Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Picturing anarchy in Major League Baseball
By DJ Gallo
"I disagree with the assertion which you have recently made!"
That’s what Rays manager Joe Maddon says is an encroaching threat.
Maddon claims crew chief Gerry Davis told him during the Rays’ 3-1 win over Baltimore on Sunday that he would have changed a ground-rule double to a foul ball if video replay showed the ball was foul, even though replay is only to be used for home runs.
“That is baseball anarchy when you make stuff up on the field like that,” Maddon said.
Sounds ominous. No one wants anarchy, except maybe that kid in your high school algebra class who always listened to Rage Against the Machine and wore that Che Guevera T-shirt he got at the mall.
What would anarchy look like in Major League Baseball? Strap in for a descent into hell.