Re: 4/24/12 - Reds vs Giants
Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
I agree with the thought process here. I also think throwing behind the batter is more useful in that sense than hitting him outright. It's the Reds way of saying, "I don't know for sure if you were trying to hit our $250 million man, but in case you were, we'll be happy to retaliate."
I also have no issue with Posey or Bochey taking umbrage to it. They're supposed to take umbrage to it. That's the point. They didn't make a capital case(like say a hypothetical team situated 320 miles west of GABP) They simply showed some displeasure and then returned to play.
I think that episode and the way the Reds handled it will go a long way in building team unity. For some reason that part hasn't seem to be there this season. Quite honestly the Reds in past years have let a lot of things like that go without doing anything. You have to sometimes just to let the other guy know you can't and won't be bullied.
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