Hyperbolic as the title of this thread may be, there is an interesting discussion happening downstream at the site regarding the plunkings of the Yankees last night and how best the Yankees might respond. We thought it worthy to split this out, as this is an ages-old baseball debate – what to do when your guy gets hit. Do responses change depending on the circumstances (intentional, not intentional, after a homer, after yelling “ha!” on an infield fly, etc.)? What is the “code”?
In light of a much more violent situation with the Canucks and Bruins, in which a player’s career was threatened by an illegal hit, and amidst some ugly calls for retributional blood in that sport, what is the “right” response, and how should it play out between two arch-rivals?