Marcus Stroman not expected to be disciplined for throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head

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This morning we pointed out Marcus Stroman throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head for no good reason at all. It seemed pretty egregious. Apparently Major League Baseball didn’t agree:

To sum up this week so far: grab your crotch: seven games. Risk seriously injuring an opposing player by whipping a ball at his head at 90 miles per hour: we’re all good.

For crying out loud, the guy who unintentionally hit Giancarlo Stanton the other day was fined for some of his subsequent actions, none of which amounted to throwing a ball at a guy’s head like this.

This is really, really weak MLB. Between this and the zero discipline for Randall Delgado and Kirk Gibson for throwing at Andrew McCutchen last month, you’re basically telling pitchers that it’s cool to declare open season on whoever momentarily irks them, no matter how unreasonable the irking happens to be.

Throwing at a guy’s head on purpose should result in an automatic suspension. Full stop. But, apparently, Major League Baseball feels differently.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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