Over the weekend, White Sox closer Bobby Jenks threw a pitch behind Ian Kinsler, then made the mistake of admitting it after the game. "Basically I was saying," Jenks was saying, "'I'm sick of seeing our guys get hit and hurt and almost get taken out of the game.' I threw it with intention."
Whoops! ESPN reports MLB is now investigating Jenks. Okay, that's not really surprising at all, but "sources" told "ESPNChicago.com" this and ESPN wanted to advertise its new website. Just like I thought I should do one news-related post today!
Clearly, Bobby Jenks doesn't get it. Although everyone knows pitchers throw at batters, you never admit it. Kind of like how everyone knows performance-enhancing drugs are prevalent in baseball (and all sports, and life) and drug tests are incredibly easy to fool yet Tim Salmon remains baffled how Manny Ramirez tested negative 15 times. Oh, and there was that unwritten rule that lasted most of the 20th century.
All of this, of course, is what makes baseball America's national pastime.