him.

 
March 15, 2011  12:38 PM ET

What's the batter's equivalent of pitching inside? Charging halfway to the mound?

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