Oakland Minor League Coach Banned After Ordering Intentional Balks

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Oakland Minor League Coach Banned After Ordering Intentional Balks

Hopefully, the Oakland Athletics give minor league coach Todd Steverson points for original thinking. The president of the Class A California League, on the other hand, gave Steverson a yearlong ban from the dugout after he ordered three intentional balks during a recent extra-inning game in order to speed up the outcome. That's right: Steverson told his own pitchers to balk on purpose.

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