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Putting It in Writing
Rick Reilly
January 16, 1995
A guide to the unwritten rules of sport that most of us have learned the hard way
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January 16, 1995

Putting It In Writing

A guide to the unwritten rules of sport that most of us have learned the hard way

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If a line judge makes a bad call in your favor, purposely double-fault the next point.

A manager never drinks at the same bar as his players.

Never knock in the tying run in the ninth inning of an exhibition game. Far better to lose than go extra innings in spring training.

No NBA player attempting a layup in the fourth quarter of a tight game should go unfouled.

In a losing clubhouse you must act as if there has been a death in the family.

Hand the manager the ball when he comes to the mound to take you out.

Never shoot the puck into the net after a whistle blows.

Do not talk to or sit near a pitcher with a no-hitter going.

And never bunt to break one up.

A first base coach never stands in the first base coaching box.

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