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    How can a professional baseball player not get a bunt down??

    It's the easiest thing in the world. You hold the bat at 2 pm and aim.

    It's not that hard.

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    Which game

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post
    Which game
    Cubs.

    I had to watch Lester put the bat head facing down and pop up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehorseshoe View Post
    It's the easiest thing in the world. You hold the bat at 2 pm and aim.

    It's not that hard.
    You ever tried to bunt against a major leaguer throwing 95mph? They get it done a lot, but it's not that easy.
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    Mate you done a lot for the forum over the years but this thread is not really breaking news is it

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    It's a part of the game that is not taught anymore

    Small ball a thing of the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehorseshoe View Post
    Cubs.

    I had to watch Lester put the bat head facing down and pop up.
    Lester is one of the better bunting pitchers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    You ever tried to bunt against a major leaguer throwing 95mph? They get it done a lot, but it's not that easy.
    Not 95, but yes. Roy Smith.

    Pitched for the Twins.

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    I agree... all MLB players should know how to lay a bunt down. You shouldn't be in the majors if you can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoneyShot View Post
    I agree... all MLB players should know how to lay a bunt down. You shouldn't be in the majors if you can't.
    The saber numbers tell them it doesn't score as many runs as swinging away

    Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeFinder View Post
    The saber numbers tell them it doesn't score as many runs as swinging away
    Just saying
    This is a fact. Love the clowns that think they know more than lifelong baseball men.

    And yes, getting one down coming up & in at 96 is not as easy as one might think.

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    i once went 7 for 7 bunting the ball in a little league game and they were playing in lmfao, with a broken hand true story. put the bat in front of the fuccing plate
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie1988 View Post
    This is a fact. Love the clowns that think they know more than lifelong baseball men.

    And yes, getting one down coming up & in at 96 is not as easy as one might think.
    Common sense.

    If you hold a bat with the end of the bat handle closer to you, the ball has to go down. Doesn't matter how fast it's coming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post
    Mate you done a lot for the forum over the years but this thread is not really breaking news is it
    Pot calling the kettle black.

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    donk-style bunt:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auto Donk View Post
    donk-style bunt:

    Should have protested play....he was out of the batter’s box and therefore should have been called out.

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    bunting is not as easy as it looks

    Not used much because to hard to execute right

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    Unfortunately it's becoming a lost art for position players as well, never mind pitchers.

    The truth is, a few well timed and well placed bunts, in the early innings, by players making league minimum salaries, can win games just as efficiently as wishing for late inning long balls by overpriced hood rats.

    I long for the days of Tim Raines, Vince Coleman, Chuck Knoblauch, Louis Castillo, Kenny Lofton, et all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaFats View Post
    Unfortunately it's becoming a lost art for position players as well, never mind pitchers.

    The truth is, a few well timed and well placed bunts, in the early innings, by players making league minimum salaries, can win games just as efficiently as wishing for late inning long balls by overpriced hood rats.

    I long for the days of Tim Raines, Vince Coleman, Chuck Knoblauch, Louis Castillo, Kenny Lofton, et all...
    Here's the best...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehorseshoe View Post
    Here's the best...

    Oh sh!t Brett has gotten old. Very solid player back in the day.

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    fUNDAMENTALS ARE DEAD IN BASEBALL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4K View Post
    fUNDAMENTALS ARE DEAD IN BASEBALL!


    a very small % of players have the ability to lay down a bunt these days...

    where art thou, Jay Bell?
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    I think Bret lost half his mouth to cancer didn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpaschal34 View Post
    Oh sh!t Brett has gotten old. Very solid player back in the day.
    Cancer will age you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post


    a very small % of players have the ability to lay down a bunt these days...

    where art thou, Jay Bell?
    Our home team is awful at the little things. Went to Doyers@ Padres a few weeks ago and watched Jose Pirela try to one hand a routine fly ball and he dropped it. Sad.

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    Pretty hard bunting 90mph + sinking fastballs for pitchers.. They are also trying not to pop it up but lay it down softly.. Bunting is an art that needs to be practiced... Pitchers pitch, most don't hit worth a shiiit at the Major levels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4K View Post
    Our home team is awful at the little things. Went to Doyers@ Padres a few weeks ago and watched Jose Pirela try to one hand a routine fly ball and he dropped it. Sad.
    yep, hopefully we will be contending by 2020..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auto Donk View Post
    donk-style bunt:

    I didn't know you were a second base kind of guy donk.

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