What is the dumbest rule in sports?

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    I was thinking of the idea for this thread when I was looking over my MLB team's minor leaguers and wondering whom we could lose in the upcoming Rule Five Draft. This is when teams get to actually draft players on other team's roster whom they did not protect a player on their 40 man roster. Afterwords, this individual will have to stay on their new team's 25 man roster for the entire season or they will be sent back to their original club-after going through waivers. Therefore teams who have a solid farm system and had too many players to protect will actually be punished and lose these players to their rivals. Conversely, teams who do no have a good system will be able to revamp their future by taken prospects from other teams. The players chosen are also losers in the deal. It is damaging in the fact because the players chosen will have a year of limited playing time and then the following season usually placed back into the minor leagues. If a pitcher was chosen, he would simply be used in only mop-up duty and have to continue with his progression the following season. I am concerned that this might happen to my team as we have so many prospects. There is no logic at all to rule whatsoever. Other stupid rules were the former two line pass in hockey and the also former illegal on-side kick in the NFL. If you recall the latter was when the kicking team would attempt an on-side kick and if it didnt go 10 yards then they simply got to kick again. But, dumbest one has to be the rule five draft.
     
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    Dumbest rule in sports is holding, as players hold each other on every down.
     
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    Allowing QBs to intentional ground the ball.
     
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    1)Spiking the ball to stop the clock in the NFL, why isn't it intentional grounding?

    2)In the NFL, when the offense fumbles the ball out of the oppositions endzone, the defensive team gets the ball. If the ball never changed possession why doesn't the offense retain the ball?

    3)OT in the NFL, both teams should get a chance, like the NCAA.

    4)The designated hitter in baseball, shouldn't the rules in a league be the same for everyone? Not to mention I think the DH rule is stupid anyway. Once the leagues merged they should've standardized this.

    5)The third strike dropped ball rule in baseball. The batter struck out and shouldn't get new life because the catcher drops the ball.
     
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    Instigator rule in hockey....by far, the dumbest rule in all of sports....
     
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    Bracket racing in drag racing. Should be no dial-ins.
     
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    I don't know about that.. For example, offensive linemen don't "hold", per se, they block. The point is that the DL is supposed to get around the blocking action of the OL, and the hold that is illegal blatantly nullifies the ability to do so. If some guy is merely bumping and banging into you, there's any number of ways to tactfully get around that.

    But If all you had to do was just grab onto the guy and hold him in place, the DL would hardly ever reach the QB.

    Where I do see a discrepancy, is where the DL is allowed to knock the OL down, but not vice versa. Reggie White would use that club maneuver all the time that knocked a lot of OL on their asses. But the OL can not bring the DL down. That's where I see an unfair advantage.
     
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    The balk
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    If a pitcher can fake out a runner, let the runner pay for his stupidity
     
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    The Tuck Rule in the NFL.
     

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