Should the Pirates take a hitter due to their 2011 offensive struggles?
A few weeks ago, James Tate, a high school senior from Shelton, Connecticut, was banned from attending his senior prom. Tate was banned for trespassing on school property prior to the event. Why was he trespassing? Tate snuck on to school property at 1 AM to tape a cardboard sign up, asking his potential date to the dance. His date accepted, but unfortunately for Tate, he was unable to attend the dance, as he was suspended for trespassing, and due a strange rule by the school, was banned from the event. The rule was that any student suspended after April 1st would also be banned from prom.
Clearly Tate should have hung the sign on March 30th, since the violation becomes much more serious the closer you get to the actual event. Instead, Tate was punished because his school was short sighted, elevating any behavior that was closer to the big event. It's much of the same thing we see when the MLB draft co...
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