So how much backlash would there be if soon-to-retire, MLB president, Bud Selig punished the captain of the Yankees, all around good citizen, and Mariano Rivera best bud, Derek Jeter right now?
Yeah, that would get pretty ugly.
As we all vividly remember and posted video about here, there was a historic, Gerig-ian moment last night at Yankee Stadium. 3 of the core 4 stood together after Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte took the walk to the mound to "go get," the greatest relief pitcher of all-time. The two Yankees went and took out Mariano Rivera from his final home game of his 1st round ballot, Hall of Fame career.
The thing about the move though, is that it technically violates MLB rules. MLB rule 3.17 to be precise.
Major League Baseball Rule 3.17:
It's pretty clear according to 3.17 - “Disabled players are not allowed to enter the playing surface at any time or for any purpose during the game.” Disabled players means those players on the d...