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Rangers Pitcher Tries To Make Up Unwritten Rule But Nobody Seems To Be Buying It

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TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 19: Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers cannot throw out the baserunner as he fields a bunt single in the fifth inning during MLB game action as Colby Rasmus #28 of the Toronto Blue Jays singles on the play on July 19, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) | Tom Szczerbowski via Getty Images

Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis tried to make up his own unwritten rule of baseball on Saturday night after a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. But nobody seemed to be buying it.

Only leading 2-0 with two outs in the fifth inning, Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus beat Texas' defensive shift with a bunt single down the third base line. That's just a smart play by Rasmus, right? Not to Lewis. After failing to throw him out at first, the nine-year veteran shouted something at Rasmus.

"I told [Rasmus] I didn't appreciate it. You're up by two runs with two outs and you lay down a bunt. I don't think that's the way the game should be played," Lewis explained, via Not only did Lewis feel like Rasmus showed bad baseball etiquette, he thought it was a selfish play as well. "I felt like you have a situation where there is two outs, you're up two runs, you have gotten a hit earlier in the game off me, we are playing the shift, and he laid down a bunt basically simply for average. [Rasmus] didn't steal within the first two pitches to put himself in scoring position. That tells me he is solely looking out for himself, and looking out for batting average. And I didn't appreciate it."

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Rasmus seemed confused by Lewis' frustration, saying he "didn't do anything out of the unwritten rules of baseball" and he "felt like that's what I should do to help my team."

Rasmus wasn't the only one who didn't understand what Lewis was complaining about.

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