The Corner

Old School Reponse to Touching

E-mail:

“Rich,

Call me old fashioned, but I can think of only two circumstances in which this kind of `guy-on-guy action’ would be appropriate:

1) a congratulatory pat from the 1st base coach to a player who has just singled; and,

2) when it is necessary to bestow the “kiss of death” on some guy who has been designated for `whacking.’”

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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