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The wrongheaded persecution of Fernando Tatis, Jr.

Unwritten rules stink.

Most baseball fans are well aware of this fact, and the sport is full of them.

You’re not supposed to steal bases when your team has a big lead. You don’t use your closer in a tie game on the road. You don’t stand at the plate and admire a long home run. You don’t flip your bat in the air after said dinger, you don’t talk publicly about a no-hitter in progress, and you don’t bunt in order to try and break up a no-no.

Last night, San Diego Padres superstar-in-the-making Fernando Tatis, Jr.