Bob Walk: I Wouldn't Do Anything...I Want My Players To Play Like Rizzo Plays

The Pirates broadcaster says It's too late to retaliate

Joe Kapp
May 29, 2018 - 3:06 pm
First base umpire Mark Carlson (6) and home plate umpire Bill Welke (middle) listen to Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle (13) after Hurdle is ejected during the eighth inning

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The talk of the day has been Anthony Rizzo and his slide into Pirates catcher Elias Diaz and whether it was a dirty play or not and the Pirates lack of response. Pirates Broadcaster Bob Walk was a guest on the Cook and Poni Show on Tuesday and he discussed his thoughts on the play and what the Pirates response should be if any.

“When I played you saw that type of play all of the time,” Walk said. “That was 30 years ago…so fast forward to today the rules are different.”

Walk said under the current rules the Pirates should have had a case that the play was not legal and that they should have sent a message then…now is too late.

“I’ve always been a right now kind of guy so I’m not gonna change that,” Walk added. “You didn’t do anything when it happened so that’s it.”

Walk added that he likes the aggressive type of play from Rizzo and wishes that there was still more of it and has no problem with what happened on the play…so what does he think the Pirates should do now to respond if anything?

“I wouldn’t do anything,” Walk added. “I want my players to play like Rizzo plays.”

Walk also talked to the guys about the Pirates recent slide calling it a reason for concern but not time to hit the panic button.

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