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Schmuck: Older baseball players with selective memory must cope with the times

Schmuck: Older baseball players with selective memory must cope with the times

Before the end of this latest skirmish between baseball's "old school" and a new generation of players who just want to have fun, let's get something straight.

There really isn't an "old school" and a "new school," just old players who view the past with rose-colored glasses and young players who are living in a social media world that magnifies everything they do.

Sure, Jose Bautista's infamous bat flip in Game 5 of last year's American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers rankled a lot of players, both past and present. But the notion that his histrionics are some kind of new-age example of all that's wrong with today's game is...

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