Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Baseball’s Unwritten Rules & Superstitions

These are in no particular order:

Don’t bunt for a hit when you’re team is getting no-hit (unless you’re leading off the game).
Don’t steal a base when you’re up by more than 5 runs.
Never make the first or third out at third.
Take a strike when your club is behind in a ballgame and it is late in the game.
The centerfielder is the chief of the outfield – left and right fielders yield to the centerfielder.
Don’t step on a baseline when entering or leaving the field.

And if I could institute my own rule:
Always do what the catcher says.