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Balmer Bomber

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Jerry Crasnick interviewed three Hall of Fame pitchers (Jim Palmer, Bert Blyleven, and Goose Gossage) and asked them how they would or have reacted in the past when it comes to someone on the other team breaking an "unwritten rule."


And before I start getting neg rep about it, I know Blyleven isn't in the HoF, but he should be.

Some quotes from each guy:


Hitters never showed me up, as hard as I threw. And I was pretty mean out on the mound. Guys hauled ass around the bases when they hit a home run off of me.


I don't think too many players peek back at the catcher. If they're caught, it's up to that pitcher or catcher to say something. 'If you do it again, there's going to be repercussions.'


What goes around, comes around. That's the thing. If guys show you up, sooner or later something is going to happen. It's bad karma. Just play the game respectfully.

Palmer comes across as the softer of three. I was kind of shocked about it.

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