Quote:"What about intentional fouls in basketball? Â Or taking a knee in football? Â Intentional walks are part of the game " Exactly. Â You just made my argument that the "game" is inherently flawed. Â They don't have to eliminate the IBB entirely. Â Maybe they should allow a team to only use it once for any single batter. Â And it certainly is NOT the same as the intentional foul. Â Basketball addressed this problem by making the penalty for fouling off the ball in the last two minutes really harsh. Â Besides, at least the player who's fouled gets a chance to do what he's paid to do -- score. Â And, in football, intentionally downing the ball is rarely used. Â And not nearly as often nor in such a cowardly way as these pansy pitchers are doing with Bonds. Â They walk him with no one on and two outs. And in other non-strategic situations. Â Simply because they're afraid to challenge him. Â It's boring. Â And, every fan who has to pay to see it should ask for a refund.
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5/5/05 at 12:51pm