These our great natural rights we keep to ourselves; we will not have them tampered with; respecting them we give to you no commission whatsoever.
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Just as the common law derives from ancient precedents - judges' decisions - rather than statutes, baseball's codes are the game's distilled mores. Their unchanged purpose is to show respect for opponents and the game. In baseball, as in the remainder of life, the most important rules are unwritten. But not unenforced.