There are plenty of things I don’t understand.
Some are things that I will never understand (such as nuclear physics). Others are things I will never want to understand (such as why Sex and the City was so popular).
And then there are things that really confuse me.
Like why do batters charge the mound in baseball when they don’t want to fight?
Rarely do you see a batter and a pitcher square off and actually fight. More often than not, the fight happens after a hitter is beaned. The hitter charges out, bullpens clear, and nothing really happens.
Look at this recent example. Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox is hit by a pitch, charges the mound to fight Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers, and then proceeds to throw his helmet!
The benches clear, and nothing really happens.
Check out the video for proof.
That’s horrible. Why even charge the mound in the first place? He throws his helmet, for pete’s sake!
The only sport worse is basketball. There, one guy throws a punch, and then the benches clear, but everyone is back pedalling because no one actually wants to fight, but they all want to seem tough.
If you’re going to fight, or have a bench-clearing brawl, do it like the NHL.