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10-18-2010, 12:46 PM
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Thanks, Jester. Like I alluded to my my answer to infidelappel, there's a huge grey area around where we all mark our limits where the goal of winning pushes the boundaries. I'm not advocating school teams where everyone who tries out gets on the team, and the coach plays his/her players based on whom he/she thinks will give the team the best chance to win.

And I was thinking the very same thing about my statement regarding individual sports even while typing, but I included it all the same because it supports that there is value in second place among pro athletes.

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And a golfer that calls a penalty on himself... is following the rules of the sport.
That's my point, and beyond that there are numerous instances where the player (probably) wouldn't have been cited for an infraction had he not called it on himself. Thus, win at all costs is not universally embraced.

One thing I do have to ask:
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I distinctly remember hitting the level in baseball where the gloves were off.
Didn't it hurt to catch the ball?

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