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Posted Friday April 12, 2013, About: Mattingly wants Quentin on ice until Greinke pitches
Mattingly couldn't be more wrong. It's analogous to saying a pitcher who hurts a batter via a hit-pitch must not play until the batter can play again...to his prior level, perhaps. It's a slippery slope. The broken collar bone was a freak accident. Don't hit the batter (for the third time no less) and no one is charging the mound. I think the only way to end this kind of stuff is to make the penalties for hitting a batter (with a non-strike pitch) much greater. As it's impossible to determine intent, there should be no "accidental" hits. Plus, a hit to the shoulders or higher should carry even greater penalties. If the batters are not protected adequately by the rules of the game, they must continue to protect themselves.
Posted Friday April 12, 2013, About: Mattingly wants Quentin on ice until Greinke pitches
Mattingly couldn't be more wrong. It's analogous to saying a pitcher who hurts a batter via a hit-pitch must not play until the batter can play again...to his prior level, perhaps. It's a slippery slope. The broken collar bone was a freak accident. Don't hit the batter (for the third time no less) and no one is charging the mound. I think the only way to end this kind of stuff is to make the penalties for hitting a batter (with a non-strike pitch) much greater. As it's impossible to determine intent, there should be no "accidental" hits. Plus, a hit to the shoulders or higher should carry even greater penalties. If the batters are not protected adequately by the rules of the game, they must continue to protect themselves.

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