Razzing the rival team has been banned for youth baseball players in the Cincinnati area, reports the Enquirer.
In a few weeks, 23,000 kids in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Knothole baseball by filling the springtime air with the nostalgic sounds of the game we all grew up with:
Hey, battuh-battuh. Please swing if it makes you feel good about yourself!
The Knothole Club of Greater Cincinnati has decided to eliminate “chatter.” Unless the chatter is “positive” and directed at your own team. You can’t say “We want a pitcher, not an underwear stitcher!” unless, maybe, you grew up in a culture that idolizes underwear stitchers.
Taunting leads to fights, baseball officials say.