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Baseball’s unwritten rules need some updating

Since its baseball’s inception, there have been “unwritten rules” — different things players do that are often frowned upon by umpires, fans and opposing players, but not strictly forbidden.

The most prominent of issues is pimping a home run, when a player celebrates a homer he has hit.

Bat flipping is the most common way to celebrate the success, but pimping could be as simple as a player taking a five-second stare at the ball as it’s launched over the wall before running around the bases.

Earlier this month, Derek Dietrich of the Cincinnati Reds hit a two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates.