Overall I agree But …
As a runner or batter-runner there are aggressive slides into the basemen or catcher. Which, yes, has been limited by rule for a few years now when it became too popular as a retaliation play.
Put me down for writing down the unwritten rules. Then debate them, officially adopt the ones that make sense, and pitch the rest onto the ash heap of history.
As to your last post about embarrassing the pitcher …
This faulty mindset flows from the idea that a “good” pitch will always defeat a “good” batter. So therefore any hit represents a per se mistake / poor performance by the pitcher. Nonsense.
By that logic, every time the batter swings and misses, his next move should be to fling his bat at the pitcher, followed by charging the mound. Since after all, he was just made a fool of; waving his bat wildly at nuthin’ but air! What a loooozer!!
The nature of baseball is that for most of the playing time, one person has the total focus of the audience & TV cameras. It’s the pitcher from receiving the ball to release. Then it’s the batter until he connects or doesn’t. etc. Like being a stand-up comic; it’s lonely being the one guy on stage that everybody is looking at. But it’s an error to think the pitcher is the only role being the sole focus.
For sure, as individuals, a pitcher is the focus for more of a game than is e.g. a 2nd baseman. No kidding Sherlock. Kinda like quarterbacks or goalies. If you want the prima donna position, it comes with lots more opportunity to both be heroic and to be a goat. Wanting one while demanding to be shielded from the other is a pretty wimpy desire worthy of nothing but scorn.