Tim Anderson says he's trying to draw fans to baseball by having fun and isn't worried about how other teams react to him.
"I like to go out and play with a lot of passion because that's fun, and I think that draws attention to the fans and the kids," Anderson said. "You know the kids love it. I'm on deck now, I get from the fans, 'Hey, do the bat flip.' So it's cool stuff, and it's all fun stuff. It's nothing to disrespect anybody. But I think it's a part of the game or it should be."
The Chicago White Sox shortstop had a melee-inciting bat flip three weeks ago against the Kansas City Royals.
Anderson, 25, said if he broke some unwritten rule, he was unaware of it.
"I don't really know the rules," he said. "There's not any for me. I can't call them dumb because I don't have any. ... Nobody really came to me and said these are the rules, so I really don't know what they are."