Baseball's fun police are ruining the playoffs

The sport's hoary code of conduct is a wet blanket on an otherwise scintillating October

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The Los Angeles Dodgers love to celebrate. They cheer when they hit doubles, swat not-quite-home runs, and, probably, even when they tie their shoes.

Yet in baseball, pearl-clutching stalwarts of the Old School view that exuberance as disrespect. The Cardinals' Adam Wainwright dismissed it as "Mickey Mouse stuff."

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