This is what most sports have become, sadly. I stopped playing for this reason, unless it's something no contact like volleyball. Even volleyball has become dangerous because people spike the ball every play. How do they expect me to win if I need to take cover? I watched an episode of the world series and saw they've developed a technique called "checking". It's really just a nicer way of saying that they beat each other with hockey sticks. WTF are you talking about? I'm hoping all of this is tongue in cheek.