There’s a darn good reason why nobody has ever bothered to write down all of baseball’s unwritten rules. It would take too long.
The majority of baseball’s unwritten rules are of the silly variety. The earth won’t split apart if somebody in the dugout talks about a no-hitter in progress, and meteors will not rain down from the sky if somebody steals a base with a 10-run lead.
But then there are the important ones. As far as unwritten sportsmanship rules go, it’s very important for teammates not to show each other up and for players not to resort to bush league tactics to gain an edge. It’s just as important for pitchers to retaliate when one of their guys gets hit…so long as they don’t aim for the head.
Myself and B/R Pop Culture Lead Writer Gabe Zaldivar got together to discuss which of baseball’s unwritten rules are the most important. As they usually are, our ramblings were caught on video.
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