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Offline Duke of Earl

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Death to bunting? NL & DH (breakout from Kieboom)
« Topic Start: September 12, 2020, 09:24:53 AM »
Bunting is becoming a lost art  (sacrifice bunting, not bunting for a hit, nor squeeze) and will become extinct if the NL adopts the DH, unless they continue this runner on second rule.  Because I really think that the only appropriate time for a sac bunt is with a runner on second, nobody out, tie game in bottom of last or an extra inning.   So bunting in that situation last night (in two consecutive innings) seems appropriate to me (except for the fact that nobody knows how to sacrifice bunt anymore.  What bothers me so much is that one of those instances the batter bunted with two strikes.  That's a Cardinal Sin in my book. 

Offline Slateman

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #1: September 12, 2020, 09:25:09 AM »
Or just dont bunt

Offline Duke of Earl

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #2: September 12, 2020, 09:35:18 AM »
Or just dont bunt
Pitchers need to bunt (assuming we don't continue with the DH next season).  Other than that, yes, just don't bunt.

Offline Duke of Earl

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #3: September 12, 2020, 09:37:32 AM »
Pitchers need to bunt (assuming we don't continue with the DH next season).  Other than that, yes, just don't bunt.

... and I'm also assuming they won't continue with the runner on second beyond next season.  But even  that probably isn't sufficient reason to mandate that all batters learn to bunt (though it's a good strategy, for those who know how to.)

Offline DCFan

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #4: September 12, 2020, 10:06:59 AM »
Pitchers need to bunt (assuming we don't continue with the DH next season).  Other than that, yes, just don't bunt.

I think it's safe to say that the DH is with us for good.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #5: September 12, 2020, 01:04:33 PM »
I think it's safe to say that the DH is with us for good.

Never thought I'd say this: I don't mind it.

Offline DCFan

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #6: September 12, 2020, 01:09:00 PM »
Never thought I'd say this: I don't mind it.

Agreed.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #7: September 12, 2020, 03:28:03 PM »
Never thought I'd say this: I don't mind it.
That’s the way I feel also.  Don’t miss pitchers bunting and trying to hit.

Offline imref

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #8: September 12, 2020, 05:07:00 PM »
That’s the way I feel also.  Don’t miss pitchers bunting and trying to hit.

Same here. But it’s still not real baseball :)

Offline Duke of Earl

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Re: Re: Carter Kieboom 2020
« Reply #9: September 13, 2020, 10:22:30 AM »
Never thought I'd say this: I don't mind it.
I hate it.  Am not at all enjoying it.  On the other hand, never thought I'd say this:  I'm enjoying the runner at second. I do hope they don't adopt it though.