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Re: Intentionally Hitting Middle
I am the original poster. It is never too late. Players that are deemed to have intentionally hit middle should be banned from playing. This should serve as a deterrent. If you don’t like that, how about requiring batters that intentionally hit middle to pitch? I obviously say that sarcastically, but I hope you can see how impassioned I am about this subject. In the 60’s, 70’s & eighty’s when I umpired the major level, I did not see batters intentionally hit middle. While they aggressively competed, they respected the other players. In addition, they didn’t want their pitchers to get lit up. It clearly is a different game now because of the equipment but intentionally hitting middle has never been and is NEVER part of the game.