In lieu of actual baseball, I’ll be posting snippets that were cut from The Baseball Codes as a way of amusing myself and, hopefully, you. Today’s theme: showboating and celebrations These old stories help show just how far baseball has come.
Curt Schilling in the Boston Herald in 2006, talking about how he approaches showboating hitters in light of the fact that his Red Sox team, featuring guys like David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, was itself known for similar acts:
“People should not just assume that if guys on your team do it, then you shouldn’t care if guys on other teams do it. What the guys on my team do at the plate has no relevance to when I’m on the mound. I don’t show hitters up, and I don’t expect hitters to ever show me up. How I feel about a hitter and what he does at the plate against me is the only thing I factor into the equation. If it bothers you, you have a forum to take care of the problem.”