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    Baseball gLove
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    Part of practice for my 13 who starts high school next summer includes learning how to wear a pitch.

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  • Baseball gLove
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    Originally posted by skipper5 View Post
    omg,
    Interesting topic.
    But in my experience (not MLB) bunt and slash is extremely rare. Like an ivory-billed woodpecker.
    Intentionally drilled batters are also rare, in my corner of the world.
    Internet baseball resembles Ty Cobb baseball.
    Policing begins in high school. My son was allowed to be policeman on 3 batters before the umpire issued a second warning (there is always a warning in Pre-game). He picked off the first 2 to add insult to injury. By the way head hunting is never cool.

    Peaking at catcher's signs will also earn a fastball in the back.

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  • mudvnine
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    Originally posted by omg View Post
    Why is that? What problem would an opposing pitcher have with a bunt and slash? I've seen it several times in the bigs this year, usually with a pitcher batting.
    Do you have you hitters do it in practice, so you're infielders can practice defending against it?

    If your answer is "yes", that's scary.

    If your answer is "of course not", you have your answer to your question above as to why you don't pull it in HS baseball.

    No need to put amateur players in what could possibly even be grave danger for a simple run or two. Rewards don't even remotely outweigh the risks.

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  • skipper5
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    omg,
    Interesting topic.
    But in my experience (not MLB) bunt and slash is extremely rare. Like an ivory-billed woodpecker.
    Intentionally drilled batters are also rare, in my corner of the world.
    Internet baseball resembles Ty Cobb baseball.
    skipper5
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    Last edited by skipper5; 10-23-2012, 09:27 PM.

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  • tg643
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  • tg643
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    Originally posted by omg View Post
    Why is that? What problem would an opposing pitcher have with a bunt and slash? I've seen it several times in the bigs this year, usually with a pitcher batting.
    MLB is a different skill set. But if an infielder got injured on the play you know the best hitter would get one in the ribs his next at bat.

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  • omg
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  • omg
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    Originally posted by tg643 View Post
    The best time to call for the bunt and slash is anytime you want your best hitter drilled in his next at bat.
    Why is that? What problem would an opposing pitcher have with a bunt and slash? I've seen it several times in the bigs this year, usually with a pitcher batting.

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  • d-mac
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    Originally posted by tg643 View Post
    The best time to call for the bunt and slash is anytime you want your best hitter drilled in his next at bat.
    Stole my answer. Also, if the pitcher sees him pull back in time, the slasher is going to get drilled most of the time. The pitcher has to protect his corner guys.

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  • tg643
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    Originally posted by omg View Post
    So when is a good time to call this play? What is the criteria a coach looks for as opposed to letting the batter hit, some sort of bunt, or the hit and run?
    The best time to call for the bunt and slash is anytime you want your best hitter drilled in his next at bat.

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  • omg
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  • omg
    started a topic The bunt and slash

    The bunt and slash

    So when is a good time to call this play? What is the criteria a coach looks for as opposed to letting the batter hit, some sort of bunt, or the hit and run?

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