Think you might sign a professional contract one day? It’s best you get these 8 things right so you don’t look so rookie-ish.
- - You no longer refer to anyone as “Coach”. Your “coaches” go by their first name, last name, nickname, or skip.
- - No more sprinting to or from the dugout to the batters box. (A sprint to the mound is acceptable but you better have some nasty stuff)
- - The cheering from the dugout stays at a minimum. You’ll never hear the rally cry “everybody get up!!” unless there’s something scary under the bench.
- - No more “bringing it in” and “breaking it out” on three. There’s nothing on three.
- - Your clever smack talking from the dugout will stop. The other team will actually hit your players.
- - Your highschool and college stats don’t matter anymore, keep em to yourself.
- - Respect the veteran players (even if they’ve only played one more season than you).
- - Collared shirt, close toed shoes – Everywhere.
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Bonus* – Let the grounds crew do their job. They’re particular about the field and their stuff. Plus they do an awesome job, especially in Harrisburg.
How is baseball slightly different in some Asian countries?
- - 15 minute break after the 5th inning.
- - Baseballs are not rubbed up, they are straight out of the box.
- – Pitching rubber in front of the pitching rubber (two pitching rubbers)
- - No chewing tobacco or sunflower seeds. Cigarettes yes.
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