Standing over the plate and getting brushed back are both just parts of the game, awesome parts of the game. Its baseball, and not the real world so that's why both such things are aceppted. How boring would it be if both sides were friends, after Votto hit a bomb and Capenter said "nice shot, you got me good that time buddy." Hell no, thats terrible and just not sports. Besides the fact that these guys play a kids game for millions, most of them anyhow. I for one love the brush back and the bean balls, its baseball. A very small part of what makes it so great, but it is a part. This is baseball, not the real world, and thats why its not assault....a part of making it the great game it is.