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10/02/2014 09:23 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2014

Meet The Self-Appointed Police Of Baseball's Unwritten Rules

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With more than 150 years of history, baseball has accrued countless rules, both written and unwritten. While the umpires -- and video replay officials -- are tasked with enforcing the sport's official rules, there are always self-appointed players and managers who take it upon themselves to police those unwritten rules.

Whether it is showing up a pitcher or plunking a batter at the wrong time, Major League Baseball's unwritten rules police are loath to let any minor trespass or overly aggressive bat flip go unnoticed. In recent MLB seasons, few players have run afoul of the unwritten law more than Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and few teams have taken it upon themselves to right any perceived wrongs like the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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