Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Huh? Have you ever played golf? Golf has more rules that no one knows about until they are called on national TV.
Baseball has a lot of that too. The balk rules, for example. Interference (in the basepaths, from the batter, from the catcher and from the fans). A player catching the ball with his hat. A ball hitting the umpire. A ball hitting a baserunner. Double switches and other substitution rules (a batter being in the game once announced, the starting pitcher on the lineup card being required to actually pitch to a batter before being replaced, etc.). Differences between the infield and outfield in determining whether a ball is fair or foul. "Unwritten rules" enforced not by the umpires but by a fastball to the ribs.
So, yes, baseball's got a lot of rules that those only somewhat familiar with the game are very puzzled by.