Baseball Question: When do you tip your cap/hat to another player?
I just saw one highlight on Sportscenter (#10 on today's Top 10) of a great catch made by a TAMU outfielder to rob a Baylor player of a Home Run. The hitter then tipped his cap to acknowledge a great play and the outfielder responded in kind.
That reminded me of one scene from Mr. Baseball (starring Tom Selleck) where Selleck's character gets hit by a pitch. He waits for a cap tip by the pitcher, but the pitcher doesn't do it. Selleck then tips his cap to him and then the pitcher mockingly tips his cap. All hell breaks loose and both teams charge out to the field for a brawl. I assume a pitcher tipping their cap after beaning someone means that it was an accident, so the lack of an authentic tip was a sign it was done on purpose.
I tried googling this stuff, but I only came up with players tipping/waving their caps to fans rather than any kind of player-to-player cap-tip etiquette.
Do you know when players are supposed to tip their caps? When have you seen them tip their caps?