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Old 07-16-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Originally Posted by neil0311 View Post
Sure. Here you go from the MLB rulebook:

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[i]1.11
(a) (1) All players on a team shall wear uniforms identical in color, trim and style,
and all players uniforms shall include minimal six-inch numbers on their
backs.
(2) Any part of an undershirt exposed to view shall be of a uniform solid color for
all players on a team. Any player other than the pitcher may have numbers,
letters, insignia attached to the sleeve of the undershirt.
(3) No player whose uniform does not conform to that of his teammates shall be
permitted to participate in a game.
Rodney's hat is identical in color, trim and style to those of his teammates and does not appear to be in violation of MLB rule 1.11

As Bucfan pointed out, players who wear different type of pants/socks are more in violation of MLB rule 1.11, but I don't see you creating threads calling them thugs.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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He's actually a really good person and not a thug (or whatever racist term ghetto is supposed to mean).
Has nothing to do with his personality, and now you want to make it about race. I said "act like a thug" not that he is a thug, and I guess all thugs are black?

Here's a fat, white guy looking like a thug. Does that suit you better?


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Old 07-16-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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As Bucfan pointed out, players who wear different type of pants/socks are more in violation of MLB rule 1.11, but I don't see you creating threads calling them thugs.
And I have wondered why there isn't more uniformity with regard to socks. My point, which apparently is lost on this crowd, is that wearing your hat sideways looks ridiculous, serves no legitimate purpose, and doesn't look professional.

In the real world at large, the people who wear their hats in that manner are typically those who are or who act like thugs and those who we would not want to emulate, and it does not contribute to the image that MLB is trying to project. I guess I'm just an old guy who doesn't take much to stupid crap like wearing your hat backwards or sideways for no good reason.

I still have not gotten a response to my earlier question....if he wore his hat backwards, would that be OK? At what angle does the hat become inappropriate?


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Old 07-16-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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And I have wondered why there isn't more uniformity with regard to socks. My point, which apparently is lost on this crowd, is that wearing your hat sideways looks ridiculous, serves no legitimate purpose, and doesn't look professional.

In the real world at large, the people who wear their hats in that manner are typically those who are or who act like thugs and those who we would not want to emulate, and it does not contribute to the image that MLB is trying to project. I guess I'm just an old guy who doesn't take much to stupid crap like wearing your hat backwards or sideways for no good reason.
Don't know if I'm old or young, but I'm a guy who doesn't care how another grown man wears his hat.

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I still have not gotten a response to my earlier question....if he wore his hat backwards, would that be OK? At what angle does the hat become inappropriate?
81.7 degrees.
You raise a fair point though. While I don't think I'd care about a pro player wearing his hat backwards, catchers used to do it afterall, I can't imagine the league would stand for it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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As long as we are on the topic of the superficial but annoying....

The A's have a lefthanded rookie pitcher named Sean Dolittle. So far he has been pretty good, 26 k's and 4 walks in 16 innings, 2.20 ERA.

For reasons yet to be explained by the A's announcers, when Doolittle leans in to take the sign from the catcher, he mounts his glove hand (right) on his right shoulder so that it is tucked in under his chin. It looks like some sort of military drill. I of course have no objections if this stance helps him get ready to pitch or enhances his concentration when taking the sign, it is just that I have never seen anyone do this before. It looks a bit dorky.





Looks even dumber from this angle....
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Players are superstitious. They can also be mechanical. As for Rodney's hat, it could be a reason for wearing slightly tilted. When he was brought up through the minors, maybe he needed to tilt it to shade his eyes from the sun, and with success, he didn't want to change the way he wears his hat. The reason for the bill of the cap is to block the sun. There's nothing wrong w/ a little tilt unless you're an absolute conformist who thinks anyone that doesn't conform is a thug.

I don't see anything wrong w/ Doolittle's pose before pitching. He's probably got a few reasons - mechanical - that he does it. Since he's a major league pitcher, he's doing something right. Would be stupid to change his routine to satisfy a spectator in the stands who probably couldn't get the ball over homeplate if given the opportunity.

Baseball needs these kinds of players, imo. 162 games of boredom otherwise.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I don't see anything wrong w/ Doolittle's pose before pitching. He's probably got a few reasons - mechanical - that he does it.
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That would be my guess, something along the lines of Joe Morgan's elbow flap. Doolittle's "Thinker" pose is probably some device to remind him to do or not do some particular motion associated with his delivery. Maybe he was having trouble with balks, perhaps he was rushing his delivery.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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I think it is obvious that Rodney should be banned from baseball for wearing his hat at an angle, it is also obvious that he has probably committed several crimes based on the hat alone.

Those players with socks that don't match, they should also be banned from baseball. This is baseball, not some flamoyant fashion parade like ice hockey.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The A's have a lefthanded rookie pitcher named Sean Dolittle.
I didn't know anything about Sean Doolittle.

I now know that he pitches funny and he was a first baseman/outfielder up until 2010 when injuries forced him into become a reliever.

The results so far have been outstanding
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Don't know if I'm old or young, but I'm a guy who doesn't care how another grown man wears his hat.
He's on a professional team and there is a dress code off the field. The team cares about what you wear on the plane or bus heading to the ballpark, but you can wear your hat on the field any way you want? It's not about caring "how another grown man wears his hat" so stop trying to deflect the question. How about answering my question....

At what point/angle does wearing the hat become inappropriate for play in MLB?
If he wore it backwards or as a rally cap, would that be OK?

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