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These are professional players. They should not be throwing their gloves and helmets around. Kids are watching. This is the national pastime. Do you want to see kids throwing gloves and helmets around in little league.

Accountability. I am glad the umpires are doing this. No excuse for these things to happen. Be a role model.

Oh come on. Emotion is part of the game. The umpires are just as bad. Their job is to call and manage the game. Not to decide the them.

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It's not like the MLB is the only one doing this. The NFL and NBA take accountability and athletes being role models to kids seriously. Sportsmanship is strongly encouraged as is professionalism.

If someone paid me 1 million a year (very low compared to a lot of these players salaries), I'd endure a million bad calls and still be a role model. These guys have the "dream" job.

You can show emotion without acting like a kid throwing things around. Showing emotion and arguing with the umpire will not get you ejected unless you take it too far. Throwing things will get you ejected. Simple enough.

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It's not like the MLB is the only one doing this. The NFL and NBA take accountability and athletes being role models to kids seriously. Sportsmanship is strongly encouraged as is professionalism.

If someone paid me 1 million a year (very low compared to a lot of these players salaries), I'd endure a million bad calls and still be a role model. These guys have the "dream" job.

You can show emotion without acting like a kid throwing things around. Showing emotion and arguing with the umpire will not get you ejected unless you take it too far. Throwing things will get you ejected. Simple enough.

Except the accountability is in the form of fines. It's already there, in place, and to have the umps start taking more of a hand out of the blue is going to raise the ire of the players who know that these outbursts of theirs, while unfortunate, will get them fined, NOT tossed.

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It's not like the MLB is the only one doing this. The NFL and NBA take accountability and athletes being role models to kids seriously. Sportsmanship is strongly encouraged as is professionalism.

If someone paid me 1 million a year (very low compared to a lot of these players salaries), I'd endure a million bad calls and still be a role model. These guys have the "dream" job.

You can show emotion without acting like a kid throwing things around. Showing emotion and arguing with the umpire will not get you ejected unless you take it too far. Throwing things will get you ejected. Simple enough.

If an Official made a terrible call that may affect you, and your teams playoff chances your reaction may be different. BTW athelete's aren't role models. See Bonds, Barry....Cabrera, Melky,...etc etc. Parents, and other respectable people in a persons life are.

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These are professional players. They should not be throwing their gloves and helmets around. Kids are watching. This is the national pastime. Do you want to see kids throwing gloves and helmets around in little league.

Accountability. I am glad the umpires are doing this. No excuse for these things to happen. Be a role model.

Really? This country is becoming a big bunch of pansies if we're worried about our kids seeing a guy throw his glove down and cussing someone out. Baseball players (athletes) should not be role models, parents should. With that being said, I turned out okay and I still throw things sometimes when I strike out. I don't see why we would want to teach kids that they shouldn't get angry, and it's not good to show these emotions. Probably better to teach them how to deal with emotions. I personally teach my children to be competitive, and that it's good to be upset when you don't win. In my opinion it's better than keeping all of your emotion bottled up and then blowing up at some point. JMO

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Really? This country is becoming a big bunch of pansies if we're worried about our kids seeing a guy throw his glove down and cussing someone out. Baseball players (athletes) should not be role models, parents should. With that being said, I turned out okay and I still throw things sometimes when I strike out. I don't see why we would want to teach kids that they shouldn't get angry, and it's not good to show these emotions. Probably better to teach them how to deal with emotions. I personally teach my children to be competitive, and that it's good to be upset when you don't win. In my opinion it's better than keeping all of your emotion bottled up and then blowing up at some point. JMO

Not really wanting to get into a role model argument, but there was no need for Reynolds to throw down his glove like an audition for Adult Bad News Bears.

There are other ways to contest the umpires call that could have advocated for an out at 1B than to act like a 5 year old.

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Not really wanting to get into a role model argument, but there was no need for Reynolds to throw down his glove like an audition for Adult Bad News Bears.

There are other ways to contest the umpires call that could have advocated for an out at 1B than to act like a 5 year old.

Agree to disagree.

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Not really wanting to get into a role model argument, but there was no need for Reynolds to throw down his glove like an audition for Adult Bad News Bears.

There are other ways to contest the umpires call that could have advocated for an out at 1B than to act like a 5 year old.

Well I guess we had better remove that ststue of Earl. I seem to recall he tossed his cap a few times, kicked dirt on the plate and in general deported himself in a manor unbefitting a role model. People who allow their kids to regard celebrities as role models are just teaching them to confuse illusion with reality.
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I actually liked how Mark Reynolds acted. Show some emotion, act like you care. My favorite college basketball coach was always Gary Williams. All that yelling, cursing, globs of sweat pouting down his face. It made it seem like it mattered to him.

I like that Reynolds sees this as more than just a job. In the grand scheme of things it really isn't. But for 3 hours 162 times a year (or more), I'd like to pretend it is.

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Well I guess we had better remove that ststue of Earl. I seem to recall he tossed his cap a few times ,kicked dirt on the plate and in general deported himdelf in a manor un befitting a role model. People who allow their kids to regard celebrities as role models are just teaching them to confuse illusion with reality.

It's also ironic considering his handle "hoosiers", and the behavior of a certain coach for a Hoosier basketball team not so long ago.

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