Writing the Unwritten Rules

Colby Lewis says dumbest unwritten rules thing yet

Colby Rasmus bunted against the shift and got a base hit. THE HORROR.

David Ortiz, human asterisk for the unwritten rule

Why can David Ortiz get away with bat flips, slow trots, and showing the pitcher up? Let's investigate.

Manny Machado's flying bat and unwritten rules

There was a fracas between the Orioles and A's over the weekend. Let's look for unwritten rules and assign blame.

How big does a lead have to be to not steal bases?

There was a brouhaha in the Red Sox-Rays game over the weekend, and it had to do with a stolen base. Let's investigate.

Grading the unwritten rules: Troy Tulowitzki

He broke an unwritten rule that ticked off fans, not the other team.

Jed Lowrie and bunting with a big lead

Were the Astros right to be upset when Jed Lowrie bunted for a hit against the shift?

Why Gerrit Cole wasn't suspended

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Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado received suspensions for their role in the recent Pirates/Brewers brawl, but didn't Gerrit Cole start it?

Carlos Gomez breaks unwritten rules again

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For some reason, flipping a bat on a fly ball makes pitchers madder than when the bat is flipped on a homer.

Did the Red Sox bullpen call off Wil Myers?

Let's take a look and see if Red Sox relievers were responsible for a huge fielding blunder by Wil Myers in Game 1 of the NLDS.

Grading the unwritten rules: Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez is still watching his home run from Wednesday night. Let's take a look.

Grading the unwritten rules: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers celebrated in an unorthodox way on Thursday. Let's judge them.

Grading the unwritten rules: Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez watched his first major-league home run on Wednesday. The Braves thought he watched it a little too much. What say you?

Grading Bryce Harper's unwritten-rule breaking

Bryce Harper got hit for violating some unwritten rules on Tuesday night. On a scale of one to 10, how bad was the violation?

When keeping it unwritten goes wrong

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There was a fracas in the World Baseball Classic. Let's explore the reasons for the fracas.

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