Do you protect your hitters? What I mean is if the other team plunks one of your guys, do you retaliate? I do.
“If they knocked two of your guys down, I’d get four. You have to protect your hitters.” - Don Drysdale.
“‘Don’t dig in against Bob Gibson, he’ll knock you down. He’d knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Don’t stare at him, don’t smile at him, don’t talk to him. He doesn’t like it. If you happen to hit a home run, don’t run too slow, don’t run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, don’t charge the mound, because he’s a Gold Glove boxer.’ I was like, ‘What about my 19 game hitting streak?’ That was the night it ended.” Hank Aaron’s advice to Dusty Baker.